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Symposium Agenda

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004
Phoenix Room at the Keeneland Clubhouse

7:15 - 8:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Edward D. Hall, Ph.D., Director, UK Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center

SESSION 1: SCI AND TBI CLINICAL DRUG TRIALS
Edward Hall, Ph.D., Session Chair

8:10 - 9:05 a.m.

Michael Bracken, Ph.D, Yale University
Clinical Trials in SCI: Why are we not doing more?

9:05 - 10:00 a.m.

Raj Narayan, M.D., University of Cincinnati
Clinical Trials in TBI

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

SESSION 2: CNS INJURY BIOMARKERS
James Geddes, Ph.D., Session Chair

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ronald Hayes, Ph.D., University of Florida
Development of non-invasive biochemical markers of acute brain injury.

11:15 - 12:00 noon

Frank Zemlan, Ph.D.. University of Cincinnati
C-tau biomarker of spinal cord and traumatic brain injury: translational studies.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH (1st Floor, Keeneland Clubhouse)

SESSION 3: THE ROLE OF MITOCHONDRIA IN NEURONAL INJURY
Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., Session Chair

1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Gary Fiskum, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Mitochondrial mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection in ischemic and traumatic brain injury.

2:20 - 3:10 p.m.

Tadeusz Wieloch, Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden
The role of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins in brain injury.

3:10 - 3:45 p.m.

Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Neuroprotective potential for mild mitochondrial uncoupling in CNS injury.

SESSION 4

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION (Phoenix Room)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

DINNER (First Floor, Keeneland Clubhouse)

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2004
Phoenix Room - Keeneland Clubhouse

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

SESSION 5: CLINICAL ASPECTS AND NEUROBIOLOGY OF AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN SCI PATIENTS
Alexander Rabchevsky, Ph.D., Session Chair

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Lawrence Schramm, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Neurobiological studies on the mechanisms of hypertensive crises after spinal cord injury.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Andrei Krassioukov, M.D., Ph.D., ICORD and University of British Columbia
Does a neurologically complete spinal cord injury also mean a complete injury to the autonomic pathways in human?

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Christopher Mathias, DPhil DSc FRCP FMedSci, Imperial College London at St. Mary’s Hospital and University College London, UK
Evidence based therapy of autonomic malfunction in spinal cord injuries.

11:15 - 12:00 a.m.

William (Chet) deGroat, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Reorganization of visceral reflex pathways following spinal cord injury.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH (Clubhouse Lawn)

SESSION 6: AXON GUIDANCE MECHANISMS AND THE TRANSPLANTATION OF OLFACTORY ENSHEATHING CELLS IN SCI
George Smith, Ph.D. and Diane Snow, Ph.D., Session Chairs

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Geoffrey Raisman, MD, Ph.D., National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
Repair of spinal cord injury by transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells.

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Jane Roskams, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Olfactory ensheathing cells and CNS repair: myth or reality?

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

BREAK

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Paul Letourneau, Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Guidance mechanisms of axonal growth cones.

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Jerry Silver, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Regeneration beyond the glial scar.