2018 Symposium Agenda: Coma and Consciousness

MARCH 8

7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Jose Suarez, MD., Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University

8:05 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Progress and Problems

Christof Koch, Ph.D, Chief Scientist and President, Allen Institute for Brain Science

CONCEPTUAL PARADIGMS 

8:30 am Global Workspace Model of Consciousness: From Theory to Bedside and Vice-Versa

Lionel Naccache, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière

 

8:55 am Integrated Information Theory

Melanie Boly, MD, Ph.D., Clinical Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

INSIGHTS FROM ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

9:20 am Neural Circuits and Machine Learning - Mutual Inspirations

Saket Navlakha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology Laboratory Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 

9:45 am Consciousness as Interface: Information and Performance

Carlos Montemayor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University

 

10:10 am Refreshment Break/Poster and Exhibit Viewing

 

10:35 am Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

NEUROANATOMICAL SYSTEMS

10:55 am Reassessment of the Ascending Arousal System

Clifford Saper, MD, Ph.D., James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Professor, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

11:20 am The Mesocircuit Model

Nicholas Schiff, MD, Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute, Professor of Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

11:45 am Luncheon

ETHICS AND DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

12:45 pm Ethical Challenges in Consciousness Research

Joseph Fins, MD, MACP, Professor of Medical Ethics, Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

1:10 pm Consciousness and Neurocritical Care Ethics

Christos Lazaridis, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

1:35 pm Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

PREDICTION I

1:55 pm Neuroimaging for Coma Recovery

Robert Stevens, MD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

 

2:20 pm Importance of Brainstem Responses in Critically Ill Patients

Tarek Sharshar, Ph.D., FNCS, Senior Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines

TECHNIQUES USED IN CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH

2:45 pm Behavioral Assessment in DOC

Joseph Giacino, Ph.D., Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

 

3:00 pm Minimally Conscious State (MCS) or Cortically Mediated State (CMS)?

Lionel Naccache, MD, Ph.D., FNCS, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Hopital de la Pitle-Salpetriere

 

3:15 pm Resting and Active EEG

Jan Claassen, MD, Ph.D., FNCS, Head of Neurocritical Care, Columbia University 

 

3:30 pm Refreshment Break/Poster and Exhibit Viewing

 

3:55 pm Thalamocortical System in Disorders of Consciousness

Martin Monti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Research Center, University of California Los Angeles 

 

4:10 pm Event-Related Potentials

Benjamin Rohaut, MD, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University  

 

4:25 pm Multimodal Optical Imaging

Yama Akbari, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California-Irvine

 

4:40 pm Dynamics in Cortical Circuits During Anesthesia

Andrew Hudson, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

 

4:55 pm Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

 

5:15 pm End of Day One

MARCH 9 

7:45 am Continental Breakfast

8:15 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Robert Stevens, MD., Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

8:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Hard Problem of Consciousness and the Measurement of Consciousness

David Chalmers, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science, Co-Director, Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness, New York University

HUMAN MODELS OF IMPAIRED AWARENESS

8:45 am Unconsciousness During Epileptic Seizures

Hal Blumenfeld, MD, Ph.D., Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience and of Neurosurgery; Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC), Yale School of Medicine

 

9:10 am Delirium: Critical Care Associated Brain Dysfunction

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI, Professor of Anesthesiology & Surgery, Chief, Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

 

9:35 am General Anesthesia

Emery Brown, MD, Ph.D., Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medicine Engineering & Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

 

10:00 am Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

 

10:20 am Refreshment Break/Poster and Exhibit Viewing

PREDICTION II

10:45 am Assessment and Prediction of Recovery Early After Brain Injury 

Jan Claassen, MD, Ph.D., FNCS, Head of Neurocritical Care, Columbia University

 

11:10 am Neurologic Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest

Janneke Horn, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Staff Member, Neurologist-IntensivistUniversity of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center

 

11:35 am Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

 

11:55 am Luncheon

BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACES

12:50 pm Intracortical Neural Interfaces for the Restoration of Communication and Mobility 

Leigh Hochberg, MD, Ph.D., Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Neurocritical Care and Acute Stroke Services, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Engineering, Brown University

 

1:15 pm Electrocorticographic Brain-Computer Interfaces

Andrew Ko, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington

THERAPEUTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1:40 pm Addressing Challenges in Therapeutics Trials in Patients with DOC 

Nicholas Schiff, MD, Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute, Prof. of Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

2:05 pm Transcranial Neuromodulation in Disorders of Consciousness: Thalamic Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Martin Monti, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Research Center, University of California Los Angeles

 

2:30 pm Pharmacologic Therapies to Enhance Arousal/Awareness

Joseph Giacino, Ph.D., Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

 

2:55 pm Panel Discussion

Moderated question and answer period with the previous sessions’ speakers.

 

3:15 pm Concluding Remarks

Jan Claassen, MD, Ph.D., FNCS, Head of Neurocritical Care, Columbia University

 

3:20 pm End of Conference