Course Information

UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program Concussion Champions

A Live Virtual Program

January 14, 2023

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The UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Concussion Champions CME course will prepare providers with the tools needed to effectively diagnose and manage concussions, particularly sport-related, as well as provide guidance on appropriate case referrals. Best practices for effective care for individuals with concussion/mild TBI include providing proper patient education and anticipatory guidance, utilizing a suite of diagnostic tests during a concussion evaluation, protecting athletes from repeat head injury, avoiding prolonged absence from school/work and individualizing, and monitoring the concussion recovery plan. We will also review the emerging science in the rapidly evolving field of concussion.

Participants will walk away with templates and guidance on properly completing medical forms required by schools for children to return to school and employees to return to work as well as return to sports.

Target Audience:

All Primary Care Providers including: Pediatricians. Family Medicine. Internal Medicine. General Medicine. Specialty Providers Including: Neurologists. Neuropsychologists, Orthopedists, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine providers.

Course Fees

$75 Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, psychologists, and other allied health professionals

$40 Students and trainees

includes access to the live stream virtual conference. 

Enroll Online

To enroll, click here.


No refunds will be granted for this conference, due to the low enrollment fee. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Course Chair


Chris Giza, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Medical Director, UCLA Operation Mend

Course Faculty


Talin Babikian, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

Meeryo Choe, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

Joshua Goldman, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics
David Geffen School of Medicine
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
AssistantTeam Physician, UCLA Athletics

Daniel Rafie, MD
UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Fellow '22

Saturday, January 14, 2023

8:00 am Welcome and Introductory Comments
Christopher Giza, MD
8:10 am Concussion Knowledge Assessment: Pre-Test
8:15 am Concussion Epidemiology, Risk and Time Course
Meeryo Choe, MD
8:45 am Clinical Concussion Assessment
Joshua Goldman, MD, MBA
9:15 am Neuropsychological Aspects of Concussion
Talin Babikian, PhD
9:45 am Return to School, Return to Play and Retirement Decisions
Daniel Rafie, MD
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Emerging Science
Christopher Giza, MD
11:00 am Case Review and Q and A
Faculty Panel
11:20 am Q and A
Faculty Panel
11:40 am Concussion Knowledge Assessment: Post-Test
11:50 am Closing – Post Course Resource Library
12:00 pm Adjourn


The main objective of this course is to provide providers with the essential tools for concussion management and best practices.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Serve as “Concussion Champions” at each respective clinic and be current on concussion management for children and young adults, ages 5-25
  • Relate the risks and benefits of sports participation to families, including the relative risks for concussion in different sports, recreational activities and different conditions
  • Use a multimodal clinical concussion assessment test battery that may include symptoms, cognition (including computerized testing), balance, reaction time and number reading
  • Develop an individualized management plan for youths with concussion, including return to school, return to physical activity and return to contact risk
  • Relate to families the potential risks of repetitive concussions based upon peer-reviewed publications and yet also be aware of current information circulated through the media
  • Appropriately refer complex patients, initiate proper treatment, and understand circumstances for recommending retirement from a particular sport

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classified commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is “truly independent” and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the sponsor adequately manage all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We, at UCLA, fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

If you have any questions regarding the BrainSPORT program, please contact the BrainSPORT Coordinator, Philip Rosenbaum, via email at