Dr. Robert Cantu
Learn from the best how to identify Concussion Symptoms and Post Concussion Syndrome. Dr. Cantu will discuss Epidemiology of Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He will explain the complications of Mismanagement of Concussion and how to diagnose and manage a Concussion. Dr. Cantu will share who is doing what in regards to Concussion Management and the Guidelines for Management of Concussion. Also learn the criteria for resuming activity.
Dr. Cantu’s knowledge on Concussion Management will take you to a new level. Come learn from the best in his field. You won’t be disappointed!Currently Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include those of Clinical Professor Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; second opinion expert on head and spine conditions for the NLFPA; member of the Mackey/White TBI Committee for the NFLPA; Founding member and Chairman Medical Advisory Board Sports Legacy Institute, Waltham, MA; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an ongoing registry instituted in 1982 for data collection and analysis of spine and head injuries, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Chairman Department of Surgery, and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He also serves on the Board of Trustees as Vice President of NOCSAE (National Operating Committee for Standards on Athletic Equipment). Neurosurgical Consultant Boston Eagles football team, and Neurosurgical Consultant Boston Cannons professional soccer team. Dr. Cantu also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams.
He has authored over 340 scientific publications, including 23 books on neurology and sports medicine, in addition to numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and free communications, and educational videos. He has served as associate editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Exercise and Sports Science Review, and on the editorial board of The Physician and Sports Medicine, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, and Journal of Athletic Training. In 2003 Dr. Cantu became the section head for the Sports Medicine Section of Neurosurgery.
Kevin Morris, ATC
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