Traumatic Brain Injury

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Room: Hanover F&G

Session Overview

Chair: Christopher C. Giza, MD – University of California, Los Angeles Co-Chair: Dongming Cai, MD, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is on track to be one of the top 3 causes of death and disability worldwide in 2020 (not a contest one wants to win). But TBI is actually a series of different pathophysiological disorders, linked by having a biomechanical origin. TBI may strike across all demographics and a broad range of injury severities. This section will cover the broad range of these injuries with perspectives from severe TBI, concussion and mild TBI and basic science pathophysiology. Clinicians and researchers will benefit from a translational perspective on this complex problem.

Objectives

  • To better understand the biomechanics and pathophysiology of TBI.

  • To update development of new evidence-based guidelines for management of mild TBI.

  • To gain insight into novel therapeutic approaches and prevention strategies for TBI.