16th Annual Neurotrauma Symposium

San Francisco, California
Monday, November 13, 2017
16th Annual Neurotrauma Symposium
Monday, November 13, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall
UCSF Mission Bay
600 16th Street
San Francisco, California 94158
United States

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Course Description

This year’s symposium is a dynamic 1-day conference that will focus on the latest advances in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, clinical guidelines, clinical care, and research. There will be a focus on understanding the physiological systems that impact recovery as well as managing comorbidities in the neuro-injured patient. We will also discuss recovery, and psychosocial issues including substance use, ethical dilemmas, and heath disparities, as well as the impact that neurotrauma has on the provider. The course is designed for all disciplines and clinicians involved in trauma care including physicians, nurses, neuropsychologists, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, social work, case managers, and emergency medical personnel. 

Registration to the Neurotrauma Symposium is offered and open to all individuals.  Registration and attendance is not limited on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.

Course Objectives

  • Change ICP management system to include multi-modal monitors (EVD and Microsensory or Licox or SjVO2 monitors) in patients with traumatic brain injury. 
  • Identify the most common neurotrauma injuries on CT and or MRI.
  • Prescribe or administer pharmaceutical agents that can decrease neuro-sympathetic storming. 
  • Identify and treat co-morbid conditions to minimize secondary injury in the neurotrauma patient.
  • Recognize cortical spreading depolarization on EEG, understand it's implications and provide appropriate treatments.
  • Calculate GOSe scores for those who have experienced TBI.
  • Recognize socially disadvantaged patients and assure they receive quality follow up.
  • Be able to advise patients that substance use has a negative effect on recovery from TBI and puts one at risk for further injury. 
  • Be able to discuss neurogenic gastrointestinal dysfunction and sexual dysfunction with a patient and explain management strategies.
  • Include spiritual assessment of the patient and family members in routine care and employ spiritual/palliative care teams to provide expertise.
  • Describe appropriate interventions for dizziness and imbalance approaches in vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Assess the extent of traumatic vascular injury using CTA or Interventional Angiography in SCI and TBI patients.
  • Understand the findings of the CAMPER trial.
  • Understand the recovery process of neurotrauma through a patient’s experience.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM (MMC18024).  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credits

This course is pending approval for 8 CE contact hours by San Francisco General Hospital Nursing Services, an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP# 858), Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser Board (PDP# 204), Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, Base Hospital Provider #38-002, Licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists in the State of California, Base Hospital Provider 38-002.


SFGH/UCSF adheres to ACCME standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education and disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships.

About the SFGH/UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center

"Advancing Health Worldwide in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury"

San Francisco General Hospital in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco has been involved in setting standards for trauma care for decades. The Neurotrauma Program at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) was established in 2000. The mission of the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center is to promote collaborative, translational research and clinical investiga- tion of injuries to the brain and spinal cord.

As a Joint Commission certified center of excellence in brain and spinal injury care, our rapidly growing multi-disciplinary team continues to improve the care and outcome of patients with neurotrauma.

Contact Information

  • How to Issue a Formal Complaint:

    Attendees can email any of the course planners listed on the website to file a formal complaint.  All complaints will be reviewed and investigated by the Planning Committee.  The Planning Committee will work to correct all issues.  The complainant will be contacted with the results of the investigation with a full description outlining the Planning Committee’s findings including a justification for a negative finding; or, in the case of a positive finding, the plan to rectify the complainant’s grievance.

    Julia Thompson Gallego, MSN, ACNP-BC
    Phone: (415) 206-3226
    Email: julia.galletly@ucsf.edu

Payment Instructions

  • Symposium Fees:

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $25 off on registrations received before 10/16/17! Register NOW!
    General Registration: those requiring CEU's: $175.00

    Clinicians requiring CME: MD, Neuropsychologists, CRNA: $200.00

    SFGH/DPH/UCSF Employees: requiring CEU's: $150.00

    Student/Resident: no CEU or CME provided: $75.00

    Late Fee: $25.00 additional fee applies after 11/6/17

    Cancellations/Refunds: No refund will be provided after 11/6/17. $15 cancellation fee will be applied before11/6/17.

    Credit card payments can be made online.

    No cash or check payments will be accepted.

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