The Multidisciplinary Care of the Central Nervous Injuries

Session Description

The management of the neurotrauma patient can be controversial. With the many organ systems that can be affected with injuries to the head and neck, as well as the nuances of care in adult spine injury, this multispecialty symposium will provide attendees the evidence-based data on the complex care of the neurotrauma patient. A series of treatment algorithms will be presented and further developed during the panel discussions.

Moderator: Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Co-Moderator: Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS, Tucson, AZ


The Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Going by the Numbers
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Blood in the Brain: When to Call Neurosurgery
Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS, Tucson, AZ

Managing Solid Organ Injury in Central Nervous System (CNS) Trauma: What Comes First?
Matthew J. Martin, MD, FACS, FASMBS, San Diego, CA

Managing Anticoagulants in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, San Francisco, CA

Case Presentations
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Neurological Surgery and the Committee on Trauma

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Bellal Joseph MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS - Cerenovus: Compensation: Data Safety Monitoring Board member; International Brain Research Foundation: Travel: Board member; Stryker: Consulting Fee: Consultant
Deborah M. Stein MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
Matthew J. Martin MD, FACS, FASMBS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure


Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
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