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2016 Fall Meeting
Renaissance Arts Hotel in New Orleans
September 30 - October 01, 2016

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Spring Meeting Highlights

Mississippi Exec Angela Ladner with friends and members pausing for the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hot chocolate provided by the hotel each night!  Yummy!! 

Dr. Dean Robinson receives special thanks from the membership for two great years of service as President

Dr. Lee Stevens is given appreciation for his service as Past President

Dr.  Lee Michals receives LSU Shreveport Excellence in Psychiatry Award for Graduating Residents-Fellows

Dr. Jill McCall is awarded the Resident-Fellow LSU New Orleans Excellence in Psychiatry Award

Dr. Veronique Haymon receives the Tulane Resident-Fellow Excellence in Psychiatry Award 

Not pictured is Dr. Jason Boudreaux who received the Resident-Fellow LSU Baton Rouge Excellence in Psychiatry Award.  Congratulations to all!

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  • Concussions From Youth Sports, Recreation May Be Underreported in Health Care Settings

    A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics estimates that between 1.1 and 1.9 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur annually in U.S. children ages 18 and under. The report concluded that many of these cases are not reported in health care settings.

    Previous estimates of sports- and recreation-related concussions have tended to cover organized school athletics but not out-of-school sports or general recreational activities, especially by younger children, Mersine Bryan, M.D., a fellow and acting instructor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues wrote.

    To generate a national estimate of sports- and recreation-related concussions for 2013—the year for which most recent data were available—Bryan and colleagues analyzed data contained in three large national databases that included patients seen in health care settings, as well as concussions reported to high school athletic trainers and documented in recently published literature.

    Of the 1.1 to 1.9 million youth believed to be affected by sports- and recreation-related concussions annually, the authors estimated more than half were not seen in health care settings.

    “The large number of unreported concussions identified in our study, between 511,590 and 1,240,972, indicates a need for a cultural shift in the recognition of SRRCs [sports- and recreation-related concussions],” said Bryan, calling for a more accurate surveillance system. “Surveillance for SRRCs must focus on recognizing and treating concussions across all age groups...