Concussion in the Classroom 3.0

October 27, 2023

The 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport was held in October 2022, and the new consensus statement was released in June 2023. New concussion evaluation tools were provided, as well as updated Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Sport protocols were released. Educators and academic administrators in Colorado can benefit greatly from increased awareness and implementation of new materials and recommendations regarding students who are recovering from concussion. Early recognition and intervention of concussion treatments within the school setting can greatly improve both short-term, and long-term outcomes of pediatric (K-12) students.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to support the needs of school nurses, school counselors, school administrators & teachers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify signs/symptoms of concussion and students who are at increased risk of prolonged symptoms
  2. Analyze needs of students with learning and behavioral disabilities while recovering from concussion
  3. Manage Return-to-Activity progression in accordance with Colorado concussion legislation
  4. Propose plan of academic support to education specialists to optimize student success

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/27/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
10/27/2023 - 4:00pm MDT

Concussion in the Classroom 3.0 – Friday October 27th 2023 - Virtual Format

8:00-8:10 am Welcome - Introduction: Polling, questions, understanding - Ann Lantagne PhD

8:10-8:30 am Head Injury vs. Concussion: Acute Care management - Pam Wilson, MD

8:30-8:50 am Headache Management for Students - Wendy Pierce, MD

8:50-9:10 am Neuropsych Brief Eval - TBD

9:10-9:30 am LD/ADHD and Concussion - Robin Peterson, PhD

9:30-9:50 am Return to Learn - Jodi Krause, MA

9:50- 10:00 am Break

10:00-10:20 am Psychosocial Factors and Concussion - Ann Lantagne, PhD & Will Anastasiadis

10:20-10:40 am PCSS NOCEBO - Mike Kirkwood, PhD

10:40-11:00 am Considering the Student Athlete, CO Legislation, and RTP - Brittney Millett, ATC

11:00-11:30 am Questions, Post- polling

11:30-11:40 Break

11:40 -12:30 pm Three Break Out Sessions

  1. Return to Activity: The Why, When and How to Assist Athletes and Non-Athletes After Concussion - Julie Wilson, MD & Brittney Millett, ATC
  2. It’s Not Going Away: The Complex Issue of Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms - Ann Lantagne, PhD & other guest speaker
  3. Return to Learn After Concussion: It’s Not Always as Easy as A-B-C - Jodi Krause, MA & other guest speaker
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Planning Committee:

  • Brittney Millett, MS, LAT, ATC, Concussion Program Coordinator, Athletic Trainer
  • Jodi Krause, MA, CBIS, Learning Specialist and Education Coordinator
  • Ann Lantagne, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Faculty Presenters:

  • Ann Lantagne, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist
  • Pam Wilson, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
  • Wendy Pierce, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor
  • David Baker, PsyD, ABPP-CN, Neuropsychologist
  • Robin Peterson, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist
  • Will Anastasiadis, ***, CU Post Doc Fellow,
  • Mike Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN, Neuropsychologist
  • Brittney Millett, MS, LAT, ATC, Concussion Program Coordinator, Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Julie Wilson, MD FAAP, FAMSSM, CAQSM, Sports Medicine Physician, Associate Professor
  • Amy Kanallaken, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Physician

Educational contact hours will be provided for this activity. A general certificate of attendance will be provided to any learner that completes the requirements of this educational activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 Attendance


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This course will take place in a virtual setting. Please ensure that you have video and audio capabilities prior to participating in this course. A Zoom link will be emailed to you several instances prior to the course.