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State of the Art Session ~ RECOVERY OF CONSCIOUSNESS?

State of the Art Session ~ RECOVERY OF CONSCIOUSNESS?

JOINT SESSION WITH NCS 

RECOVERY OF CONSCIOUSNESS: BASICS, MONITORING, INTERVENTIONS?

This State of the Art Session chaired by ESICM's Mauro Oddo (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the formidable David Menon (Cambridge, United Kingdom) will challenge your current ideas and practice related to consciousness. ESICM and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) have gathered a team of neuro experts to update you on the latest on everything related to recovery of consciousness including the most current monitoring practices and interventions.

Arjen Slooter (Utrecht, Netherlands) starts off this in-depth session with the basics - covering the pathophysiology of coma and disorders of consciousness in the ICU. 

Is it possible to measure consciousness in severely damaged brains?  David Menon (Cambridge, United Kingdom) takes a comprehensive approach in his presentation centred on this very topic. 

‘Patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC) show substantial heterogeneity in terms of underlying neuroanatomical substrate, clinical course, and response to therapies.  This talk will seek to define a Precision Medicine approach to DoC, and explore whether we can identify subsets of patients who are enriched for response to “arousal therapy”, either generically, or in relation to specific interventions’
~David Menon

The Glasgow Coma Scale, published in 1974, was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, has grown in popularity and is now used extensively by first responders and hospital care teams in all acute medical and trauma patients. In  intensive care, the scale is now used as part of several ICU scoring systems, as well as in monitoring chronic patients in the ICU. In his presentation, Tarek Sharshar (Paris, France) asks Is the GCS enough? and offers some interesting options in terms of improvements and alternative clinical scores. 

Janneke Horn (Amsterdam, Netherlands) will cover Electrophysiology and what should be considered in terms of evaluating consciousness, while Stephan Mayer (New York, United States) will tackle the fascinating world of neuroimaging in his presentation.

David Menon will conclude this state of the art session with a presentation set to answer the stirring question Can we modulate the recovery of consciousness?  He will also focus on potential therapies for the future. 

 

Whether you foster a special interest in all things neuro - or not, this is an unmissable session to update your knowledge!

 

State of the Art Session  ~ JOINT SESSION WITH NCS - RECOVERY OF CONSCIOUSNESS: BASICS, MONITORING, INTERVENTIONS   

05.10.2015, 16:00 – 18:00, room Geneva

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