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Annual symposium

Since its inception, the NNS symposiums have brought together scientists, clinicians, and health-care providers who are dedicated to the study of neurotrauma and to translating knowledge generated by research into improved patient care. Join your colleagues and initiate new collaborations at the premier forum for information related to traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

The annual Neurotrauma Symposiums are co-hosted by the National Neurotrauma Society and the American Association Neurological Surgeons and Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care (AANS/CNS). This combination of expertise allows for presentations that integrate state-of-the-art clinical, translational, and basic science data. Share with others what function means to you and hear about cutting edge approaches to assessing and improving function after neurotrauma.

The Scientific Program Committees are charged with putting together programs comprised of plenary and break-out sessions in which the leading experts will share their up-to-date research and findings in neurotrauma.

A central focus of the Symposium are the highly interactive poster sessions which stimulate scholarly discussions on the mechanisms, assessments and treatments for improving function after neurotrauma.

Innovative workshops will cover pertinent topics such as writing effective publications and grants, state-of-the-art patient care, conducting rigorous research, improving scientific communication, and use of cutting-edge technologies to accelerate discovery at both the bench and the bedside.  CME credits are provided for the meeting. 

Neurotrauma Symposium promises to provide innovative opportunities for learning, mentoring, and collaboration for all attendees.  

Every attendee from a trainee newly entering the field to the seasoned neurotrauma professionals will discover new information 
in a stimulating venue. 

Welcome Letter from NNS President


It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to attend the 41st annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, to be held in San Francisco, CA on June 9–12th, 2024, at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. As in previous years, the NNS will co-host this meeting with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care.

Our theme this year is “Future Classics of Neurotrauma”. As we move past our first 40years of neurotrauma research, we hope that you will take this meeting as an opportunity to look at the breakthroughs in technology and science that will become the landmarks of future neurotrauma work. Holding this meeting in San Francisco, the hubof technology advancements, we believe that this year’s meeting will highlight the great strides that we have made in our field, how we are using novel technology to better approach diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for brain and spinal cord injury, and demonstrate the strong foundation for future research and clinical application that we are building.

We have assembled a fantastic group of program committee members and volunteers, representing a wide range of expertise in preclinical and clinical research in brain and spinal cord trauma, as well as a wealth of diversity in career stages and backgrounds. This committee is well suited to provide a fresh and compelling program across a wide spectrum of research areas.

In addition to cutting edge science, we will also offer numerous opportunities for networking, scientific exchange, advocacy, and training of our junior scientists and clinicians. We are continuing to build on programs that were successful in previous years, such as the Local Scholars Program and multiple mentoring activities. We’re excited to have these opportunities available for our attendees, and we hope to see everyone take advantage of the diverse range of programming that the 2024 meeting will bring. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Francisco!

Adam R. Ferguson, PhD
President, National Neurotrauma Society

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