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Scientific Program Agenda 2017

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FRIDAY, JULY 7

09:30 am - 04:30 pm

Whitewater Rafting Trip on the Weber River ($)

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

WNS-01: Women in Neurosurgery Retreat Dinner Lecture

  1. Building an Academic Neurosurgical Practice - Eve Tsai, MD, PhD; Ottowa Hospital Research Institute
  2. Cervical Radiculopathy, Spondylosis and Kyphosis in the Operating Surgeon - Aruna Ganju, MD; Northwestern University
Maybird
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

S'more Collaboration Campfire 

Skier's Bridge

SATURDAY, JULY 8

07:45 am - 06:00 pm

Environmental Sensor Use for Quantifying Neural Exposure to Inertial and Blast Forces 

Sponsored by NINDS & DOD

Chairs: Col. Dennis McGurk & Patrick Bellgowan

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Cottonwood A/B
08:00 am - 03:00 pm Fly Fishing on the Provo & Weber Rivers ($)
08:00 am - 09:30 am

WNS-02: Women in Neurosurgery Retreat Breakfast Lecture 

  1. What the Practicing Neurosurgeon Needs to Understand About Economics - Deborah Benzil, MD; Benzil Zusman Healthcare Neuroscience
  2. Rising in the Ranks: Progress of Women in Neurosurgery - Stacey Quintero-Wolfe, MD; Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Maybird
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Four Corners Youth Sports Consortium Meeting Wasatch B
10:00 am - 03:00 pm Intro to Rock Climbing Clinic in Big Cottonwood Canyon ($)
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Registration Desk Open Cliff Ballroom Lobby
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Celebrating 10 Years of the WiNTR VISA Award 

Chairs: Mayumi Prins, PhD; UCLA and Patricia de la Tremblaye, PhD; University of Pittsburgh

Superior
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

WNS-03: Women in Neurosurgery Retreat Dinner Lecture 

  1. Neurosurgical Leadership Program - Shelly Timmons, MD, PhD; Penn State Health
Maybird
09:00 pm - 10:30 pm S'more Collaboration Campfire  Skier's Bridge

SUNDAY, JULY 9

07:00 am - 06:00 pm Registration Desk Open  Cliff Ballroom Lobby
07:30 am - 08:30 am AANS/CNS Breakfast
Primrose B
08:30 am - 10:00 am

AANS01: The Post-Traumatic Spine and the Unstable Decision 

Chair: Ann Parr, MD, PhD; University of Minnesota

  1. Strengths and Limitations of Spine Trauma Databases and Registries - Marjorie Wang, MD; Medical College of Wisconsin
  2. Spine Trauma in the Osteoporotic Patient: What Does the Evidence Support? Erica Bisson, MD; University of Utah
  3. Can the Trauma System Support STASCIS and the Need for Immediate Surgery? Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD; University of Toronto 
Primrose A
10:00 am - 10:30 am AANS/CNS Coffee Break
Primrose Foyer
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

AANS02: Treatment of the Injured Brain 

Chair: Daniel Michael, MD, PhD; Michigan Head & Spine Institute

  1. Did RESCUE-ICP save intracranial pressure monitoring? - Martina Stippler, MD; Harvard Medical School
  2. Are we getting any better at detecting cortical spreading depression/spreading depolarization? - Gregory Hawryluk, MD, PhD; University of Utah
  3. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: History, and 30 Year Outcomes - Molly Hubbard, MD; University of Minnesota
Primrose A

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

AANS Lunch & Learn: Brain Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring 

Sponsored by Integra Logo R Full Color Logo

Primrose B
12:00 pm - 04:30 pm Exhibitor Meet & Greet Cliff Lodge Level C
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Journal of Neurotrauma Editorial Board Meeting  Magpie
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm  

AANS03: Controversies in Brain Injury 

Chair: Jamie Ullman, MD; Northwell Health

  1. Does Trauma Cause CTE? - Lili-Naz Hazrati, MD, PhD; University of Toronto
  2. What are the consequences of subconcussion? - Scott Zuckerman, MD; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  3. What needs to be admitted for pediatric brain trauma? - Rebekah Mannix, MD; Boston Children's Hospital

Primrose A

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm  AANS/CNS Coffee Break / Exhibitor Meet & Greet
Cliff Lodge Level C
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm 

