TRIA Institute

2018 TRIA Concussion Conference



Participants in the TRIA Sport Concussion Conference will have the opportunity to hear expert physician and therapist speakers discuss concussion and sport related concussion being a fast growing topic in sports medicine. Discussions will involve applying the current consensus and evidence based practice techniques for SRC diagnosis and management.


This conference is intended for athletic trainers, physical therapists, and primary care physicians to advance education and experience in treating concussion conditions.


  1. Relate the most recent expert consensus and evidence based literature for the diagnosis and management of concussion

  2. Synthesize multidisciplinary approach to treatment of concussion

  3. Demonstrate hands on skills and detail tools used for diagnosis and management of concussion, using current evidence based procedures and case examples


Justin Anderson, PsyD, LP

Aimee Custer, PsyD, LP

Suzanne Hecht, MD

Molly McDonald, OD

Alex Noll, DO

Uzma Samadani, MD

Doug Smith, MD

Meredith Bassett, PT, DPT, OCS

Annie Doda, PT, DPT

Ann Donner, PT, DPT

Layla Elmajri, PT, DPT

Rob Johnson, MD

Jennifer Lee, PT, DPT

Carly Mattson, PT, DPT, OCS

Shuhei Suzuki, PT, DPT, ATC, FAAOMPT

Amy Hamilton, MA, LAT, ATC

Christina Neville, MS, LAT, ATC

Justin Tatman, MA, LAT, ATC

Christopher Walker, MS, ATC, NASM-PES


Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 – 7:45 Registration, Breakfast, Vendors

7:45 – 8:00 Welcome

Session 1: Keynote Addresses: Amy Hamilton, MA, LAT, ATC — Moderator

8:00 – 8:30 Current Evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Speaker: Uzma Samadani, MD

8:30 – 9:00 Advancements in Pathophysiology of Concussion

Speaker: Doug Smith, MD

9:00 – 9:15 Q&A

Session 2: Acute Considerations: Rob Johnson, MD — Moderator

9:15 – 9:40 Sideline Assessment

Speaker: Justin Tatman, MA, LAT, ATC

9:40 – 9:55 Legislation & Policy

Speaker: Amy Hamilton, MA, LAT, ATC

9:55 – 10:10 Q&A

Session 3: Role of Concussion Clinic: Anne Moore, MD — Moderator

10:10 – 10:25 Clinical Assessment Interview & Tools Overview

Speaker: Alex Noll, DO

10:25 – 11:10 Clinical Trajectories

Speaker: Aimee Custer, PsyD, LP

11:10 – 11:25 Q&A

11:25 – 11:40 Break & Vendors

11:40 – 11:55 Biomarkers

Speaker: Doug Smith, MD

11:55 – 12:10 Q&A

12:10 – 12:40 Vendors

12:00 – 12:40 Lunch

Session 4: Role of Rehab: Layla Elmajri, PT — Moderator

12:40 – 12:55 Cervical

Speaker: Shuhei Suzuki, PT

12:55 – 13:15 Vestibular and Oculomotor

Speaker: Carly Mattson, PT

13:15 – 13:35 Exertion

Speaker: Annie Doda, PT

13:35 – 13:55 Vision Therapy

Speaker: Molly McDonald, OD

13:55 – 14:15 Ocular Research

Speaker: Sarah Rockswold, MD

14:15 – 14:30 Q&A

14:30 – 14:45 Break & Vendors

Session 5: Additional Treatment Considerations: Matthew Hofkens — Moderator

14:45 – 15:00 Medication & Supplement Management

Speaker: Alex Noll, DO

15:00 – 15:15 Behavioral Health / Sports Psych

Speaker: Justin Anderson, PsyD, LP

15:15 – 15:30 Role of Neuropsychology

Speaker: Aimee Custer, PsyD, LP

15:30 – 15:45 Q&A

Session 6: Return to Activity: Steven Greer, MD — Moderator

15:45 – 16:05 Return to Learn

Speaker: Christina Neville, MS, LAT, ATC

16:05 – 16:25 Return to Play

Speaker: Suzanne Hecht, MD

16:25 – 16:40 Q&A

16:40 – 17:10 Case Conclusion
Speaker: TRIA concussion team, Justin Tatman, MA, LAT, ATC
— Moderator

16:40 Vendor Social reception at Hilton

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Hot Breakfast | Welcome

8:30 – 9:00 Physical Therapy Evaluation
Speaker: Layla Elmajri, PT

Session 10: Breakout Sessions

Cervical Case/Treatment: Shuhei Suzuki, PT, DPT, ATC, FAAOMPT; Ann Donner, PT, DPT— Moderators

Exertion Case/Lab: Jennifer Lee, PT, DPT; Chris Walker MS, ATC, NASM-PES — Moderators

Vestibular/Oculomotor Case/Lab: Carly Mattson, PT, DPT, OCS; Meredith Bassett, PT, DPT, OCS — Moderators

Session 11: Panel of Pearls:

Carly Mattson, PT; Aimee Custer, PsyD, LP; Alex Noll, MD; Justin Tatman, MA, LAT, ATC— Moderators

11:15 – 12:00

12:00 Conclusion


Register today, space is limited!


Registration is $375 ($450 after 9/30/18)

Your registration fee includes the course syllabus, all lab fees, refreshment breaks, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. The social reception on Friday evening is also included with pre-registration.


CME Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refunds will be issued for all cancellations received 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Half of the registration fee will be refunded for all cancellations received 7 to 13 days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 6 days of the course. Please allow up to six weeks for delivery of credit card refunds and 90 days for delivery of check refunds. Our preferred method of delivering refunds is by credit card. Should cancellation by TRIA be necessary, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and refunds issued.

For more information regarding any of TRIA's course offerings, please contact the TRIA Institute.

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Continuing Education


HealthPartners Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, HealthPartners Institute, designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

TRIA Othopaedic Center (BOC AP# P2937) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide

continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 11.75 Category Ahours/CEUs. EBP credit is pending approval. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.



Friday, October 26, 2018

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

3900 American Blvd W

Bloomington, MN 55437



Saturday, October 27, 2018

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

8100 Northland Dr.

Bloomington, MN 55431




A block of rooms have been reserved. The special room rate of $105 per night is available. To reserve a room contact the Hilton at (952) 892-9500 or click here.

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