Director, Translational Neurotrauma Research Program
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
The University of Arizona
The National Neurotrauma Society is a community of scientists and health care providers who care not only for patient quality of life, but the scientific rigor supporting clinical practice and the career development of those interested in the field. My team views that annual symposium as an anchor point in our research to present our findings, reconnect with colleagues, and celebrate science.
National Direct of Clinical Research - Centre for NeuroSkills
I have always strived to conduct research that will lead to a significant clinic impact. Reminiscing, my interest in translational research evolved within the National Neurotrauma Society, back in the days when it was held in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience. It was always exciting to see how basic neuroscience concepts could be applied to the research and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Since then I have been fortunate to witness the growth of NNS. It is inspiring to see how the society strives to have meaningful novel research while not losing focus on its original concerns.
University of Utah – Medical Center
Since early in my career I have viewed the National Neurotrauma Society and its members as pursuing the noblest of causes - to find a cure or effective treatment for the devastation of brain and spinal cord injuries. I have been grateful for tremendous collegiality and encouragement from those affiliated with the NNS and am inspired to work collaboratively with these honorable people for the common good. The NNS provides a culture medium for academic enrichment and for the personal and professional bonds that will be key to curing the terrible conditions we study.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Being a member of the National Neurotrauma Society has been incredibly beneficial for my research in traumatic brain injury. My favorite perk of membership is the savings for attending the National Neurotrauma Symposium. At this meeting, I connect with collaborators and have the opportunity to present my research to leaders in the neurotrauma field. Every time I attend the meeting, I leave with helpful tips to improve on the methods that I am using in the laboratory.
On behalf of the National Neurotrauma Society, it is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to attend the 38th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Neurotrauma 2020, to be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, from June 27-July 1, 2020. Join your colleagues at the premier forum for traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury research and clinical advances!
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The Women in Neurotrauma Research – Visiting International Scholar Award (TEAM RESEARCH) provides an opportunity for international collaboration by subsidizing both travel to the National Neurotrauma Symposium and a brief period of research training/collaboration in a sponsor’s laboratory.
NNS Trainee Travel Awards
Deadline: April 1, 2020
The National Neurotrauma Society offers two types of travel awards to ensure that undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are given every opportunity to attend the conference and present their work.
To apply for a travel award, you must register online and submit an abstract.
There will be a total of twenty (20) travel awards in the amount of $750 each this year.
There are multiple unique and exciting opportunities to promote your organization at the symposium this year. From sponsoring a session to providing travel grants to trainees, there is an opportunity that aligns with your goals. Booth space is in an excellent location for maximum traffic, as it is in the middle of the poster exhibit arena adjacent to the catering services. Reserve your opportunity now!
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