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Dr. Joseph Maldjian
Joseph A. Maldjian is currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of the Neuroradiology Division and Director of the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Lab, USA. The current focus of his funded research is in sports-related mild-traumatic brain injury. Dr. Maldjian's two NIH-funded iTAKL studies represent some of the only studies in the country looking at the effects of sub-concussive head impacts in youth and high school football players. Workign with colleagues in BME, neurosugery, and neuropsychology, they are obtaining MRI, MEG, cognitive measures, and detailed head impact data from sensors embedded within the helmets of players. He is also currently PI on an NIH/NCI U01 Quantitative Imaging Network study looking at validating arterial spin label MRI for noninvasive assessment of treatment response in advanced brain tumours.
Dr. Douglas SmithM.D.
Douglas H. Smith, MD, is the Robert A. Groff Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery and he serves as Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Smith is the Scientific Director for the Big 10/ Ivy League Collaboration on Concussion and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the US National Football League’s (NFL) the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance CARE Consortium. For research efforts, Dr. Smith is director of several multi-center research programs on concussion and TBI-induced neurodegeneration. Dr. Smith also directs an NIH training grant for brain injury. His group has established that diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a key pathological feature of concussion and that the extent of acute axonal pathology is predictive of cognitive outcome. In addition, his group has discovered mechanisms of concussion and more severe TBI that lead to progressive neurodegeneration, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. These collective efforts are represented in over 250 published scientific reports.
Katherine Price SnedakerLCSW
Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, is a brain injury professional, therapist, researcher, brain injury survivor and parent of a child with a brain injury. She is the Executive Director and Founder of PINK Concussions, a 501c3 non-profit, for female brain injury whether from sport, domestic violence/assault, accidents or military service. PINK Concussions’ mission is to drive change and innovation to develop gender-appropriate, evidence-research approaches on identification, management and support of women and girls with brain injuries.
Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Executive Director and Founder, PINK Concussions
Dr. W. Huw Williams
Huw Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University. Current projects include: Neuro-Trauma in adolescents and young adults in society and in prisons (Cape Town (South Africa) and London); Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro Disability Screening & Support in Prisons (with Do-It Profiler); processing of emotions after brain injury; Neuroimaging of Sports Concussion in Elite athletes; how to use Neuroscience to influence public policy and tax spending; Post-Concussion Syndrome in sports populations; Neuroimaging of Affective Systems underlying Personality; Anorexia and Eating Disorders in UK and India; Injury & stress in Police Officers.
He has published papers and books and held grants in a range of areas of Clinical Neuropsychology – particularly on neuro-rehabilitation and recently regarding crime. He was awarded Fellowship of the BPS in 2019 and the Barbra Wilson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
BMO Education &
Toronto Western Hospital
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Toronto, ON M5T 2R1
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