The Program Committee has planned an outstanding schedule of activities including a top-notch scientific program. There are also many unique and engaging opportunities for training, networking, and collaboration.
Make plans now to attend!
On the behalf of the National Neurotrauma Society, it is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to attend the 37th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium, Neurotrauma 2019, to be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 30-July 3, 2019.
Since its inception, this symposium has 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 in the exciting “City of Bridges”, Pittsburgh, PA. The theme for Neurotrauma 2019 is “Bridging Gaps in Understanding the Neurobiology and Neurotechnology of Function after Neurotrauma”.
As in previous years, I am honored to announce that Neurotrauma 2019 will be co-hosted by the National Neurotrauma Society and the American Association Neurological Surgeons/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. 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 Committee has put together an exciting symposium comprised of plenary and breakout sessions in which the leading experts will share their up-to-date thoughts, research, and findings on neurotrauma. A central focus of Neurotrauma 2019 will be the highly interactive poster sessions which will 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 will be provided for the meeting.
Several unique opportunities for collaboration and mentoring are planned including a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, Lunch & Learn workshops, and a Tuesday evening dinner at the Heinz History Center. We have reserved a large block of rooms at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel at a reasonable rate for attendees. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, 24/7 fitness center, business center, on site restaurant, room service, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Getting to Neurotrauma 2019 will be easy, as a flight to Pittsburgh International Airport takes 90 minutes or less for 70 percent of North America’s population. Attendees from nine states, Washington DC, and parts of Canada can drive to Pittsburgh in fewer than 6 hours. Getting from the airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is a cinch, with convenient shuttles as well as affordable, regular bus service.
Neurotrauma 2019 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 scenic and stimulating venue.
I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
Amy Wagner, MD
2019 President, National Neurotrauma Society