Scientific Program

NeuroTrauma 2018 is currently applying for accreditation.

The Scientific Program is subject to change.

SaturdayAugust 11, 2018

SundayAugust 12, 2018

MondayAugust 13, 2018

  • 07:30 - 08:20

    Breakfast Symposium

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 08:30 - 10:15

    P01 Plenary Session 1 - State of the Art in Neurotrauma: From Cell to Community

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Michael G. Fehlings, Canada
    • Dr. Michael G. Fehlings, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Dr. Peter Hutchinson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Dr. Dalton Dietrich, University of Miami, United States
    • Dr. John T. Povlishock, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  • 10:15 - 11:45

    Poster Session & Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS01 Breakout Session 1 - Outcomes Assessment in TBI and SCI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Andrew Maas, Belgium
    • Dr. Nicole von Steinbüchel, University Medical Center, Germany
    • Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
    • Prof. Armin Curt, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Dr. Andrew Maas, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS02 Breakout Session 2 - Electrical Stimulation and Repair in SCI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom C, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Susan Harkema, United States
    • Dr. Susan Harkema, University of Louisville, United States
    • Dr. Vivian Mushawar, University of Alberta, Canada
    • TBD
    • TBD
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS03 Breakout Session 3 - Major Ongoing Studies in TBI

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. David Okonkwo, United States
    • Dr. Andras Buki, Pecs University, Hungary
    • Dr. Michael J. Bell, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Dr. David Okonkwo, University of Pittsburgh Physicians, United States
    • Dr. Geoffery Manley, University of California, United States
  • 13:00 - 14:30

    SS01 Sponsor Symposium - TEAM Presentation: Topics for Diversity

    Location: Pier 4, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
      TEAM logo
  • 14:30 - 16:15

    P02 Plenary Session 2 - Acute and Chronic Stress After Central Nervous System Injury

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. David Morilak, United States; Patricia de la Tremblaye, United States
    • Dr. David Morilak, University of Texas, United States
    • Dr. Corina Bondi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Dr. Naima Lajud, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico
    • Dr. Fiona Crawford, Roskamp Institute, United States
  • 16:15 - 16:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS04 Breakout Session 4 - Dietary Fat in CNS Trauma and Repair

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B , Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Isobel A. Scarisbrick, United States
    • Wolfram Tetzlaff, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Dr. Isobel A. Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic, United States
    • Regina Armstrong, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States
    • Dr. Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, University of California Los Angeles, United States
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS05 Breakout Session 5 - Modulators of Tissue Scarring and Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in SCI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom C, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Jerry Silver, United States
    • Dr. Jerry Silver, Case Western Reserve University, United States
    • Mohamad Khazaei, Krembil Research Institute, Canada
    • TBD
    • TBD
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS06 Breakout Session 6 - The International TBI Initiative

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Ramona Hicks, United States
    • Ramona Hicks, One Mind, United States
    • MD Walter Koroshetz, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, United States
    • Stephan Strother, Rotman Research Institute, Canada
    • Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • 18:00 - 19:00

    Poster Mixer Wine & Cheese

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

TuesdayAugust 14, 2018

WednesdayAugust 15, 2018

  • 07:30 - 08:20

    Breakfast Symposium

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 08:30 - 10:15

    P04 Plenary Session 4 - Advanced/Multimodal Imaging in Injury Diagnosis for SCI and TBI

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: MD Virginia Newcombe, United Kingdom
    • Dr. Julien Cohen-Adad, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
    • Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, London's Global University, United Kingdom
    • Dr. David Menon, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • MD Virginia Newcombe, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 10:15 - 11:45

    Poster Session & Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS09 Breakout Session 9 - Cell Replacement in SCI and TBI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: MD Mark Kotter, United Kingdom
    • MD Mark Kotter, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Martin Oudega, University of Miami, United States
    • Cindi Morshead, The Donnelly Centre, Canada
    • Narihito Nagoshi, Keio University, Japan
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS10 Breakout Session 10 - Preclinical Models of Neurorehabilitation for TBI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom C, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Corina Bondi, United States
    • Dr. DeAnna L. Adkins, Medical University of South Carolina, United States
    • Dr. Grace Griesbach, Center for Neuro Skills, United States
    • Dr. Anthony E. Kline, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Dr. Dorothy Kozloski, DePaul University, United States
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    Open Communication Data Blitz

