Overview

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.

​During this two day course participants will learn about all aspects of CTE including its pathology, pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, imaging, clinical syndromes, clinical criteria, differential diagnosis, impact on veterans and implications for the family, and what it is like to live with or worry about the disease.

A poster session will be held on both days during breaks & lunchtime.  To submit an abstract for consideration, please send title, authors, affiliations, & a brief description to cditerli@bu.edu by October 1st, 2019. Conference registration of presenter is required for all accepted abstracts.

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Speakers

Robert Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM



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Robert Stern, PhD



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Andrew Budson, MD



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Ann McKee, MD



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Accreditation

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following profession(s):

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CE) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 8.0 hours of continuing education credits upon completing this program.

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Boston University, Continuing Medical Education Office (BOC AP# P10126) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible to a maximum of 12.50 Category A hours.