AANS04: Controversies in Sport 

Chair: Uzma Samadani, MD; University of Minnesota

  1. Should we rest athletes after concussion? - John Leddy, MD; SUNY Buffalo
  2. Do helmets make contact sports safer? - Brittany Coats, MD; University of Utah 
  3. Is it time to ban sports for children and where should we draw the line? - Zachary Kerr, PhD; University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 
Primrose A
04:30 pm - 06:00 pm NNS Council Meeting Magpie
06:00 pm Aerial Tram boarding begins for Welcome Reception Snowbird Event Center
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Welcome Reception at The Summit  Hosted by NNS Society Logo OFFICIAL sm clearbkgd          

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Hidden Peak

08:30 pm - 10:30 pm NNS Council Dinner Aerie Restaurant

MONDAY, JULY 10

07:00 am - 06:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Cliff Ballroom Lobby
07:00 am - 07:45 am Breakfast Golden Cliff / Creekside Terrace
07:00 am - 07:45 am WiNTR Business Meeting
Wasatch
07:45 am - 08:00 am President's Welcome Address - Candace Floyd, NNS 2017 President Cliff Ballroom
08:00 am - 08:30 am

Anniversary Lecture 01 

PovlishockJohn BK

John Povlishock, PhD; Virginia Commonwealth University

Cliff Ballroom
08:30 am - 09:45 am PL01:Neurotrauma-Induced Autoimmunity 

Chairs: Kevin Wang, PhD; University of Florida & Amy Wagner, MD; University of Pittsburgh

  1. Autoimmunity Response Following TBI: Is It Detrimental or Beneficial? - Kevin Wang, PhD; University of Florida
  2. Post-TBI hypopituitarism and anti-pituitary and anti-hypothalamus antibodies - Fahrettin Keleştemur, MD; Erciyes University  
  3. Post-TBI neuroendocrine dysfunction and its relation with autoimmunity - Amy Wagner, MD; University of Pittsburgh
  4. NMDA and Glutamate Receptor Peptides and Autoantibodies in TBI and Ischemic Brain Injuries - Svetlana Dambinova, PhD; DeKalb Medical Center 
Cliff Ballroom
09:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Data Blitz A: Mini Presentations

Chairs: Gene Gurkoff, PhD; UC Davis & Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD; Drexel University

A03-07   Margalit Haber; University of Pennsylvania
A06-08   Stefania Mondello; University of Messina
A10-02   James Hong; University of Toronto
A12-06   Jenny Szu; University of California, Riverside
A13-11   Olga Minaeva; Boston University
A16-02   Nadine Kerr; University of Miami
A18-10   Starlyn Okada-Rising; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
A20-01   Moustafa Algamal; Roskamp Institute
A22-07   Patrick Kochanek; Safar Center, Univ. of Pittsburgh
A22-08   Pavel Lizhnyak; Virginia Commonwealth University

Cliff Ballroom
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Poster Session 1: Group A / Final Competition Judging / Visit Exhibits 

All Posters in Group A on display - Odd Poster #s presenting

Chair: David Magnuson, PhD; University of Louisville

Snowbird Event Tent
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop

Sponsored by 

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Cottonwood A

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

WiNTR Lunch Session: The Lab Notebook Evolution 
Moderator: Mayumi Prins, PhD; UCLA         View Details

Golden Cliff @ Cliff Lodge
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Grab & Go Lunch 

Snowbird Event Tent
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Poster Session 02: Group A / Visit Exhibits 

All Posters in Group A on display - Even Poster #s presenting

Chair: David Magnuson, PhD; University of Louisville

Snowbird Event Tent

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

PL02: Pain After SCI: Plasticity, Activity & Treatment 

Sponsored by Craig Neilsen

Chairs: David Magnuson, PhD; University of LouisvilleClaire Hulsebosch, PhD; UTMB 

  1. Pain and Locomotor Circuitry: Competitors for Attention - Catherine Mercier, PhD; Laval University, Quebec 
  2. Plasticity and Neuropathic Pain After SCI - John Kramer, PhD; iCORD 
  3. Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Hyperalgesia and Chronic Pain - Kathleen Sluka, PhD: University of Iowa
Cliff Ballroom
04:15 pm - 04:45 pm Coffee Break Cliff Ballroom Lobby
04:45 pm - 06:00 pm

