Concussion: Recognize, Understand, and Treat for the Health of our Youth

Novato, CA US
May 6, 2017

Planning Committee: 

Sridhar Prasad, M.D., Pulmonary/Critical Care, CME Chief, KP San Rafael

Susan Gross, M.D., Sports Medicine, KP San Rafael


Target Audience

Adult and Family Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Sports Medicine Physicians, Emergency Physicians and Orthopedic Surgeons, and anyone otherwise involved in the care of young athletes.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the pathophysiology of concussion and the neuro-metabolic cascade following mild traumatic brain injury.
2. Obtain an appropriate history and physical examination to diagnose and/or recognize concussion in pediatric patients.
3. Provide clear instructions to patients regarding return to school and return to sports activities following a concussion.
4. Recommend practical techniques that can be tailored to patients to aid in recovery of concussion.
5. Identify chronic post-concussion problems and determine which patients to treat or refer to other health care professionals for additional treatments.
6. Recognize emerging technologies in the evaluation of concussion. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/06/2017 - 8:30am PDT
Event ends: 
05/06/2017 - 12:30pm PDT
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, CA 94945
United States


Jim Kovach, MD, JD, former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers 

Eric Freitag, PsyD - UCSF

Jeanne-Marie Sinnott, DO - Kaiser Permanente

Richard Delmonico, PhD - Kaiser Permanente

David Goltz, MD - Mount Tam Orthopedics

Nancy Chinn, EdD - of Santa Rosa Junior College

Jacqueline Theis, OD - of Kaiser Permanente

Shana McKeever - Marin General Hospital

Natu Tuatalogoa - Marin Athletic Foundation

Mary Jane Burke - Marin County Office of Education


Statement of Disclosure: 

Faculty for KP San Rafael Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities must complete a Disclosure prior to the CME activity.  Having an interest in or affiliation with a commercial entity does not preclude making a presentation at a CME activity, but if a Conflict of Interest exists, it must be resolved prior to the educational activity being delivered.  Relevant financial relationships, or the lack of such relationships, must be disclosed to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

Jacqueline Theis, OD, has indicated a relationship with C. Light Technologies for her relationship as an NIH SBIR Grant - Clinical Research Consultant. The KP San Rafael CME Program has determined through Peer Review that the content of her presentation is clinically balanced and that the relationship does not constitute a conflict of interest with this activity.

All other speakers and planning committee members for this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships.  Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products


Accreditation and Credit Designation statements: 

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - San Rafael takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - San Rafael is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - San Rafael designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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