MCAT ShopTalk 2/26 (Mercer County Certified Athletic Trainers only) - Incorporating the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen into Concussion Management

Mercer County Athletic Trainers – are your VOMS skills up to date? Join us on Tuesday, 2/26/19 as Dr. Ryan Tierney from Temple University (professor, NATA & EATA presenter) discusses Incorporating the latest in concussion evaluation, with a focus on Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen into Concussion Management. Don’t miss this one!

Event Title: MCAT ShopTalk Feb 2019 (1.0 free NATABOC CEU) "Incorporating the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen into Concussion Management”" – Ryan Tierney, PhD, ATC

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26th, 11:00am-12:30pm

Who can attend?: Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers who either work or live in Mercer County (all professional settings welcome!)

Event Location: New Jersey Athletic Club, 4152 Quakerbridge Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Lunch Sponsored by: Princeton Orthopedic Associates

Pre-Register here by 2/24

Event Schedule:

  • 11a – 12p: "Incorporating the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen into Concussion Management”" – Ryan Tierney, PhD, ATC
  • 12-12:30p: Lunch and Shop Talk

Presentation Overview: The latest advancements in concussion management include assessments (and therapy) involving the vestibular and ocular motor systems. Dysfunction in these areas is often present but overlooked in concussed athletes leading to longer recovery times. This lecture will provide professionals with information on the vestibular ocular motor screen tool to aid in the management of the concussed our athletes, patients, colleagues, and friends and doing so starts with having these types of conversations.


At the end of the session participants should be able to:

1. Describe the current state of the art in concussion management

2. Describe the vestibular ocular motor screen (VOMS) assessment.

3. Describe how to incorporate the VOMS into concussion management.

Bio: Ryan Tierney is an associate professor and the director of the Sport Concussion Lab at Temple University. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1996. Dr. Tierney received his doctorate in Kinesiology from Temple University in 2004. His current research focuses on concussion assessments and examining the mechanisms underlying individual responses to head impacts. He has multiple publications and presentations related to vestibular and ocular motor performance associated with concussion management.

Contact Info: Questions? Contact Ryan Stevens, (Manager of Athletic Training, RJW Hamilton) at 315-382-6708 or

RWJ Rehabilitation Center New Jersey Athletic Club (NJAC)

4152 Quakerbridge Road

NJAC Upstairs MultiPurpose Room

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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