Thursday, April 4, 2013

6th International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

The 6th International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness will be held, in Havana, Cuba, on December 3-6, 2013.  There are two main themes:


BRAIN DEATH

  • Conceptual approach to human death
  • BD criteria in different countries
  • Ancillary tests in BD
  • Autonomic nervous system assessment in BD
  • BD in childhood
  • Anencephalic infants
  • End-of-life dilemmas: terminal patient, euthanasia, assisted suicide, etc.
  • Legal considerations surrounding BD and related states
  • Philosophical, theological, sociological, historical and cultural considerations of human death
  • Organ transplantation

DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

  • Pathophysiological mechanisms of consciousness generation
  • Coma, persistent vegetative state (PVS), minimally conscious state (MCS), and other DOC
  • Clinical diagnosis of DOC
  • Neuroimaging techniques for assessing DOC
  • Neurophysiologic tests for assessing DOC
  • Autonomic nervous system assessment of DOC
  • Neurorehabilitation of DOC
  • Neuroprotection and Neuromonitoring of DOC
  • New trends in cardio-pulmonar-cerebral resuscitation


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