Neurotrauma Symposium to be Held at Montclair State, 10/13

World leaders in the field to discuss advances in the science, diagnosis, treatment and management of neurotrauma

In association with the International Conference on Behavioral Health and Traumatic Brain Injury sponsored by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Montclair State University will host a day-long Neurotrauma Symposium on Monday, October 13, 2008 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Alexander Kasser Theater. The event is open to the public and Montclair State faculty, staff and students may attend free of charge by registering online.

Focusing on the latest scientific, medical, and technical advances in the care of neurotrauma patients, the symposium features world leaders in the field of brain injury research who will review the state of the science in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They will also examine issues in research, treatment, and family and ethics in order to make recommendations to the Congress of the United States regarding the need to improve outcomes and quality of life for people coping with PTSD and TBI.

Speakers at the symposium include neurosurgeon Anthony L. D’Ambrosio, M.D., neuropsychologist, Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., and moderator, psychiatrist Lauren La Porta, M.D. Montclair State will be represented by Julian P. Keenan, Ph.D., professor and director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory who will speak on “The Brain and Denial: From Self to Self-deception.”

The symposium is part of the 2008 International Conference on Behavioral Health and Traumatic Brain Injury hosted by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center which is expected to draw more than 150 neuroscience professionals from around the world. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Defense, the National Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the National Brain Injury Research Treatment and Training Foundation, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

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