NICIS-America is a two-day conference that brings together clinicians and scientists who share a common aspiration to translate discoveries
in the neurosciences into effective patient-centered treatments. The 2017 conference will provide an overview of cutting edge research
on precision medicine in neurocritical care and stroke. The conference speakers include thought leaders in molecular biology and genetics,
proteomics, neurophysiologic monitoring and analysis, brain mapping, molecular imaging, statistical modeling, machine learning, predictive
analytics, and advanced clinical trial design. The conference is designed for an interdisciplinary and multiprofessional audience of clinicians
and investigators working in neurological injury, critical care and stroke. This includes basic and translational scientists, neuroscientists, intensivists,
neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroanesthesiologists, neuroradiologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists.
The Neuroscience in Intensive Care International Symposium in America (NICIS-America) builds on a highly successful conference and networking event held annually in Paris since 2010 (www.nicis.fr). The vision of NICIS is to provide a forum that will promote transformative advances in the care and science of patients with critical neurological illness and injury. NICIS brings together clinicians and scientists who share a common interest in translating discoveries in the neurosciences into better patient-centered outcomes.
This year's conference is devoted to the theme of Precision Medicine for Neurocritical Care and Stroke. Advances in genetics and in image-guided therapy are already leading to major changes in the classification, management and outcomes of patients with ischemic stroke. New management paradigms are being actively explored in the domains of acute neurological injury—intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, anoxic-ischemic brain injury, traumatic brain injury. However, more effective predictive modeling and treatment strategies are desperately needed in these populations.
Robert Stevens, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Jan Claassen, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Columbia University
Jose Suarez, MD, Professor, Neurology-Vascular Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine
Tarek Sharshar, MD, Senior Consultant, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Raymond Poincaré Hospital, Professor, The University of Versailles
This year's symposium is divided into two major themes. Day One is focused on Models and Methods. Day Two is focused on making the transition from models to therapies. Topics to be covered include:
The Potential for Transformation (systems biology in neurological diseases, precision medicine for critical care)
Big Science (the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, the BRAIN initiative, the Human Connectome Project, International Stroke Genetics Consortium, etc.)
Methodologies (statistical models, machine learning approaches, high-throughput approaches for biomarker discovery and validation, adaptive clinical trial design)
Biological Models (genetic models of ischemic stroke, computational modeling, brain-gut-microbiome interaction in stroke, brain dysfunction in sepsis)
Management (biomarkers for neurocritical care, cerebral pressure autoregulation, goal directed blood pressure mangement)
Prediction (EHR-driven predictive analytics, MRI pattern classification for TBI, mapping for coma recovery prediction)
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 3, 2017. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $300.
Post-doctoral fellow and residents are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 3, 2017. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $395.
Academicians and government researchers are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 3, 2017. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $595.
Individuals working at for-profit commercial interests are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 3, 2017. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $1195.