Advancements in Neurotrauma Care

Tuesday, April 16
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 33BC; SDCC

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $100

Director(s): Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C

Assistant Director(s): Christi DeLemos, RN, NP

Faculty: David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS; Vishad V. Sukul, MD; Ross D. Zafonte, DO

This session focuses on topics pertinent to the provider actively involved in the care of the neurotrauma patient. Discussion will center on evidence-based practice in the post-injury treatment and rehabilitation of the patient with concussion, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss novel and emerging treatment, including drug trials in the treatment of severe traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
  • Discuss the importance of follow up care for both adult and pediatric patients who have sustained concussion injury. The need for a "concussion clinic", the key "players" involved and the role neurosurgery plays in the treatment of these patients will be addressed.
  • Discuss the need for a "concussion clinic", the key "players" involved and the role neurosurgery plays in the treatment of these patients.
  • Identify novel treatments in the rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.