NCS/NINDS Virtual Symposium

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The purpose of this 2-day virtual symposium, co-sponsored by the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), was to bring together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of individuals (scientists, clinician-scientists patient advocacy representatives, and industry partners) to optimize and accelerate the science of recovery of consciousness. 

Click here to view the meeting program.

Throughout these two days, virtual meeting attendees helped shape research priorities for each of the topics outlined in the schedule. The symposium comprised individual lectures and sessions. Each session comprised 30 minutes on discussion of research priorities, 30 minutes on panel discussion, and five minutes on summary/commentary.

Presenters included leading coma researchers and scientists from around the world. The proceedings of the summit will be published and will serve as a roadmap for future Curing Coma Campaign scientific efforts for years to come.

NCS/NINDS Planning Committee:
Melanie Boly, MD, PhD
Jeremy Brown, MD
J. Claude Hemphill, MD
Molly M. McNett, PhD, RN
DaiWai M. Olson, PhD, RN
Jose Javier Provencio, MD
Lori Shutter, MD
Jose I. Suarez, MD
Paul Vespa, MD