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26th National Neurotrauma Symposium

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Final rept. 25 -30 Jul 2008

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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 SurgeonsCongress 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.

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  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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