STEP Two: Concussion and Mild TBI Live Course

November 5-6, 2024, in San Diego, CA

STEP Concussion and Mild TBI Certificate Program


Course Agenda


Day 1 - November 5, 2024

 7-8 am

 Registration and Breakfast

 8-8:10 am
 Welcome and Course Overview

 8:10-8:20 am

 Concussions: Know Who You Are Treating

 8:20-9 am

 Case Discussion: Risk Factors of Special Populations

 9-9:10 am

 "I Think I Had a Concussion"

 9:10-9:25 am

 Concussion Assessment and Diagnosis: Tools and Tests

 9:25-9:45 am

 Panel Discussion: This Is What We Do in Practice and Why

 9:45-10 am


 10-10:30 am

 Performing an On the Field Assessment

 10:30-11 am

 Case Discussion: On the Field Assessments

 11-11:20 am

 Assessing Concussion in the Emergency Department

 11:20-11:30 am
 Case Discussion: Assessing Concussion in the Emergency Department 

 11:30 am-12 pm

 Initial Office Assessment for Acute Concussion

 12-1 pm


 1-1:30 pm

 Assessment: Persisting Symptoms After Concussion

 1:30-2:20 pm

 Case Discussion: When to Order Additional Tests Or Refer to a Specialist
 2:20-3 pm

 Concussion Diagnosis: Biomarkers and Emerging Technology

 3-3:15 pm


 3:15-4:15 pm

 Hands-On Skills Training: Faculty Demonstrations

 4:15-5:15 pm

 Hands-On Skills Training: Practice

 5:15-5:30 pm

 Review of the Day - Q&A


Day 2 - November 6, 2024

 7:30-8 am

 8-8:15 am

 Management and Treatment of Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders

 8:15-9 am

 Pharmacotherapy and Nutritional Supplement Use in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 9-9:45 am

 Panel Discussion: Getting Back in the Game

 9:45-10:15 am

 Case Discussion - "Risky Business: Military, Pilots, First Responders, and Driving"

 10:15-10:30 am


 10:30-11:10 am

 Risk Factors for Delayed Recovery and Beyond

 11:10-11:30 am

 Meeting the Needs of Underserved Populations

 11:30 am-12:10 pm 
 Autonomic Dysfunction After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 12:10-1 pm 


 1-2 pm

 Hands-On Skills Training: Faculty Demonstrations

 2-3 pm

 Hands-On Skills Training: Practice

 3-3:20 pm

 Overview of Skills Assessment and Q&A

 3:20-3:30 pm


 3:30-4:45 pm

 Hands-On Skills Training: Open Practice & Review

 4:45-5 pm

 Review of the Day - Q&A


STEP 3 - In-Person Skills Assessment

Thursday, November 7, 2024

The in-person skills assessment takes one hour and will be administered on Thursday, November 7, 2024, following the STEP 2: Live Course. All participants will be through the assessment in one hour. Final slotting of assessment rotations will be provided closer to the course date.

Hands-On Skills Training Sessions

During the live course, attendees will rotate through multiple stations covering the following topics:

In-Office Assessment Stations:

  • Headache and Neck Exam
  • Cranial Nerve and Ocular Exam
  • Balance
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Behavioral Observations




On-Field Assessment Stations:

  • Physical Exam Measures to Evaluate Severity of Injury
  • C-Spine Stabilization
  • Indications for Emergent Transport and Decisions for Returning to Play
  • SCAT6 Exam
  • Verbal Cognitive Questions on Equipment Removal, Counseling, Instructions for Discharge


The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This course has been approved by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) for a maximum of 15.75 Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Attendees must actively participate and complete a self-evaluation at the conclusion of the course to earn SA-CME credit.


Click the button below to register for the 2024 November STEP Two: Concussion and Mild TBI Course, which is part of the full STEP Concussion and Mild TBI Certificate Program.

Location & Hotel Information

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Please visit the 2024 AAPM&R Annual Assembly Hotel and Travel webpage for information on booking a hotel reservation. AAPM&R has negotiated discounted hotel rates at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and other hotels near the San Diego Convention Center.

Book your hotel room before October 8, 2024, to receive our discounted rates. Please note you must make your hotel reservation through Orchid Events. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice. 



Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days of the course.


Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably.