Overview

There is approximately 4 million concussions every year in the United States. This lecture will describe the current state and latest advances in the treatment of concussions. More specifically, the presentation will discuss the acute and chronic somatic, cognitive and behavioral sequelae for the injury sustained. It will also discuss comorbidities associated with concussions such as depression, pain, substance abuse, dementia as well as the best treatment approaches. Finally, the lecture will discuss the latest research developments including clinical and neuroimaging correlates particularly for sequelae. This presentation will feature an internationally renowned expert and pioneer in the field of concussion and traumatic brain injury, Dr. David Cifu.

Speakers

David Cifu, MD

Associate Dean of Innovation and System Integration
Herman J. Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University

Senior TBI Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Richmond, Virginia View Full Bio

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK College of Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.