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 14:30 - 16:15

    P05 Plenary Session 5 - Advances in Neurorehabilitation: Bench to Bedside

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Ross Zafonte, United States
    • Dr. Monica Perez, University of Miami, United States
    • Ross Zafonte, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, United States
    • Dr. Armin Curt, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Amy Wagner, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • 16:15 - 16:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS11 Breakout Session 11 - Neurotrauma Across the Lifespan

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Robert Clark, United States
    • Dr. David Loane, University of Maryland, United States
    • Susan Margulies, University of Pennsylvania, United States
    • Bridgette Semple, Monash University, Australia
    • Dr. Phillip Popovich, The Ohio State University, United States
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS12 Breakout Session 12 - Update on Clinical Trials in SCI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom C, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Greg Hawryluk, United States
    • Dr. Jan Schwab, The Ohio State University, United States
    • Bizhan Aarabi, University of Maryland, United States
    • Marco Rizzo, Mayo Clinic, United States
    • Lisa Mckerracher, BioAxone BioSciences, Inc., United States
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    Open Communication Data Blitz

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 18:00 - 19:00

    Poster Mixer Wine & Cheese

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom Exhibition & Poster Area, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada

ThursdayAugust 16, 2018

  • 07:30 - 08:30

    Breakfast Symposium

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 08:30 - 10:15

    P06 Plenary Session 06 - Challenges in Managing Neurotrauma in the Developing World

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Anthony Figaji, South Africa
    • Dr. Anthony Figaji, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    • Dr. Franco Servadei, University Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • 10:15 - 11:45

    Poster Session & Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS13 Breakout Session 13 - Oxidative Stress and CNS Trauma

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Edward Hall, United States
    • Dr. Edward Hall, University of Kentucky, United States
    • Eftekhar Eftekharpour, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • MD Hülya BayÏr, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Riyi Shi, Purdue University, United States
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS14 Breakout Session 14 - Diagnosis and Management of Concussion/Biomarkers

    Location: Harbour Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    • Christopher Giza, University of California, United States
    • MD Paul Arnold, University of Kansas Medical Center, United States
    • Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 11:45 - 13:00

    BS15 Breakout Session 15 - Glucose and Insulin in TBI

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Dr. Mayumi Prins, United States
    • Dr. Mayumi Prins, University of California, United States
    • Reed Selwyn, University of New Mexico, United States
    • Dr. Kimberly Byrnes, Uniformed Services University of Health Services, United States
    • Dr. Zach Weil, The Ohio State University, United States
    • Dr. Antonio Belli, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 14:30 - 16:15

    P07 Plenary Session - Perspectives on SCI and TBI Research Going from INTS 2018 to the Future

    Location: Frontenac Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castel Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Patrick Kochanek, United States
    • Charles Tator, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Dr. Alexander G. Rabchevsky, University of Kentucky, United States
    • Patrick Kochanek, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Esther Shohami, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 16:15 - 16:45

    Coffee Break

    Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS16 Breakout Session 16 - Drug Discovery and Development to Advance Preclinical to Clinical Translation

    Location: Harbour Ballroom A+B, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Samuel Poloyac, United States
    • Samuel Poloyac, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Philip Empey, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    • Gretchen Brophy, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
    • Dave Edward, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS17 Breakout Session 17 - Bioengineering Strategies for Acute SCI

    Location: Harbour Ballroom C, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Eve Tsai, Canada
    • Dr. Eve Tsai, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, University of Texas, United States
    • Klaus Zweckberger, Heidelberg University, United States
    • Chris Ahuja, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    BS18 Breakout Session 18 - Minding the 3R's: Maximizing Use and Quality of Data in Preclinical SCI Research

    Location: Pier 2+3, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada
    Chair: Lyn Jakeman, United States
    • Abel Torres-Espin, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Jessica Neilson, University of Minnesota, United States
    • David Magnuson, University of Louisville, United States
    • Adam Ferguson, University of California, United States

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