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Join your fellow Diplomates in Washington, D.C. on Saturday May 27, 2017 for the COD's Annual Meeting & CE Symposium.

When: 05/27/2017
8:00AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center- Cherry Blossom Ballroom
201 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, Maryland  20745
United States
Presenter: Gerard A. Gioia, PhD
Contact: Molly Major

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The College of Diplomates Annual Meeting & CE Symposium 2017

New this year! 
Registration Fee: $35 (New diplomates are complimentary)

8am-8:30am- Business meeting & Donuts with Diplomates

8:30am-10am- CE Lecture


This year's business meeting features:

  • State of the College Address by Penelope J. Leggott, BDS, MS,  2016-2017 President
  • Introduction of the Class of 2017- New Diplomate Members
  • Award Presentation- Dr. Ronald A. Bell Mentor of the Year Award
  • Election of 2017-2018 Officers  

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry proudly presents....

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD
"Concussion and TBI in Children- What Pediatric Dentists Should Know"


Description: Concussions in children can present in any healthcare setting, including the pediatric dentist when dealing with orofacial trauma. Knowledge and preparation to respond is important. This session will help participants understand the underlying dysfunction of concussion, including pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, recovery trajectories, and key manifestations in everyday environments. An active rehabilitation strategy to concussion management will be discussed. Through lecture and case scenarios, participants will learn relevant assessment of signs and symptoms, intervention planning and monitoring.

Learning Objectives- Participants will:

1. Describe definition/ clinical manifestations/ care pathway for concussion/ mild TBI

2. Identify the Red Flags of possible neurologic deterioration promptinh referral to ED

3. Apply a standard triage/ assessment tool to facilitate diagnosis

4. Describe tools for active rehabilitation management and communication 


About the Speaker: 

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Health System, where he directs the two Neurobehavioral Evaluation Core Laboratories of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, as well as the SCORE Concussion Program. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the GWU School of Medicine. Dr. Gioia is a clinician, researcher, teacher/ trainer. His research has focused on the construction of developmentally and psychometrically sound tools to define neuropsychological outcomes in children with various neurologic disorders. He has been active in public health activities, working with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational toolkits for healthcare professionals, parents, children, coaches and school personnel. He is a member of the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control. Dr. Gioia has participated in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 International Concussion in Sport Group Consensus meetings; the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Guideline Author panel; and the CDC’s evidence based guideline development for mild TBI. He works with the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, universities, high schools, and consults with youth sports of ice hockey, lacrosse, football, rugby, and soccer. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for USA Football; National Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance; and Advisory Council of the former US Surgeon General David Satcher’s National Council on Youth Sports Safety.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through program approval of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. COD is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.
A maximum of 1.5 CE credit hours are available.


Dr. Gioia Presentation Slides 

Pediatric Assessment and Management of Concussions

Evaluation & Active Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Pediatric Acute Care

Improving Identification & Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Evidence: Psychometric Support for the ACE

Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE)

SNS CTE Fact Sheet



COD Cancellation Policy and Liability for Annual Meeting & Symposium 2017
By Registrant:
Refunds, minus a $15.00 administrative fee, will be issued on written cancellations received on or before May 1, 2017. Registration fees will only be refunded to the person who paid the registration fees, by the same method as the original payment (i.e. credit card, check, etc.) and in the case of a credit card only to the same credit card used to pay the registration fees. Telephone cancellations ARE NOT accepted. No refund requests will be offered after May 1, 2017.

By COD: 
COD reserves the right to cancel, shorten, delay, or otherwise alter or change the meeting in their discretion. If the entire meeting is cancelled COD’s sole obligation is to refund registration fees paid to COD for the meeting by a registrant. If the meeting is delayed, shortened or otherwise altered or changed, COD may in its discretion refund the registration fees paid to COD by a registrant on a prorated basis, but is under no obligation to do so. Registration fees will only be refunded to the person who paid the registration fees, by the same method as the original payment (i.e. credit card, check, etc.) and in the case of a credit card only to the same credit card used to pay the registration fees. COD is not liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, punitive, or damages of any other kind, regardless of the nature of the cause of action that may be asserted. COD is not responsible and shall not pay for costs associated with travel, airfare, lodging, food, transportation or other costs or losses incurred by a registrant in connection with the meeting or as a result of the meeting being cancelled, shortened, delayed, or otherwise altered or changed. Registrants are solely responsible for such costs and losses and it is recommended that registrants consider purchasing sufficient insurance to cover such costs and losses. Under no circumstances shall COD’s liability to any registrant exceed the registration fees paid by the registrant to COD in connection with the meeting. 

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