CTE Course Schedule

Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:00-10:05 - Welcome (Kate Turk, MD & Andrew Budson, MD)

10:05-10:50 – CTE—historical perspectives [concussion, post-concussion, CTE disentangled] (Robert Cantu, MD)

10:50-11:50 - Neuropathology of CTE (Ann McKee, MD)

11:50-12:00 - Coffee Break / Poster session

12:00-1:00 clinical outcomes and features of repetitive head trauma, [results from Bob’s published studies] (Robert Stern, Ph.D.)

1:00-2:00 – Lunch Break / Poster session

2:00-2:20 - Question & Answer session with Drs. Cantu, McKee, and Stern

2:00-2:50   Genetics, risk, Exposure, Family History (Jesse Mez, MD)

2:50-3:40 - Criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome (Doug Katz, MD)

3:40-4:30 - Mechanisms of CTE (Lee Goldstein, MD, Ph.D.)

4:30-4:40 - Coffee Break / Poster session

4:40-5:00 - Question & Answer session with Drs. Mez, Katz, Goldstein, Cantu, McKee, Stern

5:00-6:00 - Family panel (10-minute introduction to and then interview with family panel).

 

Friday October 22, 2021

9:00-10:00 - Poster session

10:00-10:05 - Welcome (Kate Turk, MD & Andrew Budson, MD)

10:05-10:35 – MRI Imaging in traumatic brain injury (Jasmeet Hayes)

10:35-11:05 – PET Imaging as a biomarker for CTE (Eric Reiman)

11:05-11:50 - Fluid biomarkers in CTE [data from DIAGNOSE study and new fluid biomarkers in other neurodegenerative diseases] (Kai Blennow, MD)

11:50-12:00 - Coffee Break / Poster session

12:00-12:40 - Differential diagnosis and treatment of mild TBI and CTE (Kate Turk, MD)

12:40-1:00 - Q & A (Morning Faculty)

1:00-2:00 - Lunch / Poster Session

2:00-2:50 – Contact sports and risk of neurodegenerative disease beyond CTE (Thor Stein, MD, Ph.D.)

2:50-3:40 –Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and dementia in former athletes (Michael Alosco, Ph.D.)

3:40-3:50 - Coffee Break / Poster session

3:50-4:30- Separate talk: Black former football players/family members raising the issue of stress and other issues related to racism and discrimination—stressing these issues when considering diagnoses. (Robert Turner)

4:30-5:00 – Afternoon + Whole course Q & A All Faculty (All Faculty)

5:00-6:00 – Perception of Athlete Concerns – (Chris Nowinski, PhD)