Meeting "Promoting Effective Traumatic Brain Injury Research: EU and USA Perspectives"
National Neurotrauma Society, 16 June 2010, Las Vegas, USA
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major, global health problem, with no proven therapies. Therapy development for TBI is challenging because of the large number of diagnostic and treatment options, which are in highly variable use across centres and geographic regions.
This variability introduces a lot of "noise" into clinical trials, complicating the ability to detect a treatment effect. Comparative effectiveness research uses a variety of methods to determine which treatments work best for which patients in real world settings.
This provides evidence to inform clinical care, as was the case for the cerebral perfusion pressure guidelines for TBI. The goal of this meeting is to explore opportunities and challenges for conducting effective TBI research, and ultimately to improve health outcomes around the world.
Presentations (20 min + 5 Q&A)
- David Menon ( 2.52MB)
- Geoff Manley ( 4.13MB)
- Elisabeth Sandel ( 1.44MB)
- Hester Lingsma ( 1MB)
15:00 Pediatric considerations
- Jose Pineda ( 3.16MB)
- Andrew Maas ( 1.10MB)
Moderator: Andrew Maas
Panel: Ken Curley, Dik Habbema, Hester Lingsma, Andrew Maas, Geoff Manley,
David Menon, Jose Pineda.