August 11th – Pre-Symposium Course

State of the Art on Clinical Management of Brain and Spine Trauma

Greetings from the Chairs

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Neuro Course as a pre-course for the 3rd Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Such a great learning opportunity would not be possible without the generous support provided by Global Neuro, NREF, and AOSpine. These organizations are truly at the forefront of advancing neuro care worldwide. By providing neuro care specialists with excellent opportunities to share knowledge, network and innovate; courses such as these are invaluable for neurosurgeons and members of associated disciplines. We have done our best to create a course that covers a range of topics relevant to TBI and SCI care. The effects of these debilitating conditions on patient quality of life are well known, and this course serves as a means to engage you, the attendee, to enhance neurocritical knowledge and ensure patients are receiving the best care possible. We look forward to a day of learning, networking and great discussions. From both of us, welcome to the Neuro Course and we hope it is a great experience.


Dr. Michael Fehlings & Dr. Geoff Manley

Course Description

This course covers the current best strategies and considerations for managing brain and spine trauma patients and is based on competencies defined in Global Neuro’s and AOSpine curriculums. The content is delivered using multiple methods. Comprehensive lectures concentrate on the understanding of core material. Interactive case presentations further deepen this knowledge and enrich the discussion in trauma management.

Case-based discussions link the lecture material and practical skills with the clinical problems encountered in clinical practice.

Goal of the Course

State of the Art on the Clinical Management of Brain and Spine Trauma course covers the theoretical basis and principles for managing traumatic brain and spine injuries and making proper decisions in the complicated cases.

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Proposed Faculty

International Faculty

Andras Buki University of Pecs Hungary, Pecs
Anthony Figaji University of Cape Town South Africa, Cape Town
Peter Hutchinson University of Cambridge U.K., Cambridge
Mark Kotter University of Cambridge U.K., Cambridge

Regional Faculty

Bizhan Aarabi University of Maryland USA, Baltimore
Dalton Dietrich University of Miami USA, Miami
James S Harrop Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience USA, Philadelphia
Gregory Hawryluk University of Utah USA, Salt Lake City
Paul Manson  John Hopkins School of Medicine USA, Baltimore
David Okonkwo University of Pittsburgh USA, Pittsburgh
John Povlishock Virginia Commonwealth University USA, Richmond
Shelly Timmons Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery USA, Hershey

National Faculty

Andrew Baker  St. Michael’s Hospital  Canada, Toronto
Jamie Hutchinson University of Toronto Canada, Toronto
Brian Kwon Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute Canada, Vancouver
Eve Tsai Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Canada, Ottawa
Jefferson Wilson University of Toronto Canada, Toronto

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