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ATSU-ASHS faculty and alumnae present at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport

January 19, 2017
Posted In: Alumni Headlines, ASHS, Athletic Training, Faculty & Staff Headlines

Alumnae and faculty of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences’ athletic training department presented posters on research related to concussions at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in October 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, director of athletic training; Cailee Welch Bacon, PhD, ATC, assistant professor of athletic training; Melissa Kay, MS, AT, ‘15; and Michelle Weber, MS, AT, ‘14 all presented at the conference held every 3-4 years to develop consensus guidelines to inform clinicians diagnosis, management, and treatment of sport-related concussions. Their research focused on a variety of topics related to concussions: adolescent concussions, returning to activity after concussions, youth sports concussions and healthcare and school personnel knowledge of concussions.

Presentations submitted by and presented by ATSU-ASHS faculty and alumnae included:

  • Adolescent Athletes’ Social Perspectives Following a Sport-Related Concussion. (Valovich McLeod TC, Wager AJ, Parsons JT, Welch Bacon CE.)
  • Compliance with and effectiveness of return-to-activity progressions following concussion: A systematic review of the literature. (Valovich McLeod TC, Lewis JH, Whelihan K, Welch Bacon CE.)
  • Association between concussion history and knowledge among Italian youth soccer athletes. (Filali N, Valovich McLeod TC, Welch Bacon CE, Bellini G, Ammaddeo P, Cornali C.)
  • Concussion knowledge, attitudes, and perceived level of involvement by American youth sport coaches in concussion management. (Kay MC, Williams RM (MS, AT, ’13), Valovich McLeod TC, Register-Mihalik JK.)
  • A Comparison of Healthcare Professional and School Personnel Perceptions and Familiarity of Academic Adjustments For Concussed Adolescents. (Welch Bacon CE, Register-Mihalik, JK, Kasamatsu TM, Valovich McLeod TC.)



Melissa Kay next to her concussion conference poster      Dr. Valovich McLeod's poster

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