CTE Course Schedule

Thursday, October 21, 2021

** All Sessions will be Recorded **

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

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

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

11:50 AM -12:20 PM: Coffee Break / Poster Session

12:20 PM -1:00 PM: Clinical Outcomes and features of repetitive head trauma (Robert Stern, Ph.D.)

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM:  Lunch Break 

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM: Question & Answer Session with Drs. Cantu, McKee, and Stern

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM: Risk Factors for CTE (Jesse Mez, MD)

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM:  NINDS Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome (TES), (Doug Katz, MD)

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

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM: Coffee Break / Poster Session

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

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Family Panel

Friday, October 22, 2021

9:55 AM -10:00 AM: Welcome

10:00 AM -10:50 AM: Head Injury in Veterans (Kate Turk, MD)

10:50 AM -11:20 AM: MRI Imaging in traumatic brain injury (Jasmeet Hayes, PhD)

11:20 AM -12:10 PM: Fluid Biomarkers in CTE [data from DIAGNOSE study and new fluid biomarkers in other neurodegenerative diseases (Kaj Blennow, MD)

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch / Poster Session

1:00 PM -1:40 PM: PET Imaging as a Biomarker for CTE (Robert A. Stern, PhD)

1:40 PM -2:10 PM: Q & A (Morning Faculty)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM: Contact sports and Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease Beyond CTE (Thor Stein, MD, Ph.D.)

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM: Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Former Athletes (Michael Alosco, Ph.D.)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM: Coffee Break

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM:  A case study-discussion arising from NFL settlement using race as a factor for payouts as to who was diagnosed with cognitive impairment (Robert Turner II, PhD)

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM: Afternoon + Whole course Q & A All Faculty (All Faculty)

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM: Perception of Athlete Concerns – (Chris Nowinski, PhD) 

6:00 PM - 6:05 PM: Closing Remarks (Andrew Budson, MD)