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Concussion Evaluation and Management: The Physician’s Risk Reduction Playbook

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Emergency room visits for sports-related concussions have increased 60 percent over the last ten years, and 40 percent of sports-related concussions involve children between the ages of 8 and 13 years. Additionally, high-profile litigation against the National Football League and other sports organizations, along with The Concussion movie, has generated an abundance of concern about the long-term sequelae of sports concussions.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) invites you to join us for our next complimentary webinar, presented by renowned concussion expert Christopher Giza, MD and CAP senior risk management and patient safety specialist, Catherine Miller. This webinar will offer the practitioner practical guidance for evaluating young athletes and managing concussions to optimize patient recovery and reduce the likelihood of further injury.

The hour-long presentation will:

  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of a concussion
  • Define indications for further diagnostic evaluation
  • Provide tools and symptom checklists for assessing a concussion
  • Outline current guidelines for concussion management and return to play
  • Describe the risks of chronic sequelae including Chronic Neurocognitive Impairment and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Explain risk mitigation strategies related to evaluation, referral and improving patient adherence
  • Identify resources for improving clinical documentation and patient education
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The Cooperative of American Physicians designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The webinar will be recorded and emailed to registrants who are unable to attend the live event.


  • Christopher Giza, MD

    Christopher Giza, MD graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University and completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giza then trained in Adult and Pediatric Neurology at UCLA. He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. Dr. Giza traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense.

    Dr. Giza co-chaired the American Academy of Neurology’s committee that developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions from 2009-2013. He currently serves on advisory committees for TBI/concussion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Major League Soccer, and United States Soccer Federation, and has been a clinical consultant for the National Football League, National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer.

    He is currently Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital and director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program.

  • Catherine Miller, RN, JD

    Catherine Miller is a Senior Risk Management and Patient Safety Specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP). She has more than 18 years of experience developing and implementing customized risk reduction solutions for the healthcare community.

    In her current role with CAP’s CAPAssurance program, Ms. Miller spearheads the development and execution of clinical risk management and patient safety programs for hospitals. The CAPAssurance team, including Ms. Miller, collaborates with health care organizations to proactively mitigate risk, implement a ‘culture of safety’ and facilitate risk identification and analysis of adverse events. Ms. Miller previously served as Risk Management & Patient Safety Consultant for CAP’s Mutual Protection Trust.

    Prior to joining CAP, Ms. Miller worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Officer where she developed and implemented a patient safety program and provided orientation for the new hospital staff on ‘Just Culture’ and the role of risk management and patient safety. She also ensured compliance with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. Additionally, Ms. Miller led root cause analyses that followed sentinel events to identify causes of failure and develop appropriate action plans. She also served as a registered cardiac and pulmonary nurse.

    Ms. Miller earned her law degree at Loyola Law School. She also graduated from The University of Virginia with a BSN, and was in the National Nursing Honors Society. In addition, she earned a BA in English Literature form the University of Michigan.

July 28, 2016
Thu 2:00 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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