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Friday, May 13, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury in Student Athletes Among Topcs Address by Sports Psychiatrists at APA

By Claudia L. Reardon, MD

The International Society for Sport Psychiatry (ISSP) has a full line-up of events to satisfy those with dual interests in sport and psychiatry and the intersections between the two. These ISSP events are open to all Annual Meeting registrants:
Saturday, May 14, 2-5 p.m.: ISSP Scientific Session, South Pacific I/II, Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Come to hear the latest and greatest in sport psychiatry. Topics to be presented include: concussion management in sport psychiatry (Eric Morse, MD), Ta Kwon Do combined with group therapy (David Conant-Norville, MD), and psychiatric medication use by athletes (Claudia Reardon, MD).

Sunday, May 15, 12-3 p.m.: ISSP Symposium on the hot topic of “Traumatic Brain Injury in the Athlete: Psychiatric Implications”, 319 A/B, Convention Center. The Symposium will be moderated by ISSP Board Member Toni Baum, MD. Speakers include David Baron, DO (concussion in sports and experience with the NFL), William Tsushima, PhD and Vincent Tsushima, PhD (father/son team of Hawaiian neuropsychologist speaking on the use of a computerized neuropsychological test battery for the evaluation of concussions in Hawaii high school athletes), Ira Glick, MD and Claudia Reardon, MD (the role of the sport psychiatrist in concussion management), and Brandon Cornejo, MD, PhD (an athlete-psychiatrist’s personal experience with traumatic head injury).

For more information on the ISSP, check out the group’s website at or join their Facebook page.
Dr. Reardon is a Board Member, International Society for Sport Psychiatry and APA Member Expert in Sport Psychiatry.


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