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10th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium: Brain Injury and Coma

Nicholas Schiff

Stony Brook University’s Neurosciences Institute presents the 10th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium: Brain Injury and Coma on Friday, October 25, from 8 am to 12:30 pm in the Medical and Translational Research (MART) Building Auditorium, Room 5A-1000.

Dr. Nicholas Schiff
Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicholas Schiff

The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Nicholas Schiff, Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an internationally renowned physician and researcher in the field of consciousness and neurophysiologic recovery from severe brain injury. Dr. Schiff’s research has led to the understanding of basic mechanisms underlying recovery of consciousness and translating this understanding into major clinical advances for diagnosis and treatment. His laboratory has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than a decade. He will be speaking about central thalamic deep brain stimulation for treatment of cognitive deficits after traumatic brain injuries.

There will also be four speakers from Stony Brook presenting their research on the basic biology and translational potential of their research that can ultimately benefit those with brain injury who are in a coma.

Session topics include:

  • Managing the Return to Consciousness After Brain Injury
  • Who Wakes Up After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury? A New Approach
  • Predictive Value of Brain Imaging in Disorders of Consciousness. What Tests to Order?
  • Machine Learning Approach to Escaping the Attractor of Unconsciousness

The symposium is open to physicians and other healthcare professionals, researchers, students and anyone with an interest in brain injury and coma. Free breakfast will be provided. Discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations.

Register online by Friday, October 18.

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