presented by Alon Friedman, BRC Lead, Traumatic Brain Injury Cluster

June 16th 2016 , 9am - 4pm, at Brain Repair Centre

AM session: Brain Injury Research

Opening Remarks by Dr Gerry Johnson, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine

with special guest speakers 

  • Ramon Diaz-Arrastia - USUHS (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Washington DC (Neurology) BIO Endophentypes in Brain Injury: Why and how to continue?
  • Jens Dreier, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, (Neurology) BIOIn Search for biomarkers: from bed to bench and back 
  • Paul Jahnke, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, (Neuroradiology) - Imaging approaches in biomarker research 
  • Svetlana Lubinski - Ben-Gurion & Boston Universities - MRI tools for biomarker research 
  • Steve Patterson - Dalhousie University - Application of machine learning to the detection of mTBI with MEG

PM session: Maritime Perspectives & Challenges 

Opening remarks by Martha Crago, VP Research

An update on the Acquired Brain Injury Provincial Strategy by Dept of Health & Wellness (TBD) 

A brief presentation on Peter's Place, a NS rehab facility, by Leona Burkey - Executive Director, BIANS 

Presentation by Dr. Gabriela Ilie (BIO): “Traumatic Brain Injuries - long-term impact of TBI on patients and society.”

Kick-off meeting for the Development of a Business Case for Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Treatment Centre

  • Background & Overview – Ken Nason & Peter Covert
  • Business Plan Development – Diana Nichols Nelson

Finishing with a Panel Discussion, moderated by Patricia Conrad, Halifax Global  

*Draft Agenda here - subject to change 

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