S01: Novel Aproaches to Target Mitochondrial Dysfunction Following CNS Injury: From Biomarker to Replacing the Damaged Powerhouse 

Chairs: Patrick Sullivan, PhD; University of KentuckyCourtney Robertson, MD; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  1. Assessing CNS Mitochondria Damage Using Serum Biomarkers - Todd Kilbaugh, MD; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. Swapping The Powerhouse Of The Cell Out Following SCI; Intraspinal Mitochondrial Transplants In SCI - Alexander Rabchevsky; PhD; University of Kentucky 
  3. Transfer Of Mitochondria From Astrocytes To Neurons After Stroke - Kazuhide Hayakawa, PhD; Massachusetts General Hospital 
  4. Permeability Transition, Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration - Elizabeth Jonas, MD; Yale School of Medicine 
Cliff Ballroom 1
04:45 pm - 06:00 pm

S02: Peripheral Organ Involvement in CNS Trauma 

Chairs: Scott Whittemore, PhD;  University of Louisville & Sonia Villapol, PhD, Georgetown University

  1. Changes in gut dysbiosis and barrier function underlie SCI pathophysiology - Shirish Barve, PhD; University of Louisville 
  2. The effects of TBI on peripheral immune cell responses - Fletcher White, PhD; IUPUI 
  3. Intestional dysfunction following TBI: Lessons from Drosophila - David Wassarman, PhD; University of Wisconsin 
Cliff Ballroom 2
04:45 pm - 06:00 pm

S03: Blast-Related Mild TBI- Translational Relevance Starting from the Top (Humans) Down (mechanistic animal models) 

Chairs: David Cook, PhD; University of WashingtonIbolja Cernak, PhD; University of Alberta 

  1. Human Neuropathological Findings of Blast-Related mTBI - Daniel Perl, MD; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
  2. Behavioral and cognitive symptoms and complex comorbidities of blast-related mTBI in Veterans - Elaine Peskind, MD; University of Washington 
  3. Integration of findings from animal models of blast-induced brain injury to clinical findings - Ibolja Cernak, PhD; University of Alberta
  4. Translational correspondences between animal models and findings in veterans - David Cook, PhD; University of Washington
Cliff Ballroom 3
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm  ALPINE DINNER & NETWORKING EVENT           View Details Peruvian Terrace & Skiers Bridge
09:00 pm - 10:30 pm S'More Collaboration Campfire            View Details Skiers Bridge

 TUESDAY, JULY 11

07:00 am - 08:00 am Breakfast
Golden Cliff / Creekside Terrace
07:00 am - 07:50 am NNS Society Business Meeting - All NNS members are invited to attend Wasatch
07:55 am - 08:00 am

President's Announcements

Cliff Ballroom
08:00 am - 08:30 am

Anniversary Lecture 02  

HallEd re

Edward Hall, PhD; University of Kentucky 

Cliff Ballroom
08:30 am - 09:45 am 

PL03: Enhancing Recovery by Addressing Sleep: A Culprit of Chronic TBI Morbidity 

Chairs: Grace Griesbach, PhD; Centre for Neuro Skills & Akiva Cohen, PhD; University of Pennsylvania

  1. Circuit Disturbances and Neuroinflammation - Mark Opp, PhD; University of Washington
  2. Influence of Sleep and Diet on Rehabilitation Outcome - Akiva Cohen, PhD; University of Pennsylvania
  3. Hormonal Alternations and Sleep Following Brain Injury - Grace Griesbach, PhD; Centre for Neuroskills
Cliff Ballroom
09:45 am - 10:00 am Break / Room Refresh Ballroom Lobby
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Data Blitz B: Mini Presentations 

Chairs: Brian Pfister, PhD; New Jersey Institute of Technology & Andrea Kleindienst, PhD; Friedrich-Alexander-University

