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The Queen's Medical Center

1301 Punchbowl Street

Conference Center

Honolulu, HI 96813

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The Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program (HCAMP) has reported an average of 1,000 concussions annually to Hawaii’s high school athletes over the last 6 years. HCAMP has also reported an average high school athlete takes more than 3 weeks to recover from a concussion. The featured faculty will provide research based evidence that could provide techniques to decrease this 3 week recovery period by implementing return to learn in the classroom and early return to activity. The Hawaii faculty will provide the audience with what is happening locally and how to evaluate and rehabilitate a concussed patient with vestibular symptoms. This conference will provide it’s audience with the most up to date concussion management treatment and inspire them to get started using these techniques Monday.

This conference has broad appeal to physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.

Approved for Continuing Education Credits


The Queen’s Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Queen’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Athletic Trainers

HCAMP (BOC Approved Provider #P10061) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.5 EBP and 4.5 Category A hours/CEUs. Hours. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and implement a controlled subthreshold aerobic activity (Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test) on symptomatic concussed patients

  • Describe how to apply the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill test as differential diagnose, decrease symptoms and address physiological treatment needs as opposed to the recommendation of complete physical and cognitive rest

  • Describe and demonstrate a subthreshold aerobic activity utilizing a stationary ergometer which will be demonstrated in a lab format

  • Describe the physiology of the vestibular systems and which assessments (BESS or VOMS) are affected by each system

  • Demonstrate and describe how to perform the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) and describe what vestibular exercise can be performed to treat each component of the assessment

  • Develop strategies to implement exertional therapy into a concussed patients recovery

  • Discuss when a concussed patient should return to school and describe the team approach to best practice when determining appropriate classroom adjustments to reduce symptoms and emotional stress


7:30-8:00am Registration & Exhibits

8:00 – 8:30am Welcome and Introduction

8:30-9:30am Early Return to Activity, John Leddy, MD, University of Buffalo

9:30-9:45 am Break & Exhibits

9:45- 11:45am Return to Activity, Emily Kosderka, MS, ATC, ITAT, Concordia University

11:45-12:30pm Lunch & Visit Exhibits

12:30-1:00 pm Hawaii's Concussion Law, HCAMP

1:00-1:30pm What are we seeing in the clinic? When should we refer?, Rachel Coel, MD, PhD, The Queen’s Center of Sports Medicine

1:30-1:40pm Break & Visit Exhibits

1:40 – 2:40 pm Return to Learn, John Leddy, MD, University of Buffalo

2:40-2:50pm Break & Visit Exhibits

2:50-4:50pm Vestibular Rehabilitation, David Kurihara, DPT & Ryan Moore, DPT, The Queen’s Center of Sports Medicine

4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks


John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Sciences

State University of New York at Buffalo

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. John J. Leddy is Professor of Clinical Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the American College of Physicians, and Director of Outcomes Research for the Department of Orthopaedics. He is a Division 1 team physician and Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University at Buffalo. He is the Medical Director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic. He is a Member of the Expert Panel for the Berlin Fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. In conjunction with Dr. Barry Willer, he developed the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test, which is the first functional physiological test used to establish recovery from concussion and to develop exercise programs for the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged concussion symptoms

Emily M. Kosderka, MA, ATC, ITAT

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Sciences

Exercise & Sports Science Internship Coordinator

Concordia University Portland, Oregon

Emily Kosderka MS, ATC is an Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Emily was a clinical athletic trainer for 16 years primarily at the small college level prior to transitioning to academia full time in 2013. She is currently working toward a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah and her research is examining the role of active recovery following concussion. Emily is an Impact Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) and an invited speaker for multiple Emergency Medical Services (EMS) conferences around the state of Oregon.


Rachel Coel, MD, PhD, FAAP, CAQSM

Medical Director of the Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine

The Queen’s Medical Center

Dr. Coel specializes in concussions, fracture care, and the prevention and treatment of all sports injuries. She serves as a team physician for Hawai‘i Pacific University, Chaminade University, several O‘ahu public and private high schools and Spike & Serve volleyball club. Dr. Coel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.

David Kurihara, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist, The Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine

David’s professional interest revolve around working with injured patients to quickly resolve their functional problems as well as teaching post-graduate continuing education physical therapy courses in the United States and internationally. Specialty areas of interest in physical therapy include sports injuries; orthopedic conditions; and concussions, vestibular and TMJ related disorders.


Physical Therapist, The Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine

Ryan Moore is a licensed physical therapist, whose clinical interests include orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine and sports conditioning rehabilitation, and injury prevention. A second-generation physical therapist, Ryan is certified Kinesio Taping practitioner, and a certified golf fitness instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute. He has served as a consultant and quest speaker on injury prevention, strength and conditioning for soccer, cross-country, track and field, volleyball, football and Cross Fit.

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