Concussion Center Roundtable: Social and Cultural Disparities in Sport Concussion

October 15, 2020


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Friday, October 23

1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom


This roundtable discussion will convene diverse local and national stakeholders from the athletic and research communities to share expertise and facilitate dialogue with healthcare & athletic professionals on the variables that impact concussion identification and management in athletes. This will include social/cultural factors that may provide additional context and should be considered as influencers to athlete self-reporting, treatment, and/or care. Identifying disparities will serve to set research priorities that address gaps in clinical care. Panelists include:

  • James Alexander, Executive Director of Athletics Detroit Public Community Schools
  • Tracey Covassin, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Director, Athletic Training Education Program, Director, Sport Concussion Research Laboratory, Michigan State University
  • Mike Uihlein, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Team Physician, U.S. National Sled Hockey Team; National Medical Team Member, National Veterans Wheelchair Games and National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic
  • Jessica Wallace, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science, Athletic Training Program, University of Alabama
Please note: We want to ensure full and equitable participation at Michigan Concussion Center events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please contact Sandra Frolich at to indicate your accommodation requirements.
CME credits now available. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.