Wednesday June 5
Day One: Brain Health and Sport: A Focus on Confusion and Mental Wellness
How is new research changing the way we diagnose and treat concussions? How does the timing of physical therapy affect recovery? And how does an emphasis on sports psychology improve the emotional well-being and physical performance of student athletes?
Experts from across the country bring their experience and analysis to the table in this comprehensive examination of traumatic brain injury and mental health.
8:00amOpening Session - Welcome
8:20amKeynote Speaker - State of Concussion
Kicking off our multi-day exploration of brain health breakthroughs, Micky Collins, PhD, presents the latest methods for assessing and treating traumatic brain injuries, as well as case studies involving both youth and professional athletes, demonstrating multidisciplinary treatment models that healthcare providers can apply in their practices.
Speaker: Micky Collins
8:20amConcussion: From Research to Clinical Practice
Through their work in the area of concussion research, four experts discuss how the roles of genetics, biomarkers and CTE studies influence clinical care and recovery strategies for concussion.
11:15amReturn to Physical Activity
Speaker: Catherine Quatman Yates, PhD
1:30pmBreak Out Session
3:15pm"PINK" Concussion - Sex, Gender and Why Both Matter?
Speaker: Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW
4:15pmBrain Chatter: Dialog on Mental Health of the Modern Athlete
5:15pmDay 1 Closing Comments
Thursday June 6
Day Two: Technology and Analytics
Professionals in nearly any industry can benefit from these presentations on creative problem-solving, dazzling new technology and the ethics of data-gathering.
What is the future of wearable technology? What ethical and legal responsibilities exist when wearables’ health data is collected? How are XR and AI influencing human potential for physical and cognitive performance? And how can “design thinking” improve our problem-solving skills?
8:45amCognition and Technology
What’s your “connectivity fingerprint,” and how does it determine your potential to learn and perform? We’re discovering how to identify individuals by patterns in their brains (the ways they perform cognitive tasks) and how we can better predict behavior when these individuals are placed in different scenarios.
Moderator: Ruchika Prakash, PhD
Speaker: Andrew Chacko, MD
10:45amFuture of XR in Health Care Disruption
Speaker: Will Burrus
11:30amWhose Data Is It?
Moderator: Jeremy Abbate
1:45pmBreak Out Session
2:45pmAI / Machine Learning in the Social Space
Speaker: Adam Russell, PhD
4:00pmCreativity & The Brain
Speaker: David Eagleman, PhD
5:15pmClosing Session Day 2
5:30pm - Olentangy A/BPoster Session
Friday June 7
Day Three: Pain and Performance
While an opioid addiction epidemic sweeps the United States, we still face an epidemic of chronic pain, with some 100 million people in some form of pain management treatment throughout the country. How do healthcare providers, researchers and patients work together to find root causes and new, effective treatments for that pain? Internationally respected researchers and clinicians discuss how to give patients their life back through orthobiologics, neuro-visual stimulation, mindfulness and other treatments.
7:30am - Pre-Function HallContinental Breakfast
8:30am Pain Debates
Moderated by Scientific American’s Jeremy Abbate, this robust conversation will pit experts against one another to debate both sides of today’s hottest topics related to chronic pain management.
10:20amBreak Out Session
1:00pmA Balanced Approach to Pain Management
Speaker: Kurt Kroenke, MD
2:15pmKeynote Speaker - Cannabis and Pain Management
Speaker: Kevin Hill, MD, MHS