Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

  • 3 Hours of Category 1-A CME

    Available through December 2014

    Brain Injury CMEBrain injury is a major cause of death and injury worldwide. Causes can include sports injuries, accidents, falls, violence and military exposure to war.

    Research indicates that there is a clear link between brain injuries and a number of different serious and debilitating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

    This activity is sponsored by the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' Department of Continuing Medical Education and is made possible by a grant from the American Osteopathic Association.

    Featured Speakers  

    The Science and Research Behind Brain Injury and Repetitive Head Trauma  Jennifer Hammers
    Jennifer Hammers, DO FCAP, FASCP, Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, The City of New York | Read Biography (PDF) | Download CV (PDF)  



    Joe ParksOffice Workup: Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
    John J. Dougherty, DO, FACOFP, FAOASM, FAODME, FILM
    Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences




    Christopher WolfRehabilitation and the Chronic Care of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients 
    Christopher J. Wolf, DO, FAAPMR, Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R, Associate Residency Director, University of Missouri-Columbia, Director Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

    Global Learning Objectives

    At the end of these presentations, participants will be able to:

    • Apply standard of Care measures for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
    • Recognize deteriorating neurological function as a result of MTBI 
    • Define Chronic Traumatic Encelophathy (CTE)
    • Identify patients at risk for developing CTE
    • Manage the rehabilitation and chronic care of traumatic brain injury patients.

    Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians, emergency room physicians, neurologists and other health care professionals who are involved in managing patients with brain injury, including rehabilitation and chronic care.

    Accreditation and CME

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has approved this activity for 1 credit of AOA Category 1-A CME credit. To receive credit for completing this activity, please complete the pre-test, watch the video and complete the post-test and evaluation. You will receive a certificate electronically and your hour will be reported to the AOA.