Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Zafonte
“Sports Related Concussion - Pathophysiology & Recent Updates”
Ross D. Zafonte, MD
Co-Director, Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center; Vice President of Medical Affairs, Spalding Rehabilitation Network; Chair, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
School of Nursing (K-Wing), Room 4003
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Biography: Dr. Ross D. Zafonte is Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network He has published extensively on traumatic brain injuries, spasticity, and other neurological disorders, as well as presented on these topics at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr Zafonte’s research has been funded the National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as well as the Department of Defense. He is the Co- Principal Investigator on the Spaulding Harvard SCI and TBI model systems. He is co editor of the textbook Brain Injury Medicine and has over 250 peer review publications, abstracts and book chapters to his credit. In 2006, Dr Zafonte was selected to receive the Walter Zeiter award and lectureship by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in 2008 he was the recipient of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Distinguished Academician Award. In 2012 Dr Zafonte received the William Caveness award for outstanding clinical care and research from the Brain Injury Association of America.
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Objective: Attendees will better understand the latest advances in the treatment of sports related concussions.
Outcome: Attendees will utilize this information to improve patient care.
Target Audience: University of Louisville faculty, staff, attending physicians, residents, fellows and medical students, as well as physicians and all other healthcare professionals from the community.
Disclosure: The speaker has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Continuing Education Credit: The University of Louisville School of Medicine designates this "Live Activity" for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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