2nd Annual Chicago Neurotrauma Symposium: Penetrating Brain Injury - Establishing Priorities

Chicago, IL US
September 20, 2024 to September 21, 2024
Join us for an exhilarating journey through the latest updates in penetrating brain injury care!
Join us to take your approach to traumatic brain injury (TBI) management to the next level. This symposium will bridge critical knowledge gaps, empowering you with the latest guidelines and insights essential for delivering top-tier patient care. By immersing yourself in this vital topic, you'll gain invaluable expertise that directly translates into improved patient outcomes, particularly in cases of severe TBI. Our focus on patient-centered outcomes ensures that every discussion and discovery is rooted in real-world impact.
Your time at the symposium will also help drive innovation and forge meaningful collaborations. Through dynamic presentations and interactive case discussions, you'll lay the groundwork for transformative advancements in the field.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join forces with fellow clinicians, educators, and researchers in shaping the future of trauma care. Register now and be at the forefront of revolutionizing brain trauma management!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for a multidisciplinary cohort of clinicians, clinical research methodologists, and community members committed to filling the gaps in firearm-inflicted brain injury (FIBI) management.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the most recent guidelines in PBI management;
  • Identify key knowledge gaps in FIBI and avenues for further research;
  • State high-priority clinical questions about FIBI necessitating further investigation;
  • Outline an effective multidisciplinary approach for the acute resuscitation and management of individuals affected by FIBI, incorporating insights from multiple medical specialties;
  • Appraise available options for acute neurosurgical and neurocritical care interventions to optimize neurological outcomes for patients with FIBI integrating evidence-based practices and patient-centered approaches;
  • Evaluate various research methodologies for investigating FIBI, considering their effectiveness and the unique challenges of this injury type.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Neurotrauma Symposium Support
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.50 Participation
Event starts: 
09/20/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/21/2024 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Learners can attend this activity in person or virtually. For questions about the program, contact Antoine Curtis via e-mail.

The David Rubenstein Forum combines a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. The Rubenstein Forum’s ten-story tower features vibrant and distinct “neighborhoods.” The Rubenstein Forum’s unique position on the Midway allows for expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The City View Room on the 10th floor offers a strong visual connection between the university and the city, and it is an exquisite setting for hosting spectacular special events.
Lodging & Parking
During the symposium, you can stay at various area hotels. Below you will find some of the options available to you. For information on where to park at the David Rubenstein Forum, please visit their website.
The Study at the University of Chicago 
1227 E 60th Street | Chicago, IL 60637
Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
5225 S. Harper Avenue | Chicago, IL 60615
SOPHY® Hyde Park
1411 East 53rd Street | Chicago, IL 60615 
Best Western Plus Hyde Park Chicago Hotel
4900 S Lakeshore Drive | Chicago, IL 60615
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Neurotrauma Symposium Support via email at neurotrauma@uchicagomedicine.org.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Paramita Das, MD, MS
  Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  Director of Trauma Neurosurgery


  Fernando Goldenberg, MD
  Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
  Director of Neuroscience Critical Care
  Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

  Christos Lazaridis, MD
  Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
  Director of Neurocritical Care Research

  Ali Mansour, MD, MS
  Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery"
  Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program

  Susan Rowell, MD, MBA, MCR
  Professor of Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
  Co-Director, Adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference ends. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

This symposium offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company's products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision-makers in neurotrauma. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
We are pleased to provide opportunities for organizations to advertise their products and services to symposium participants. Whether you are connecting with physicians during scheduled breaks or gaining brand recognition for your company through program acknowledgments, your message will reach physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Download the prospectus PDF icon here or contact Neurotrauma Symposium Support at neurotrauma@uchicagomedicine.org or 773-702-5817. We hope to see you there!

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Early registration pricing ends September 6, 2024.
Profession Type
Early Registration Fee
(In Person or Virtual)
Discount Code
Regular Fee
(In Person or Virtual)
Other Healthcare Professionals$100NSEB24$250
Administrative Professional$165NSAP24$295
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $75 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by August 23, 2024. No refunds will be made after August 23, 2024.
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