Virtual 6th Annual Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Conference - October 27, 2022
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. Brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.
During this virtual course participants will learn about all aspects of CTE including its pathology, pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, imaging, clinical syndromes, clinical criteria, differential diagnosis, impact on veterans and implications for the family, and what it is like to live with or worry about the disease.
This conference is for Intermediate and Advanced clinicians
- Dementia Specialists
- Graduate & Postdoctoral Students
- Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
- Physical Therapists
- Physicians & Physicians Assistants
- PTSD Specialists
- Rehabilitative Services
- Sport Psychology Consultants
Through lectures and question and answer sessions, and panel discussion participants at the conclusion of this conference will be able to:
- Describe the history of concussion and CTE
- Identify the pathology of CTE
- Explain the clinical syndrome and criteria of CTE
- Explain the criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome.
- Identify the risk factors of CTE
- Identify different types of exposures of CTE
- Describe genetics of CTE
- Describe the co-morbidity and pathology of CTE
- Identify CTE through biomarkers to therapeutics
- Recognize fluid biomarkers of CTE in humans
- Recognize imaging biomarkers of CTE in humans
- Discuss differential diagnosis of CTE
Thursday October 27, 2022 (All times are EST)
10:00-10:05 - Welcome (Kate Turk, MD & Mike Alosco, PhD)
10:05-10:55 - Neuropathology of CTE Updates (Ann McKee, MD)
10:55 –11:50 - Diagnosing CTE During Life: Clinical Presentation and Potential Fluid and Neuroimaging Biomarkers (Bob Stern, PhD)
11:50-12:15 - Lunch/Poster session
12:15-1:02 - Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Other Pathologies from Repetitive Head Impacts (Mike Alosco, PhD)
1:02 - 1:39 - Diagnose CTE: PET Study Update (Eric Reiman, MD)
1:40 - 2:10 - Panel Discussion on the intersection of neuropathology, biomarkers and imaging of CTE with Drs. Reiman and Alosco
2:10-2:30 Coffee Break / Poster session
2:30-3:10 – Long-term effect of head injury among veterans (Kate Turk, MD)
3:10-3:50 - (Jesse Mez, MD)
3:50 - 4:32 - Mechanisms & Pathology of CTE (Lee Goldstein, MD)
4:32 - 5:20 - Clinical and Biological Correlates of Repetitive Head Trauma Across the Spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease and Related causes of Dementia (Breton Asken, PhD, ATC)
5:20 – 6:00 Panel Discussion with Drs. Alosco, Reiman, Turk, Mez, Goldstein, Asken
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approval Statement: This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE credits: 7.0
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.00 Participation
CME credit - $250
Psychology credit - $50
Other Health Professionals - Free
Students/Resident Assistants - Free
General Public - Free
BUSM CME complies with the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof to make reasonable accommodations for our educational activities. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact BUSM CME at email@example.com.
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an administrative fee of $25, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the conference. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.