- Iverson, Grant, PhD;
This FREE, 4-week on-demand course offers 9.75 CME/CE credits and provides a comprehensive overview of diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, recovery patterns, and rehabilitation strategies for traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Course faculty begin with a focus on foundational knowledge about TBI, such as the spectrum of TBI severity, anticipated outcomes between mild versus severe TBI, and criteria for diagnosis and management of TBI from onset through the acute recovery stage. Topics then progress to address common clinical challenges associated with TBI, such as:
- Recognizing similarities and differences in recovery among athletes, civilians and active-duty service members
- Differentiating typical from atypical recovery patterns
- Selecting treatment and rehabilitation strategies for veterans with mild TBI and ongoing problems with mental health and chronic pain
Our goal is to help you translate knowledge into enhanced clinical practice that provides better outcomes for patients, so the course includes live interaction with faculty at set times each week to address clinical questions and discuss course materials. Course content is 100% mobile-friendly and completely on-demand, so you can participate whenever your schedule allows.
Presenters for this course include:
- Grant L. Iverson, PhD, Course Director
- Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
- Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, MEd
- Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc
- Ross D. Zafonte, DO
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the spectrum of traumatic brain injury severity.
- Explain the differences in anticipated outcomes between those with mild versus severe TBI.
- Explain the criteria for diagnosing a mild traumatic brain injury and the recommendations for how to manage the injury in the acute recovery stage.
- Recognize the similarities and differences in recovery trajectories among athletes, civilians, and active duty service members.
- Differentiate typical from atypical recovery patterns.
- Describe the differential diagnoses for the post-concussion syndrome.
- Demonstrate an understanding of treatment and rehabilitation strategies for veterans who have a history of mild TBI and ongoing problems with mental health and chronic pain.
Subject to change without notice.
Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury: Definitions, Severity, and Clinical Features
Part 1. Moderate-Severe TBI
Part 2. Mild TBI
Mild TBI Diagnosis, Early Management, and Overview of the Post-Concussion Syndrome
Part 1. Identification/Diagnosis
Part 2. Rest, Return to Activity, and use of Education and Reassurance
Part 3. Introduction to the Post-Concussion Syndrome
Treatment and Rehabilitation Services
Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy
Part 1. Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Rehabilitation
Part 2. Physical Therapy
Bonus (Non-Accredited) Session
Hypopituitarism After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Senior Physical Therapist, Sports Physical Therapy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Director, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Program
Associate Director, Traumatic Brain Injury, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Associate Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Program Director, The Bulfinch Program
Clinical Psychologist, Home Base Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Staff Neuroendocrinologist, Neuroendocrine Unit and the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Clinical and Research Leader for Traumatic Brain Injury, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
This program is intended for:
- General and Family Practice Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
- Residents and Fellows
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 9.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.
Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 9.75 continuing education credits for psychologists.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors
The Center for Social Innovation is approved by the NBCC to provide continuing education credits forLicensed Mental Health Counselors.
This program has been approved for 9.75 CE credits forLicensed Mental Health Counselors.
Social Work CE Credit
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers.
This program has been approved for 9.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D72500.
Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)
McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Emma Morrison, MPH
Timothy Petersen, PhD
Jane Pimental, MPH
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:
The ACCME defines a "commercial interest" as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Relevant financial relationships
ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Grant L. Iverson, PhD, course director, moderator
Independent Contractor (via General Dynamics for Research Relating to TBI and psychological health in the military):Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Part-Time Salary (for Research Relating to TBI and psychological health in the military):Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Consulting Fees: Avanir, NeuroHealth Research and Rehabilitation, Inc, NeuroHealth, LLC
Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties:Oxford University Press (co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (co-editing handbook)
Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc
Research Grant:Ipsen, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
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