Neurotrauma Events at AANS 2022

April 28th

9am-6pm: International Symposium: Pediatrics/Stereotactic and Functional/Trauma

3:24pm-6pm: Session III Neurotrauma

  • The Need of International Collaboration for Developing Neurosurgical Care and Training in Ethiopia
  • Surgery for Post Traumatic Epilepsy
  • The Role of Tranexamic Acid in the Management of TBI
  • White Matter Abnormalities in Athletes with Persistent Post-concussion Symptoms
  • Recent Developments in Neurotrauma Research – an European Perspective
  • Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization for Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma
  • Center-TBI’s Surgical Considerations t-ASDH & t-ICH
  • Neurotrauma Panel / Case Discussions

April 29th

8am-4:30pm: Practical Clinic 202 Case-based Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

1pm-4:30pm: Practical Clinic 207 You Are Never Too Old for Surgery: Spine Management in an Aging Population

April 30th

6pm-7:30pm: Serving Knowledge Series 303 Neurotrauma: Hot Topics in Neurotrauma

May 1st

2pm-5:30pm: AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section Session

  • Marmarou Lecture
  • Panel Discussion: To Operate or Not in TBI?
  • Top Neurotrauma Abstracts
  • Panel Discussion: Three Dos, Three Don’ts, and Three New Things in TBI
  • Technique Session

6:30pm-8:30pm: Serving Knowledge Series 403 Spine Trauma: State of the Art, From Bone to Cord

May 2nd

7am-8am: Neurotrauma Abstract Session

11:10am-11:29am: Neurotrauma Rapid Fire Session

12:56pm-1:25pm: Neurotrauma Rapid Fire Session

New ACS TQP Spine Injury Guidelines

The American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Programs (ACS TQP) recently published updated practical guidelines on evaluation and management of adult patients with spinal injury. These guidelines were based on evidence based literature or expert consensuses in lieu of high quality evidence based research.

The new Spine Injury Best Practices Guidelines include prehospital management, such as immobilization, acute hospital management, such as cervical collar/activity restriction clearance, appropriate imaging, and injury classification, and sequelae management, such as issues related to prolonged hospital care for patients who experienced spine injury.

Finally, the guidelines also address the implementation of the Spine Injury Best Practices Guidelines into trauma center protocols. The entirety of these guidelines can be found here.

New Online Meeting – CME

Neurotrauma Monthly Virtual Conference

Dr. Uzma Samadani’s lab is hosting a monthly Neurotrauma Conference to:

1) Improve understanding of the incredible complexity of neurotrauma

2) Amplify the voices of people doing amazing work in the field

3) foster collaboration

4) Absolutely Free – not behind a paywall and accessible to anyone with internet access, even if they are not academic. CME

The Neurotrauma Conference will occur on the 3rd Monday of each month at 3:30 pm CST. This conference is supported by the VA and open to all (including the public) without charge.

Upcoming speakers include:

April – Marie Banich PhD from the Univ of Colorado Boulder. She will talk about development of the adolescent brain

May – Vidhya Navalpakkam PhD from Google research and she will talk about direct to consumer assessment of neurologic function.

Sponsored by the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System


Resident Research Awards

A grant from Natus Medical Incorporated is providing two new resident research awards to be awarded twice a year at AANS and CNS! The Natus Resident Research Award for Neurotrauma and the Natus Resident Research Award for Neurocritical Care. Winning papers will be selected by the JSNTCC Awards Committee and judged on academic merit. Winners will be invited to present during AANS or CNS and will receive a monetary prize. For more information, contact Dr. Martina Stippler, Awards Chair: