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Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss the role of the sports medicine team in modifying behavior on the field to prevent concussion
  • List common risk factors associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in contact sports
  • Discuss CTE, including unresolved questions
  • Describe the long term impact of concussion 
  • Discuss results of animal model trials

Reading Resources:

  1. Ocwieja , Mihalik, Guskiewicz; ABME 2011
  2. J Neurotrauma. 2002 Apr;19(4):427-38.
  3. Neurosurgery 57:128-134, 2005


Drs. Meehan and Guskiewicz have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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

  • Stockholder: ImPACT Applications, Inc.Other: ImPACT Applications, Inc., Co-Founder

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/25/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/25/2014 | Expires: 6/25/2015

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