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Description & Objectives CNS 3


AANS/CNS Session 3: Lessons from Sports and Multimodal TBI Managment


The purpose of this session is to provide neurosurgeons and researchers who want to understand clinically relevant neurosurgical problems with an update in neurotrauma.  Our goal is to enable attendees to improve their understanding of clinical neurotrauma.This session will highlight subspecialty domains of neurotrauma care with which most clinicians have limited experience - professional sports and the military.  It will also discuss the role of multimodal monitoring of neurotrauma patients and will feature a debate between two leading minds in relation to the effectiveness of this technology.


At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss current guidelines for management of brain and spinal cord injury and discuss the utility of these guidelines
  2. Understand methodological limitations related to the study of neurotrauma lead to research findings that may ultimately not translate to all people in society who are afflicted by neurotrauma
  3. Describe how media dissemination of research has led to decreased public understanding for particular aspects of neurotrauma
  4. Describe the unique characteristics of neurotrauma in professional football and in the military.
  5. Comprehend return to duty/play guidelines and complexities of their implementation.
  6. Summarize available advanced neuromonitoring technologies, indications for their use and interpretation of their measures in relation to management of neurotrauma patients.