Apr 27 - Apr 27
Sat - Sat

Stanford Sports Concussion Summit

Arrillaga Family Sports Center, Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by Stanford Athletics and the Concussion and Brain Performance Center of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Online Registration Now Closed

Please call the Stanford CME Department at (650) 497-8554 if you would like to register.  Walk-ins are welcome on Saturday.

Stanford Sports Concussion Summit Viewing for Stanford University Undergraduates

There are select spots available to view the Stanford Sports Concussion Summit via live stream, at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center.  If you are an undergraduate student at Stanford University and interested in viewing, please email Melissa Schwartz at melissa.schwartz@stanford.edu to be added to the list.  The list is first come, first serve. (Lunch will not be provided for undergraduates attending)


The deadline for abstract submission was March 15th.  
Notification of acceptance will take place no later than March 29th.

For more information about the Brain Performance Center of the Department of Neurosurgery, visit their website at: http://med.stanford.edu/braincenter.html

Statement of Need

The Stanford Sports Concussion Summit aims to increase participants’ knowledge and enhance clinical integration of the best practices and evidence-based advances in the diagnosis and management of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. The clinical track focuses on developments in sports concussion while the demonstration track exhibits innovative technology in the field. The Summit will feature expert physicians, patients, and a multidisciplinary group of practitioners committed to advancing concussion research, including a former professional athlete and Pac-12 Brain Trauma Task Force Collaborators. The sessions integrate clinical knowledge, patient experience, and public outreach to provide global insight into the management of concussion in adults and children.

Target Audience

This regional conference is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, physical  trainers and other allied health professionals, specializing in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Rehabilitation, as well as athletes and members of the general public interested in learning about advances in concussion. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Interpret key points from recent national guidelines pertaining to concussion.
  • Describe the scope of advancing technology and its growing role in concussion diagnosis and management.
  • Interpret data from current high-quality, evidence-based literature pertaining to concussion management and diagnosis.
  • Differentiate the subtypes of concussion using the appropriate theory and clinical evidence.
  • Construct a comprehensive picture of concussion management that includes sideline, clinical, and home care of the patient.

Course Directors

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS

Course Director
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center

Angela Lumba-Brown, MD

Course Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine 
Co-Director, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center

Heather M. Owen

Course Co-Director
Executive Associate Athletics Director

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by Stanford Athletics and the Concussion and Brain Performance Center of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Melissa Schwartz
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-2288

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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