Neurocritical Care

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Neurocritical Care
Room: Hanover DE

Session Overview

Chair: Wendy C. Ziai, MD – Johns Hopkins University Co-Chair: Kevin Sheth, MD – Yale University Consciousness in medicine has gradually entered mainstream neuroscience as novel methods and theoretical advances have opened the field for scientific and clinical progress. Unconsciousness is commonly seen in Neurocritical care settings, although interventions that modify awareness remain elusive. The speakers in this SIG will review neural correlates of consciousness, detection of awareness, prognostication and therapies in patients who remain unresponsive after brain damage.


  • Identify new neuroimaging and electroencephalographic methods of quantifying consciousness.

  • Understand how the pathophysiology of functional networks are important for maintaining or recovering consciousness.

  • Gain insight into prognostication of coma after cardiac arrest and other neurological disorders.