Join experts from around the country as they discuss the care of children suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from EMS arrival through rehabilitation. Topics covered include: c-spine immobilization and management, impact of trauma simulation training, airway management, treatment and rehabilitation of severe pediatric TBI. The symposium was broadcast live to a virtual audience from Cincinnati, OH. The 4 hour symposium was based on speaker presentations and a faculty panel discussion. The seminar was an interactive and engaging conversation with audience questions and debate.
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Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Services, Director Trauma Services, Dr. Falcone completed his general surgery training at the University of Cincinnati and his pediatric surgical fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He subsequently went on to receive his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been on faculty at Cincinnati Children’s since 2004 and currently is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Trauma Services. He has done extensive research in the area of injury care, trauma systems and quality and safety. He is committed to improving the care of the injured child.
Dr. Couture is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Brenner Children’s Hospital of Wake Forest Baptist Health. His research interests include adult and pediatric brain and spinal cord injury in addition to other pediatric neurosurgical conditions.
Dr. Johnson is an attending staff physician within the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include pediatric asthma and trauma.
Dr. Jennifer Kaplan is pediatric intensivist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. Her research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms involved in pediatric sepsis. Dr. Kaplan’s clinical interests include pediatric trauma and sepsis.
Associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital, in Akron, OH. Currently Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and a Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Ponsky attended Medical School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.
Dr. Schwartz is an attending staff physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Division of Emergency Medicine. He is the Cincinnati Fire Department’s Pediatric Medical Director, the Medical Director of CCHMC Burnet Campus Emergency Department, CCHMC Medical Director of STATline, and Medical Director of Cincinnati Children’s Critical Care Transport Team.
Professor of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Aaron W. Perlman Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Residency Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Dr. Brown is the Associate Director of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is Director and Co-Founder of the Buckle Up for Life program, a community-based motor vehicle injury prevention program addressing disparities in the Hispanic and African-American communities which is funded through a grant from Toyota. Her research interests lie in trauma and injury prevention.
Dr. P. David Adelson is the Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Diane and Bruce Halle Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurosciences in Phoenix, AZ and the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery/ Children’s Neurosciences at Phoenix Children's Hospital. His research interests lie in pediatric neural injury, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve, in particular the acute clinical management of pediatric TBI as well as in the areas of neural recovery and plasticity of the developing brain following injury with active basic science laboratory as well as clinical research programs, including the NIH Funded Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Consortium through both Phase II and Phase III clinical trials on hypothermia following severe traumatic brain injury in children.
Dr. Kerrey is an Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Assistant Medical Director/Director of Research at the Center for Simulation and Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research interests are in emergency airway management, quality improvement, and simulation-based research for systems integration and non-technical skills.
Dr. Vavilala is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and the Director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC). She has been the Principal Investigator of a number of federally funded grants in the area of injury funded by the National Institutes of Health and other major organizations, pertaining to trauma care, trauma outcomes and acute resuscitation. Her research focuses on acute care trauma resuscitation of adults and children.
Dr. Piatt is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Nemours / A I duPont Hospital for Children, a Level 1 Trauma Center. His research interests lie in the epidemiology of trauma, hydrocephalus and other pediatric neurosurgical conditions.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.