Professional Symposium

This program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Manitoba Chapter for up to 4 Mainpro+ credits.

Educational Objectives

After attending the symposium, delegates will be updated with current evidence-based best practice and clinical guidelines for the following:

  1. The definition of concussion and its epidemiology.

  2. The natural history of concussion and expected clinical outcomes.

  3. The appropriate medical examination and ancillary evaluation of the patient with possible concussion.

  4. The initiate of appropriate treatment with specific advice on cognitive and physical activity, including the need for appropriate follow-up and review.

  5. The potential red flags associated with head injury.

  6. The different clinical phenotypes associated with concussion.

  7. An approach for the evaluation and treatment of the patient with persisting symptoms after


  8. The biopsychosocial factors that influence concussion prognosis.

  9. The value of a concussion network for the treatment of concussed patients.

Symposium Schedule:

7:30-8:00 Continental breakfast and registration

Moderator: Glen Bergeron

8:00-8:20 Greetings and introduction to MACN (Patrick Fredette, MACN Chair)
8:20-8:50 Concussion: What we know and what we don’t. (Kelly Russell)
8:50-9:30 Who, what and where: What does a good concussion assessment look like (Neil Craton)
9:30-9:40 Q+A (Kelly Russell, Neil Craton, Patrick Fredette)
9:40-9:50 Refreshment Break

Moderator: Kurt Kauenhofen

9:50-10:30 What causes persisting symptoms after concussion and what can be done to help? (Mike Ellis)
10:30-11:00 The past and present collide: Factors that influence outcomes after a concussion. (Lesley Ritchie)
11:00-11:30 Dialed in: The value of a concussion network. (Michael Ellis)

Moderator: Neil Craton

11:30-12:00Panel Discussion with audience question and answer. (Lesley Ritchie, Peter Nemeth, Patrick Fredette, Glen Bergeron, Mike Ellis)


Register now for the 1st Annual Manitoba Adult Concussion Network Symposion.

Re-fit Centre
1390 Taylor Ave.

March 6, 2020

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