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    • January 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital, Huntsman Education Center, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143,
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    Concussion: From the CDC to CTE

    Presented by: Antonietta A. Russo, Ph.D. and special guest Dallas Davis, former football linebacker

    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview:

    As the Super Bowl once again approaches, it is time to consider what it means to have the Traumatic Brain Injury known commonly as Concussion. While our appreciation of this injury and the potential ramifications have improved, controversy and debate rages on both in and out of the Psychological Community.  Even the rates of concussion reported are variable and concerns range from both over and under reporting.  With an estimated 2.5 million high school athletes reporting concussion in a single year, it is vital to understand how concussions present and the latest models for understanding interventions and recovery.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review assessment and diagnosis of mTBI/Concussion issues in reporting concussions.
    • Discuss current intervention ideas and challenges.
    • Understand current challenges in identification of sex differences
    • Recognize how brain injury impacts families and other relationships
    • Provide participants with recently released tools and ideas for use in their practices.
    • Continue the discussion and appreciate the controversy surrounding CTE

    Presenter Biography: 

    Antonietta A. Russo, PhD

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Intermountain Healthcare

    Antonietta A. Russo is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (1992) and earned her PhD in 1997 from Brigham Young University.  She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of California, San Francisco.  In addition to providing neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy for the past 19 years with the Intermountain Health Care Neuro Therapy Services department at TOSH, she established the TOSH Sports Concussion Clinic in 2011.  Since 2017, she has provided neuropsychological support and evaluation to Real Salt Lake and has more recently started working with the Utah Royals FC as well as the Utah Warriors.

    Special Guest: Dallas Davis

    Dallas Davis ex-college football linebacker, husband, father and self described "Trekkie" will join to talk about his firsthand struggles and strategies for coping with brain injury.

    Rates:

    Members:

    Early Bird, before January 19, 2019: $125
    Regular Registration: $150

    Non-members:

    Early Bird, before January 19, 2019: $225
    Regular Registration: $250

    Student members:  $15
    Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    Huntsman Education Center – LDS Hospital
    Come in the far north door on C street, which is the door to the Huntsman Education Center. The auditorium is just right of the door. The room is the LD auditorium in the Huntsman Education Center.
     
    There are two parking garages across the street (west side on C St) and the building on the east side. There is also 2 hour parking on the street. The parking police are very vigilant about the 2 hour parking limit. 

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org
    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
    Mail: Mail check to UPA, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.
    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

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