16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring

in conjunction with the 6th Annual Meeting of the Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network and the 3rd ICM+ User Meeting

28 June-2 July 2016

Bringing together a diverse community of clinicians, scientists, and engineers, to advance the care of
patients with neurologic diseases and brain injuries.

Satellite Events

We are pleased to have the following satellite events associated with the main conference. These events do not require registration and are open to anyone interested in attending. Please direct all questions to the organizers of these events.

 

Workshop on Optimal Cerebral Perfusion Pressure
Tuesday, June 28, 8:30 am till 10:30 am; Room 3-133
Organizer: Marcel Aries (m.j.h.aries@umcg.nl)

The program for this workshop is now available here.

Guidelines of neurocritical care currently propose to keep cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) above 50 mmHg in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Treatment failure, apparent from ischemia or edema, is common and requires aggressive treatments in > 40% of the patients with disappointing effects on outcome. Novel strategies are thus urgently needed to optimize perfusion and improve patient outcome. Currently, clinicians seek to maintain the above-mentioned perfusion threshold in every patient regardless of the individual needs. It is becoming increasingly clear that this ‘one size fits all’ guideline is inadequate. because the quality of perfusion varies between individuals, with the severity of injury, and complications under neurocritical care. Moreover, the self-protective mechanisms of cerebral perfusion (autoregulation) needs to be taken into account. One promising approach to improving the brain’s perfusion supports the idea of individualizing treatment strategies guided by the detection of a patient’s optimal state of cerebral autoregulation. Recently, it was demonstrated that a significant deviation from optimal autoregulation was associated with worse clinical outcome. The CPP which is associated with the best autoregulatory capacity is termed ‘optimal CPP’ and appeared to be associated with the best functional outcome in patient with TBI. The main objective of this satellite workshop is to discuss new algorithms in monitoring and therapy in order to achieve a patient’s individual optimal CPP during neurocritical care and eventually to improve outcome after TBI.

Symposium is interesting for intensivists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, brain physiologists, intensive care nursing staff, engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians.

 

ICM+ Users’ Club Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 am till 2:00 pm; Little Kresge Auditorium
Organizers: Peter Smielewski (ps10011@cam.ac.uk) and Marek Czosnyka (mc141@medschl.cam.ac.uk)

This session is especially designed for current and future users of ICM+® software as well as researchers and clinicians interested in multimodal monitoring for clinical neurosciences, intensive care and other clinical/experimental practices.

The goals of the ICM+® session are:

  1. to gather the ICM+® users who focus on clinical/experimental monitoring
  2. to provide an international platform for exchanging experiences in utilizing ICM+® software for multimodal monitoring and medical data processing
  3. to discuss scientific findings from various research centers
  4. to demonstrate new functionality and methodologies recently incorporated in the ICM+® software

Please follow this link to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge University, UK, for more information on the ICM+ Users’ Club Meeting.

 

CARNet Clinical Science Lab
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 pm till 8:00 pm; Room 3-133
Organizer: Christina Haubrich (ch723@cam.ac.uk)

Click here for more information on the CARNet program.

Please also follow this link to the CARNet Clinical Science Lab and indicate topics of your interest.

The Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Research Network (CARNet) Clinical Science Lab, provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of project ideas, early-stage or ongoing projects, and encourages the audience to provide feedback to the presenter on possible directions of the work, funding or collaboration opportunities. Presenters will give a short (5-7 mins) overview of a project or a project idea, which is followed by a brief (5-7 mins) discussion with the audience for feedback and suggestions. The Clinical Science Lab seeks to bring together potential collaborators in order to enhance interaction and synergy among the CARNet members and the greater clinical, physiological, and engineering communities.

We hope that the CARNet Clinical Science Lab offers a short cut to excellent scientific collaborators in the field, to improve the quality of your project and the chances for funding. The Clinical Science Lab actively encourages and supports the participation by students, clinicians, physiologists, and engineers from all academic levels. If you are interested in participating or presenting, please contact Dr. Haubrich (ch723@cam.ac.uk).

 

INfoMATAS Consortium Meeting – Identifying New Targets for Management and Therapy in Acute Stroke
Friday, June 1, 6:00 pm till 7:30 pm; Room 1-150
Organizers: Yu-Chieh Tzeng (shieak.tzeng@otago.ac.nz), Ronney Panerai (rp9@leicester.ac.uk), and Thompson Robinson (tgr2@leicester.ac.uk)

Blood pressure management in acute stroke remains a matter of controversy. Whilst the optimisation of blood pressure may improve patient outcome, the intensity, timing, class of therapeutic agent, and validation of other novel parameters (e.g. blood pressure variability) in both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke requires further research. The CARNet Steering Committee invites clinicians and basic scientists who are interested in cerebral haemodynamics and blood pressure management in stroke to join the INfoMATAS consortium. Our mission is to inform guidelines for optimal blood pressure management in acute stroke through a better understanding of the impact of interventions on cerebral perfusion, and the identification and validation of novel therapeutic targets.

Three easy steps to get involved:

Step 1: Register your expression of interest by 29th February 2016.
Step 2: Attend online planning meeting in March (date to be announced).
Step 3: Attend the first consortium meeting at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network in Boston, USA, 28 June-2 July 2016.