WASHINGTON, DC | MARCH 8-9, 2018
The 2nd Annual Neuroscience in Intensive Care International Symposium
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 2018 conference will provide an overview of cutting edge research
on coma and consciousness. 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. NICIS-America is connecting discoveries in the Neurosciences with real-world advances in the care and outcomes of patients with critical neurological illness and injury.
This year's symposium is devoted to the theme of Coma and Consciousness in Medicine. Consciousness is an emergent property seen in complex systems. The study of human consciousness cuts across disciplines and endeavors to include clinical medicine, psychology and the cognitive neurosciences, ethics, literature and philosophy. Changes in the level of consciousness are observed across the health spectrum, in physiological phenomena such as sleep, during sedation and anesthesia, and in pathological states such as seizures, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and severe physiological or metabolic imbalances affecting neuronal function.
Speakers include leading investigators in neurology, neuroscience, intensive care, neurophysiologic monitoring, neuroimaging, brain mapping, statistical modeling, predictive analytics, and clinical trial design.
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 of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
Tarek Sharshar, MD, Senior Consultant, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Raymond Poincaré Hospital, Professor, The University of Versailles
The 2018 symposium is focused on the central theme of Coma and Consciousness and is divided into the following major topics:
Conceptual Paradigms (consciousness as integrated information, global neuronal workspace, networks and the Connectome, awareness and attention)
Insights from Artificial Intelligence (neuroscience and machine learning, machine consciousness)
Neuroanatomical Systems (brainstem arousal systems, hypothalamic regulation of wakefulness, thalamic regulation of consciousness, cortical systems mediating conscious awareness)
Human Models of Impaired Awareness (general anesthesia, unconsciousness during epileptic seizures, delirium)
Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions (the hard problem, ethical challenges in consciousness research)
Brain Injury (cognitive-motor dissociation, assessment and prediction of recovery early after brain injury, computational brain mapping for coma recovery prediction)
Brain Computer Interfaces for DOC (intracortical neural interface, electrocortigographic BCI)
Therapeutic Opportunities (addressing challenges in therapeutic trials in patients with DOC, transcranial neuromodultion therapy, pharmacologic therapies to enhance arousal/awareness)
Techniques Used in Consciousness Research (behavioral assessment in DOC, resting and active functional MRI, resting and active EEG, event-related potentials, multimodal optical imaging)
Prediction (neurologic outcome prediction after cardiac arrest, prognosis in severe traumatic brain injury, brainstem responses, phenotypes and outcome of critically ill patients)
BROCHURE MAILING LIST
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 7, 2018. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $350.
Post-doctoral fellow and residents are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 7, 2018. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $450.
Academicians and government researchers are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 7, 2018. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $695.
Individuals working at for-profit commercial interests are eligible for this rate. This rate is valid through January 7, 2018. After this date the standard price for this registration category becomes $1295.