tbi-confAccording to a recent news release, the 3rd Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference is slated for March 6 to 7 and will feature leading scientific experts in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The event will be hosted by Arrowhead Publishers in Washington, DC.

Conference speakers are scheduled to address a wide range of areas in order to better understand how the goal of bringing new therapies to market for TBI may be best achieved. These areas include classification, imaging, diagnostics, imaging, outcomes research, and therapeutics. The release notes that the featured speakers for the event include Andrew Maas, MD, PhD, professor and chairman, department of neurosurgery, University Hospital Antwerp. Maas is slated to discuss the potential of comparative effective ness research in TBI and will also participate in the classification track panel session.

Featured speaker Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD, is scheduled to discuss building a knowledge network for a new taxonomy of traumatic brain injury. Manley is professor and vice chairman of neurological surgery, University of California, San Francisco, chief of neurosurgery, San Francisco General Hospital, and co-director, Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC).

Next up, Charles Bernick , MD, associate medical director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic, will reportedly discuss the search for the Beginning of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): The Professional Fighters Brain Health Study (PFBHS).

Rounding out the group, the release reports that Deborah A. Shear, PhD, will present her work on The Military Approach to Neuroprotection Research for Traumatic Brain Injury: Special Focus on Combination Drug Therapy Development.

The release also notes that more than 30 experts are scheduled to participate in plenary and panel discussions.

For more information and a full list of speakers, click here.

Source: Arrowhead Publishers