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The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus.

May 28, 2018

The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus. A collaboration between the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, it attracted 180+ registered participants from across the state (and tri-state region). This year’s theme was Resuscitation of Severe and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Course highlights included:


  • The Keynote entitled, “Multimodality monitoring in TBI” by Ramon R. Diaz-Arrastia, Professor of Neurology and Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Center, University of Pennsylvania;
  • “Minimally invasive hematoma evacuation” by Dr. Christopher Kellner, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY; and
  • “Neurosurgical decompression in TBI” by our very own Dr. Patrick Tomak.


Participants were particularly moved (many to tears) by a discussion between Dr. David Hwang, Assistant Professor of Neurology, and one of Dr. Tomak’s TBI patients (and their family). What a remarkable conversation and outcome! We are so grateful to the patient and his family for sharing their experience and road to recovery.


We’re all looking forward to hosting the conference again next year!


The course was co-directed by:


Jessica White PA-C, Lead Physician Assistant, Neuroscience ICU

Kevin Sheth MD, Division Chief, Neurocritical Care & Emergency Neurology

Charles Matouk MD, Section Chief, Neurovascular Surgery

Submitted by Vinny Tomlinson on June 05, 2018