Course Description: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) takes an enormous toll on the developing nervous system. NDC 2020 will focus on the topic including a description of clinical features, pathogenesis and its management, as well as identifying future research directions. TBI not only contributes to high levels of childhood mortality but also considerable morbidity demanding the expertise of child neurologists at diagnosis and in follow-up, impacting learning and well-being.
- To recognize the spectrum of clinical presentations and complications arising from traumatic brain injury in children.
- To learn of latest developments in the field and how best to manage resulting neurological complications Impact Statements:
- To have a deeper understanding of key concepts that enables cutting edge management in one’s practice soon after injury and in follow-up.
- To serve as an advocate for prevention of TBI and to educate others about emerging concepts in care and management.
Bernard L. Maria, MD, MBA, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH grant 5R13NS040925-21), and the Child Neurology Society