Wayne State University

Aim Higher

2010 WSU Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop
Nov. 12th, 2010,
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has an incidence rate of 1.5 million people in this country and has increasingly gained national awareness. Wayne State University (WSU) has the longest history of TBI research in the nation and been known for injury mechanism investigation, basic research and clinical studies. This workshop aims to bring together our faculties and scholars doing research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and will provide the opportunity for everyone to communicate and collaborate in a highly interactive setting. It will be held Friday, November 12th, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm in the Margherio Family Conference Center in the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons, 320 E. Canfield, at the Wayne State School of Medicine. Lunch will be served from 12 pm to 1 pm at the cafeteria in the Gordon H. Scott Hall, 540 E. Canfield.

The TBI Workshop will consist of four sessions covering the following three major themes in TBI research: 1) neuroimaging technical development and biomarkers of TBI, 2) fundamental mechanisms of TBI, and 3) treatment and rehabilitation of TBI respectively. Sessions will have an expected mean duration of one and half an hours each, two in the morning and two in the afternoon with a 30-minute coffee break in between. Each session will include 9 speakers each presenting 8 minutes, with 2 minutes for questions. In the last session, the workshop will end with a 45-minute discussion towards consolidating and organizing ongoing efforts in order to prepare for a T32 Training grant and for the recent RFA for program project grants from the NIBIB. Closing comments should focus on enhancing ongoing communications between groups, use of a special website for this purpose, and potential political support for raising awareness of all our work at the national level toward structuring a major TBI research center at WSU. For an overview of the preliminary program please see TBI_Workshop_Final_Program.pdf. This site will be regularly updated.

Abstract submission

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations on your current research which will have future impact on any of the themes above. We particularly encourage presentations on work that is in progress, as well as completed work. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 1st, 2010, but the earlier we receive this information the better. If a sufficient response is received we will hand out an abstract booklet at the meeting. Please submit a one-to-four page abstract in MS Word document format including title, authors (indicating attending author) and author affiliations to tbiworkshop@gmail.com by November 1st, 2010. Please follow the format presented on the website, see TBI_workshop_sample_abstract.doc. Should you have any questions, please contact our workshop coordinator Dr. Jie Yang.

Organizing Committee

Dr. E. Mark Haacke (Chair)
Email: nmrimaging@aol.com

Dr. Zhifeng Kou
Email: zhifeng_kou@yahoo.com

Dr. John Cavanaugh
Email: cavanau@eng.wayne.edu

Dr. Albert I. King
Email: king@rrb.eng.wayne.edu

Dr. Jose A. Rafols
Email: jrafols@med.wayne.edu

Dr. Jay Meythaler
Email: jmeythal@med.wayne.edu


Mr.Charbel Habib
Email: chabib@med.wayne.edu