New Jersey Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
3836 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 108
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-842-0014
Fax: 609-842-0015

Elliot Rubin, MD, FAAP
Chapter President

Fran Gallagher, MEd
Executive Director

Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Deputy Director

Bert Mulder
Director, Membership & Events

Concussion Resources
Concussion Resources for NJ Pediatricians

New Jersey State Interscholastic Activities Association

∙ Concussion Identification, Management and Return-To-Play NJSIAA Policy Statement. Developed by The Medical Advisory Board. April, 2010
∙ NJSIAA Parent/Guardian Concussion Policy Acknowledgment Form

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
∙ Information for Physicians – Facts for Physicians Booklet; Acute Concussion (ACE) form
∙ ACE Care Plan (Work and School Versions) 
∙ Concussion in Sports Palm Card 
Information for Patients - Heads Up: Preventing Concussion fact sheet

To order bulk quantities of CDC’s concussion resources free-of-charge and/or to learn how you can get involved to help keep all people safe from concussion, visit or contact CDC by email ( or toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

NCAA Information and Educational Programs

∙ New Video released on Concussions in Sport. The video targets student-athletes and is available only on the web at this time. The July 16th Webinar on Concussion Management is now available for viewing. Example Institution-Specific Concussion Management Plans are now posted for reference.

National High School Federation
∙ Free learning course on concussion designed for coaches, but is very good. A 20 minute Internet program presented by a sports medicine physician who heads the Federation sports Safety Committee. Do not be intimidated by having to register and appear to pay for the course; it is FREE!!
Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2008.
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Volume 19, No. 3 May 2009, pp. 185-200.
Reference: Clin J Sport Med 2009;19:185–200. Full text of the Consensus Statement and the SCAT 2 (Sideline Testing)


ImPACT is a computer-based Neuropsychological Testing system for four domains: verbal memory, visual memory, speed of processing and reaction time. For New Jersey, the “gold-standard” of computer-based neuropsychological testing done by high schools – and in primary care offices and concussion centers. A brief 20 to 40 minute testing format; not a substitute for a full neuropsychological testing battery done by neuropsychologists.

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

BIANJ Concussion in Sports Committee a held Concussion Summit in February 2006 at Giants Stadium and has been active in assisting 100 high schools in New Jersey to obtain ImPACT at a reduced rate for a three year period. Producer of concussion poster for your office walls. Resource for information and leadership on concussion.

Computerized Neuropsychological Tests

Axon Sports (exclusive distributor of the CogState test in North America) --
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