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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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2465 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

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Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program (HCAMP) has reported that an average of 1,000 concussions annually to Hawaii’s high school athletes over the last seven years. HCAMP has also reported an average high school athlete takes more than three weeks to recover from a concussion. The featured faculty will provide research-based evidence that could provide techniques to decrease this three week recovery period by implementing return to Learn in the classroom and early return to activity along with concussion assessments as determined by the Berlin Consensus Statement.

The Summit has been expanded this year to include half a day dedicated to early specialization and overuse injuries and possible preventative measures.

Attendees will be provided with the most up-to-date treatments and be inspired to start using these techniques immediately.

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



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Queen’s Medical Center and the Hawai’i Concussion Awareness Management Program. The Queen’s Medical Center is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Queen’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 10 Category A hours/CEUs with pending EBP approval. Hours. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


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

  • Describe strategies to reduce overuse injuries in the pediatric population

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

  • Describe how to apply the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test as a differential diagnosis, and also how it may be used to decrease symptoms and address physiological treatment needs of a concussed individual.

  • Describe how to utilize sports vision to treat patients with a concussion

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

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


Friday July 13, 2018 UH @ Manoa KRS Auditorium

4:30-5:00 - Registration

5:00-5:50 - Kellen Kashiwa, OD, Retina Institute of Hawaii (Sports vision: The Future of Sports Training)

6:00-7:00 - Neeru Jayanthi, Director, Sports medicine Research & Education, Emory Sports Medicine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Duluth, GA (How to Get Kids in Sports and to STAY in Sports)

7:00-8:00 - Neeru Jayanthi, Emory University School of Medicine (Sports Specialization: Is it really the worst thing in Youth Sports?"

Saturday July 14, 2018 UH @ Manoa Campus Center Ballroom

7:30-8:00 - Registration

8:00-9:00 - Keynote: Paul McCrory, MD, Associate Professor @ The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Brain Centre, Melbourne Australia

9:00-10:00 - Greg Johnson, MD, Director for the Concussion Clinics of PRMC, Tripler Army Medical Center, PCM Brain Injury Center, Honolulu, HI (TBI in the Military)

10:00-10-15 - Break

10:15-11:15 - Paul McCrory, MD

11:15-12:15 - Lunch

12:15-2:15 - Emily Kosderka, ABD, ATC, ITAT, Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Science, Concordia University, Portland, OR (Early activity after a concussion)

2:15-3:15 - Karen McAvoy, PsyD, Director, Concussion and NeuroHealth Center @ Berkana Rehabilitation Institute, Fort Collins, CO (Return to Work/Return of Learn: How is Protracted Concussion Recovery the Same or Different for Adults vs Adolescents)

3:15-3:30 - Break

3:30-4:30 - Kellen Kashiwa, OD, Retina Institute of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (Concussion and Vision: Return to Learn)


Paul Robert McCrory, MD
Associate Professor
Florey Neurosciences Institutes, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Paul McCrory is a consultant neurologist, internist and a sports & exercise physician. He is both an academic researcher and clinician based at the Florey Institutes of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia. He is a globally recognized expert in sport-related neurological injury and concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.

He is the former editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, former associate editor of Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and serves on 5 other editorial boards. He is past-president of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians and is a Board member for the Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK and is a Member of the NINDS Concussion/Mild TBI Subgroup for the US National Institutes of Health. He is chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF) based in London. He is the founding Chair of the International Concussion in Sport Consensus Group.

Karen McAvoy, PsyD
Director, Concussion and NeuroHealth Center
Fort Collins, Colorado

Dr. Karen McAvoy is the author of the REAP Community-Based Concussion Management Project which she started in Colorado and has expanded to several states including Hawaii. She has numerous publications regarding return to learn and is one of the nation's leading researcher on the subject.

McAvoy has been the Coordinator of Mental Health Services and Brain Injury Services for Cherry Creek School District. From 2004-2007, Dr. McAvoy was the Clinical Manager on a Centers for Disease Control study of concussion in high athletes. She is dually credentialed as a Clinical Psychologist and a School Psychologist - over 20 years, practices in a variety of elementary, middle, high schools and Charter schools.

Neeru A. Jayanthi, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Research and Education, Emory Sports Medicine Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Duluth, Georgia

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi is considered one of the country’s leading experts in youth sports health, injuries and sports training patterns, as well as an international leader in tennis medicine. He is currently the President of the International Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS) and a certified USPTA tennis teaching professional. He has also been a volunteer ATP physician for 15 years and serves as a medical advisor for the WTA. He has been selected to the board for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) twice, and serves as a Consultant for the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) COSMF, Aspen Institute, and Mom’s Team. He previously was the medical director of primary care sports medicine at Loyola University Chicago prior to being recruited to Emory where he will lead an innovative tennis medicine program.

He has been a course director nearly 30 times and an invited speaker over 150 times at local, regional conferences as well as at national Academy conferences, International Sports Medicine, Tennis Medicine, USTA, USPTA, and PTR conferences. Dr. Jayanthi is an active teaching faculty at Emory University, has numerous publications and book chapters on his research of young athletes and tennis players, and has been featured and/or appeared on NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.


Greg Johnson, MD
Director for the Concussion Clinics of PRMC
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Dr. Greg Johnson serves as Medical Director for the Concussion Clinics of PRMC. Leads Interdisciplinary team meetings. Provides outreach to providers in all parts of the Pacific Regional Medical Command. Provides education and information to visitors to Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler Command, other providers, patient and family groups, and the public as requested. Participates in the weekly meetings with Schofield TBI Executive Team. Provides orientation for clinical providers in the Concussion Clinic.

Kellen Kashiwa, OD
Retina Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

Kellen Kashiwa, O.D., is a low-vision specialist. As a licensed doctor of optometry, he is trained in the examination and management of patients with visual impairments that cannot be corrected with pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, conventional prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. He has a special interest in Sports Vision which he practiced at Engine Sports Lab.

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