B03-03   Maura Weber; University of Pennsylvania
B04-03   Yun Li; University of Maryland, Baltimore
B08-06   Erich Franz; Boston University
B08-15   Daniel Huber; Medical College of Wisconsin
B08-23   Briana Meyer; University of California, Los Angeles
B18-04   Molly Braun; Augusta University
B18-08   Merry Ma; Medical College of Georgia - Augusta University
B18-12   Lesley Schurman; Virginia Commonwealth University
B26-02   Shuxin Li; Temple University School of Medicine
B26-05   Wenjiao Tai; UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cliff Ballroom
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Poster Session 03: Group B / Visit Exhibits 

All Posters in Group B on display - Odd Poster #s presenting

Chair: David Magnuson, PhD; University of Louisville
Snowbird Event Tent
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Lunch & Learn Session: Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury Throughout the Continuum

Matthew J. Ashley, MD; Centre for Neuro Skills

Sponsored by CNS Logo Cities2013

Cottonwood  A
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Grab & Go Lunch

Snowbird Event Tent
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Poster Session 04: Group B / Visit Exhibits 

All Posters in Group B on display - Even Poster #s presenting

Chair: David Magnuson, PhD; University of Louisville

Snowbird Event Tent
03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

S04: Late Effects of TBI 

Chairs: Christine MacDonald, PhD, University of Washington 

  1. Associaton of Traumatic Brain Injury with Late-Life Neurodegenerative Conditions from the ACT Study - Paul Crane, MD; University of Washington
  2. Long Term Disability Findings from TBI Model Systems - Kristen Dams O'Connor, PhD; Mount Sinai Hospital
  3. Late LifeEffects of Military-Related Brain Injury from ADNI and Vietnam Head Injury Study - Jordan Grafman, PhD; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  4. Long Term Impact of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury - Talin Babikian, PhD; UCLA Health
Cliff Ballroom 1

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

S05: Stem Cell-Mediated Endogenous and Exogenous Repair of the Injured Spinal Cord 

Sponsored by ASIA Solid Blue

Chairs: Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD; Indiana University & Aileen Anderson, PhD; University of California Irvine

  1. Cell Replacement Therapy Using Lineage-Restricted Precursor Cells for Repair After SCI - Itzhak Fischer, PhD;  Drexel University
  2. Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for Neurotrauma: Clinical Targets and Preclinical Benchmarks - Aileen Anderson, PhD; University of California, Irvine
  3. Creation of In Vivo Reprogrammed Neurons After SCI - Chun-Li Zhang, PhD, UT Southwestern University
Cliff Ballroom 2
03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

S06: Emerging Cell Biology of Trans-Cellular Signaling 

Chairs: Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD; University of Pennsylvania & Cheryl Wellington, PhD; University of British Columbia

  1. Exosomes - David Issadore, PhD; University of Pennsylvania
  2. micro RNAs - Bogdan Stoica, PhD; University of Maryland
  3. Lipoproteins - Cheryl Wellington, PhD; iCord
Cliff Ballroom 3
04:15 pm - 04:30 pm Break
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS01: Grant Writing Workshop 

Facilitators:

Wasatch A
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS02: Insiders Tips for Getting your Manuscript Published 

Facilitator:John Povlishock, PhD; VCU

Wasatch B
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS03: Preclinical Research Methods 

Facilitator: Kenneth Curley, MD, PhD

  1. Fluid Percussion TBI Injury in the Rat - Bruce Lyeth, PhD; UC Davis
  2. Acute and Chronic repetitive TBI in the Mouse - Fiona Crawford, PhD; Roskamp Institute & Tampa VA
  3. Murine Sled Model - Lee Goldstein, MD, PhD; Boston University
Magpie A
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS04: Judging Quality in Human and Animal Imaging Studies - Distinguishing Fact from "Leap of Faith" 

Facilitator: Brenda Bartnik, PhD; Loma Linda University  

  1. Human - David Brody, PhD; Washington University of St. Louis
  2. Animal - Neil Harris, PhD; UCLA
Magpie B
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS05: Human TBI Neuropathology 

Facilitator: William Stewart, PhD: University of Glasgow

Superior A
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

WS06: Preclinical Common Data Elements: A Common Language for the TBI Community 

Chair: Michelle LaPlaca, PhD; Georgia Tech/Emory University

Co Chairs:  Douglas H. Smith, PhD - University of Pennsylvania & C. Edward Dixon, PhD - University of Pittsburgh

  1. Leonie Misquitta, PhD - CIT/NIH
Superior B
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Cocktail Reception
Cliff Ballroom Lobby
07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

