Do Helmets Prevent Concussion?


 

DCoE Webinar Series (TBI): July 2014
 

Date/Time: July 10, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

Reports of concussions during sporting events are increasing despite improvements in personal protective gear. Sports medicine experts recently published statements about the lack of effectiveness helmets and other equipment have on the incidence and severity of concussion. However, a recent study indicates that helmet design can reduce the transmission of impact forces to the brain and reduce concussion incidence.

Biomechanical determinants of injury risk can be measured even though an objective marker of mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis is not available. Determining an acceptable level of risk, risk variation with age, directional variables and other factors is important. The effects of sub-concussive blows, multiple concussions and the interval between them are largely unknown. This webinar will address the biomechanical determinants of concussion risk and their relevance to real world sports injuries.

You are invited to the DCoE Webinar Series (TBI): July 2014 titled, Do Helmets Prevent Concussion?  We look forward to your participation on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT).  Below are the event details and instructions for participating.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe current sports medicine expert consensus statements about the effectiveness of football helmets on concussion prevention
  • Examine the biomechanical factors and pathophysiology of concussion
  • Discuss the use of acceleration information as a metric for characterizing brain injury risk
  • Relate the concussion risk in football in relationship to better equipment, rule changes and proper techniques

PRESENTERS:

Kristy Arbogast, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Co-Scientific Director
Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pa

Donald Marion, M.D., M.Sc.
Clinical Affairs Senior Advisor
Contract support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Steven Rowson, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.

MODERATOR:

Robert Labutta, M.D.
Clinical Affairs Senior Advisor
Contract support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

 

HOW TO REGISTER/ENROLL IN A COURSE:

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TO COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CLAIM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

  • Complete the post-test.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
 

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before July 10, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamentals.pdf

Please note:  DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf

Course details

  • Activity type: Course
  • AMA: 1.50
  • ANCC: 1.50
  • Attendance: 1.50
  • APA Credit: 1.50
  • CEU: 0.15
  • NASW credits: 1.50
  • NBCC: 1.50
  • Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 17 2014
  • Registration Expires: Thu, Jul 17 2014
  • Cost: $0.00

Location

Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
This activity closed on July 18th, 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.