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Thomas J. Ellis Sports Medicine Symposium

Thomas J. Ellis Sports Medicine Symposium
Friday, August 8th, 2014

Course Description: Beginning in 2014, the Quillen College of Medicine will host a new conference entitled the Thomas J. Ellis Sports Medicine Symposium. The goal of this annual conference will be to improve the health and well-being of athletes in the Southern Appalachian region of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina. For the "inaugural symposium" we will focus on prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injury and other common head injuries in young athletes. Tentative topics include recognition of concussion/TBI, ER treatment, follow-up care, assessment tools, treatment, Return to Play guidelines, and post-concussive syndrome.

Agenda: To view the agenda click here.

Handouts: Click here to view the handouts (handouts will be available soon)

Registration: Click here to register online, or call 423-439-8027 to register for this course.

Location: Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604


  Before July 31 After August 1
Physicians: $220 $250
All Other Providers: $180 $200
ETSU Faculty Physicians: $160 $160
ETSU Faculty Non-Physicians: $140 $140 
VA Employee Physicians: $170 $170 
VA Employee Non-Physicians: $150 $150 
Athletic Trainers $75 $75
  ETSU Medical Residents and ETSU Medical Students - No Charge for the first 20 registrants.
  Group Rates Available - Call (423) 439-8027 to learn more.

Cancellation: If you have registered and find you cannot attend, please call 423.439.8027.

Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Medical and Nursing Students

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss up-to-date assessment tools
  • Compare the pros and cons of various assessment tools
  • Explain the physician's liable and legal responsibility when treating closed head injury of a youth athlete
  • Recognize the partnership between academics, coaches, and medical providers for treating youth with a closed head injury
  • Recall regional statistics on TBI and closed head injury

Activity Director: Brian Johnston, ATC; Director of Athletic Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

  ACCME Accreditation:        The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ETSU logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 .5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Live activity, Thomas J. Ellis Sports Medicine Symposium, with a beginning date of 08/08/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  East Tennessee State University is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified Athletic Trainers. This program has beenapproved for a maximum of 7.5 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hoursactually spent participating in the CE activity.
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