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ImPACT Applications Launches Pediatric Medical Device for Concussion Management

ImPACT Applications has announced ImPACT Pediatric, its “newest innovation in the field of concussion management. The first and only FDA-approved concussion-specific tool designed for individuals ages 5-11, ImPACT Pediatric provides health care professionals with objective measures of neurocognitive functioning for evaluation and management of concussion in younger children.

“ImPACT Pediatric is an iPad-based computerized test that is individually administered, engaging for children, and easy to use in a clinical setting. It addresses a gap that has existed in the medical device community for years—a lack of normed and validated computerized neurocognitive assessment tools for efficiently and effectively measuring neurocognitive function in this age group. Created by ImPACT Applications, the developer of the FDA-approved ImPACT® computerized neurocognitive concussion assessment and management tool, ImPACT Pediatric offers pediatric patients the same advantages seen by more than 10 million ImPACT test takers.

Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications noted that “ImPACT Pediatric is a huge step forward for the industry and specifically for pediatric patients who are at-risk of concussion-related injuries. Unlike older age groups who are often baseline tested before injury, concussion management for young children is mostly reactive. ImPACT Pediatric allows for proactive baseline testing for well-child patients and insight into cognitive changes if an injury occurs. It produces easy to use, secure, and manageable test results with age-referenced normative comparisons.”

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Set to Speak at Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury

Randall H. Scarlett, the principal at the Scarlett Law Group, a San Francisco-based law firm that represents “people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of the negligence, recklessness and the intentional actions of others,” will serve as a speaker at the 26th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The conference, which is being hosted and organized by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), will be held September 18-21, 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans.

Scarlett will be joined by Ronald Savage, EdD, as the two discuss pediatric traumatic brain injuries on September 19, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

In addition to being active in NABIS, Scarlett is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America, North American Brain Injury Association, and Marin Brain Injury Network. He is also a past Vice-President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA). He serves as CALBIA Seminar Chair, and is responsible for the Annual Medical/Legal Educational Conference.

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