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In Office Evaluation of Concussion

Drs. Michael Collins and Philip Schatz disscuss on-field and in office evaluation of concussion in Part 2 of the new developments in Sports-related concussion conference.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the role of the clinical interview, vestibular-ocular screening and computerized neurocognitive testing in the assessment of sports mTBI
• Discuss targeted clinical pathways for the treatment and rehabilitation of sports mTBI
• Distinguish between the reliability and validity of test measures, as they apply to the diagnosis of concussion.
• Evaluate the reliability and validity of computer-based concussion measures objectively.

Reading Resources:

  1. Lau B, Kontos A, Lovell MR, Collins MW; AJSM 2011.
  2. Lau, Lovell, Collins et al. 2009, CJSM .
  3. Lau B, Collins MW, Lovell MR. Neurosurgery 2012.
  4. Iverson, G., Lovell, M. R., & Collins, M. W. (2003). Interpreting change on ImPACT following sport concussion. Clin Neuropsychol.
  5. Schatz, P. (2009). Long-term test-retest reliability of baseline cognitive assessments using ImPACT. Am J Sports Med
  6. Elbin, R. J., Schatz, P., & Covassin, T. (2011). One-Year Test-Retest Reliability of the Online Version of ImPACT in High School Athletes. Am J Sports Med 
  7. Schatz, P., Ferris. C.  (2013). One-month test-retest reliability of the ImPACT test battery. Arch Clin Neuropsych


Dr. Schatz has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Collins has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Stockholder: Impact Appliances, Inc.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 12/3/2013 | Last Modified On: 12/3/2013 | Expires: 12/3/2014

Transcript - Dr. Collins


Michael Collins, PhD

Michael Collins, PhD Director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
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Philip Schatz, PhD

 Philip Schatz, PhD Professor of Psychology
Director, Behavioral Neurosciences Program
Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA.
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