Accession Number : ADA640066


Title :   26th National Neurotrauma Symposium


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 -30 Jul 2008


Corporate Author : NATIONAL NEUROTRAUMA SOCIETY GAINESVILLE FL


Personal Author(s) : Hall, Edward D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a640066.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The National Neurotrauma Symposium is an annual meeting of neuroscientists, clinicians, research fellows and graduate and medical students who are involved in research and treatment of patients suffering from the effects of central nervous system (CNS) trauma. The National Neurotrauma Symposium is the premier annual meeting of the Neurotrauma community This report concerns the 26th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium which was held from July 25-30, 2008 at the Hilton- Disneyworld Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for which a $10,000 grant was received from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materials Command. The symposium which, was jointly sponsored by the National Neurotrauma Society and the Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, attracted 609 registrants which included a mix of neurotrauma-focused basic scientists and clinicians (neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, psychiatrists) from both academic, industrial and military institutions. Plenary sessions covered the following topics: Clinical Update on Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Regeneration, Pediatric TBI, Blast TBI, Nutrition in SCI and TBI, Oxidative Damage in SCI and TBI, Glial Cell Responses and Interactions, ICU Management and Monitoring, Mild TBI and NIH Initiatives in TBI Research. In addition, there were four sessions devoted to 15 min. open communications and 4 poster sessions which included 326 posters. The abstracts were published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. There was also a student poster competition that included the top 16 poster abstracts. The final program is provided in APPENDIX I. The results of the symposium evaluation which were uniformly positive are presented in APPENDIX II.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES , ABSTRACTS , INTENSIVE CARE UNITS , NEUROSCIENCE , SPINAL CORD , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE