Advancing Pediatric Concussion Care: What CHOP is Doing

As clinicians and researchers in the Mind Matter Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our collective understanding of concussion – particularly among growing children and adolescents – continues to evolve.

Our robust bench-to-bedside research program has propelled many important advances in concussion care, informing how we diagnose and manage pediatric and adolescent concussions. Through our team’s efforts, we are advancing targeted interventions to optimize treatments, shorten recovery time, improve individual outcomes and prevent future concussions.

We continuously share our findings at professional conferences and speaking opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming events

Oct. 7-11

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Meeting, Anaheim, CA

Concussion leaders from CHOP will present live sessions and posters at AAP’s annual meeting. Featured physicians include: Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM, Matthew F. Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, and Daniel J. Corwin, MD, MSCE.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Dr. Master will present on “Concussion and Vision: Seeing Concussion Through New Eyes” during a day-long session hosted by the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF) about its newest Policy Statement and Clinical Report. She will also present an oral research abstract on “Differences in Pupillary Light Reflex Metrics After Concussion Persist at Clinical Recovery” at 2:30 p.m.

Also on Oct. 8, Dr. Corwin will present two posters:

  • “Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Objective Physiologic Measure for Acute Pediatric Concussion,” during the 1:30 p.m. session on emergency medicine; and
  • “Investigating Disparities in Adherence to Clinical Care Recommendations in a Specialty Care Pediatric Concussion Population,” during the 4 p.m. session on sports medicine and fitness.

On Sunday, Oct. 9, Dr. Master will deliver the Plenary address on “Managing Concussion-related Vision Problems,” at 11:15 a.m. At 4 p.m., Dr. Master and Dr. Grady will lead an interactive workshop on “Keeping Up-to-Date on Sports Concussion.”

Find more details about CHOP at AAP – including a special event for CHOP Alumni and Friends on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Visit the AAP conference website for more about the event.

Oct. 22-25

American Neurological Association (ANA) annual meeting, Chicago, IL

Daniel J. Corwin, MD, MSCE, Associate Director of Research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHOP and scientist with the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, will present on “Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Objective Physiologic Measures for Acute Pediatric Concussion.”

Visit the conference website for more details.

Oct. 27-28

Sixth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Drs. Master and Corwin will join with CHOP colleagues Kristy B. Arbogast, PhD; Tricia R. Roby, PhD, ATC; and Divya Jain, PhD, to present a number of concussion-related topics including:

  • Poster Presentation: Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Objective Physiologic Measures for Acute Pediatric Concussion (Corwin)
  • Poster Presentation: Randomized Trial of Incentivization to Maximize Retention for Real-Time Symptom and Activity Monitoring Using Ecological Momentary Assessment in Pediatric Concussion (Corwin)
  • Differences between concussed and uninjured adolescent drivers during simulated driving: a fNIRS study (Jain)
  • Neurophysiological, muscle activation, and gait deficits during dual-task conditions in concussed adolescents (Jain)
  • Head impact rates, mechanisms and kinematics in female high school lacrosse (Arbogast for Declan Patton, PhD)
  • Neurovascular coupling in acutely concussed pediatric patients (Roby)
  • Post-injury outcomes following non-sport related concussion: A CARE Consortium study (Roby)
  • Sex differences in non-sport related concussion: A CARE Consortium study (Roby)
  • Returning to driving after concussion in adolescents: timing and symptoms (Arbogast for Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN)
  • Approaches for Calculating Head Impact Exposure in Live Sport using Head Impact Sensors (Arbogast)

Visit the conference website for more details.

Nov. 10-12

Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians Annual Scientific Conference, Glenelg, South Australia

Dr. Master will present the Keynote Address on “The Management of Pediatric Concussion” at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Visit the conference website

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