Fourth Annual Johns Hopkins Traumatic Brain Injury Conference: New Perspectives on Childhood Injuries
Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center
The Sheikh Zayed Tower
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is now being recognized as a public health problem. TBI is an especially important issue when considering children, as the highest rate of reported injuries occurs across the pediatric age group. Furthermore, TBI is known to be the leading cause of acquired disability during childhood. Nevertheless, there is little evidence base for how to best evaluate and manage brain injury in children. This conference will directly focus on pediatric research and clinical models and by dedicating half of the talks to clinical research topics which will include discussion of functional outcomes after early childhood injury, measures of neuroplasticity, and new assessment, treatment, and educational/policy tools which can be used for clinical and rehabilitation management of children with TBI.
Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for health care professionals and researchers working in pediatric emergency medicine, trauma surgery, critical care medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, and education.
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Discuss newer evaluation tools being studied for diagnosis of TBI and evaluation of recovery from injury in children.
Describe the range of long term functional outcomes in children with abusive head trauma.
Identify promising translational therapies that may provide neuroprotection for children after severe TBI.
- Identify the mechanisms and treatments involved in long-term plasticity and recovery following brain injury in children.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Medical Education credit is being requested from other applicable medical specialty organizations.
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Physicians - $275
Research Faculty/Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants/Allied Health Professionals - $150
House Staff*/Post-Doc Fellows*/Active Duty*/Employees of DoD*/VA* (with verification of status) - $100
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Call (410)955-2959 or visit the Johns Hopkins CME website at http://hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80035896.
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