MY CONCUSSION PATIENT HAS A HEADACHE: NOW WHAT? 

Wednesday November 25th, 2020
A Zoom Videoconference

7:00 PM CT

 
Healthcare providers responsible for the diagnosis and/or the treatment of concussions are seeking information about the current best practices.  This includes best practice when it comes to assessing the severity and recovery of a concussion. These sessions are aimed at all health care practitioners (primary care physicians, sport medicine physicians, athletic therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, and psychologists etc…).
 

Session one

7:00 – 7:15 PM CT
Acute adult concussion assessment: Focus on headache


We will review the initial assessment of the adult concussion patient, gain an understanding of the important fundamentals of acute concussion assessment, learn why guidelines recommend assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner.  Remember that 80% of concussion patients do well with simple advice from the current guidelines and do not require treatment or intervention.  Focus on headache: Understand when it may be sinister and how to give good advice when it is non-sinister, how to avoid pitfalls in symptom management, give appropriate advice for acute activity modification, graduated challenge, follow-up, and appropriate concussion documentation as necessary.
 
Dr. Peter Nemeth MD, Dip Sport Med, Medical Director PanAm Minor Injury Clinic
 
Dr. Nemeth has been a Sports Medicine Physician for over 30 years and is currently the Medical Director of the PanAm Minor Injury Clinic.  He is a founding member of the Manitoba Adult Concussion Network and is a strong advocate for evidence-based best practices for all concussion patients in Manitoba.
 

Session Two

7:15 – 7:30 CT
Medical management and pitfalls of post-concussion headaches

 
This presentation will introduce the importance of recognizing and managing concussion related headaches in the subacute setting (2-6 weeks).
 
Dr. Neil Craton B.Sc., M.D., M.H.K., M.C.F.P. (SEM), Dip. Sport and Exercise Med.
 
Dr. Craton is the Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Enhanced Skills Program at University of Manitoba, Legacy Site.  He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.  Dr. Craton has over 35 years’ experience in sport medicine at all levels and is the Team Physician for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

 

Session Three

7:30 – 7:45 CT
Cervical therapy for post-concussion headaches: who, when and why.

 
This presentation will introduce the importance of cervical therapy for certain concussion related headaches.
 
Dr. Gerald Olin B.Sc., D.C., C.Dir.
Dr. Olin is a chiropractor in Winnipeg with a strong focus on sports injury prevention and treatment. He has a keen interest in concussion and is currently the team chiropractor for several professional teams including the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is currently a Director with the World Federation of Chiropractic, a Health Care Services chiropractic consultant for Manitoba Public Insurance and the past chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
 

Session Four

7:45 – 8:00 CT
What to do with persistent post-concussion headaches: when and who to refer to

 
This presentation will introduce an approach to the persistent concussion related headaches.
 
Dr. Satnam Nijjar M.D., Neurologist
 
Dr. Nijjar is a Winnipeg based neurologist since 2014. His specific areas of interest include migraine, post-concussion syndrome, cerebrospinal fluid disorders, chronic pain and craniofacial pain disorders. Dr. Nijjar practiced as a faculty member at the John Hopkins Headache Center in Baltimore, Maryland from 2010-2013.
 

Brought to you by the Manitoba Adult Concussion Network (MACN)

The Manitoba Adult Concussion network is a grassroot network of healthcare providers working collaboratively to promote and facilitate high-quality evidence-based care of adult concussion. For information about MACN please go to or website at: macn.ca
 

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