Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
475 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


The CACTIS Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, invites you to join recognized thoughts leaders at the 7th annual Current Topics in Sports Medicine – Concussions

Football? Sure. Cheerleading? Yes. Boxing? Of course! These sports all have a risk of concussion, but so do motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, falls, intimate partner violence and military actions. In the United States, injuries result in 153 deaths per year. These include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) with a disproportionately high number of pediatric patients.

Christopher Giza, MDThis conference features an innovative and unique program with nationally recognized experts in the field of concussion assessment and management. This event is designed to educate and inform physicians, certified athletic trainers (ATCs), health care providers, specialists managing sports injuries and the community on contemporary issues surrounding TBI and concussions, including diagnosis, treatment and management.

Keynote speaker Christopher Giza, MD, will address the issue of the difference between managing pediatric and adult concussions. Distinguished faculty will also discuss current best practices for baseline testing and managing concussions from all causes and in all ages, as well as recent advances in the treatment of TBI.

Dr. Giza is the head of the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at UCLA. His primary research concentrates on the investigation of physiological and molecular response of the developing brain to TBI. He established the UCLA BrainSPORT program, which partners with local schools to provide prevention, outreach, research and treatment for sports concussions.

Parking Information:

  • Visitor Parking, Lot 10002, is located at 714 E. Van Buren or in the PBC Garage on the corner of 5th St. and Fillmore.
  • Campus map (PDF).

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided. CME and CE credit available.