AWARDS CEREMONY & DINNER    Hosted byNNS Society Logo OFFICIAL sm clearbkgd  

The Power of Procrastination: The Science Gap

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics  

Registered attendees only; advance RSVP required

Cliff Ballroom
08:30 pm - 11:00 pm AWARDS AFTER-PARTY Primrose Room

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

07:00 am - 08:00 am Breakfast Golden Cliff / Creekside Terrace
07:00 am - 07:45 am INTS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting Wasatch
07:55 am - 08:00 am President's Announcements Cliff Ballroom
08:00 am - 08:30 am

Anniversary Lecture 03:  Evolving Concepts of Secondary Injury: Expanding the Therapeutic Window 

Faden Alan

Alan Faden, MD;  University of Maryland  

Cliff Ballroom

08:30 am - 09:45 am

PL04: Acute SCI and the Therapeutic Window: Are We Chasing Realistic Targets? 

Panel Discussion Sponsored by Craig Neilsen

Moderator: Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD; University of Texas at Austin

Cliff Ballroom
09:45 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break
Ballroom Lobby
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Patient Perspective Talk: Jeremy Morgan 

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Sponsored by uuhc logo

Chair: Gregory Hawryluk, MD, PhD; University of Utah

Cliff Ballroom
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

PL05: Ocular Manifestation of Brain Trauma 

Chairs: Andrew Mayer, PhD; The Mind Research Network & Uzma Samadani, MD; University of Minnesota

  1. Minds Matter: Seeing Concussion Through New Eyes - Christina Master, MD; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. Vision Rehabilitation for Concussion-Related Vision Disorders - Mitchell Scheiman, PhD; Salus University
  3. Automated Objective Measures of Oculomotor Dysfunction in Concussion - Uzma Samadani, MD; University of Minnesota
Cliff Ballroom
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Grab & Go Lunch

(take into afternoon sessions)

Cliff Ballroom Lobby
12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

S07: MMPs in CNS: Dual Modulators of Pathology and Regeneration 

Chairs: Alpa Mahuvakar, PhD; UCSF & Josephine Lok, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital

  1. EMMPRIN, Upstream Inducer of MMPs, in CNS Pathology - Deepak Kaushik, PhD; University of Calgary
  2. The Goldilocks Effect: MMPs and Angiogenesis After SCI - Alpa Mahuvakar, PhD; UCSF
  3. MMPs and Post-Traumatic Neuroplasticity: Integrating Multiple Cellular Systems to Reorganize Synapses - Linda Phillips, PhD; VCU
Cliff Ballroom 1
12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

S08: Dawn of a New Day: Brain Edema is "Back in the Game" with New Discoveries! 

Chairs: Jerome Badaut, PhD; Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine & Andre Obenaus, PhD; Loma Linda University

  1. Water Channels and Brain Edema: Success and Failure - Jerome Badaut, PhD; Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine
  2. The Glymphatic System: Role in Post-TBI Edema? - Jeffrey Iliff, PhD
  3. Targeting Substance P to Reduce Edema: TBI vs SCI - Anna Leonard, PhD: University of Adelaide
  4. Vasopressin: A Promising Player for Clinical Edema - Nikolaus Plesnila, PhD; University of Munich
Cliff Ballroom 2
12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

S09: Clinical Trial Update: Status and Baseline Demographics for Ongoing Spinal Cord Injury Studies 

Chair: Marco Rizzo, MD: Mayo Clinic & Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  1. Phase 2b/3 SPRING Study: Status & Baseline Demographics - Kee Kim, MD; University of California, Davis
  2. Phase 2/3 RISCIS Study: Status & Baseline Demographics - Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD; University of Toronto
  3. Phase 1 ahSC Study: Status & Baseline Demographics - Kim Anderson-Erisman, PhD; University of Miami
  4. Phase 1/2 AST-OPC1 Study: Status & Baseline Demographics - Edward Wirth, MD, PhD; Asterias Biotherapeutics
Cliff Ballroom 3 
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm Break
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Anniversary Lecture 04  

YoungWise

Wise Young, MD, PhD; Rutgers University 

Cliff Ballroom 2
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Closing Remarks & Introduction of 2018 President
Cliff Ballroom 2