Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Neurotrauma Symposium

Brookfield, WI US
September 8, 2023 to September 9, 2023

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Neurotrauma Symposium: Research
Transforming Care

Our goal is to highlight Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Neurotrauma Services
while providing education related to neurotrauma and multidisciplinary collaboration across
the continuum.

The speaker line-up includes clinicians and researchers from various disciplines covering
topics such as:
• new drug interventions for TBI
• physiological underpinnings of breathing in SCI
• translational research fundamentals
• biomarkers used to predict brain injury
• best practices in clinical management of neurotrauma
• diversity and equity in biomechanical research of car accidents
• updates on neurogenic bowel and bladder care
• implementation science in TBI systems of care
• updates in the biomechanics of car crashes
• nutrition in TBI care
• communication across a multidisciplinary team
• 414 Life program and hospital related outcomes



Target Audience

Wisconsin/Northern Illinois: Physicians, Surgeons, APPs, Therapists, RNs, Researchers, Case Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, EMS, medical and graduate students

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • identify new approaches to evidence-based treatment and will implement these into their care of Neurotrauma patients
  • evaluate both basic and clinical research findings and will be able to associate findings with innovations in Neurotrauma care and management
  • understand the current public safety crisis related to gun and road violence, and apply this knowledge to better support patients with neurotrauma stemming from these incidents
Additional information


Katie Krahn
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7306
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/08/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/09/2023 - 12:15pm CDT

Neurotrauma Symposium 2023 Agenda


Friday, September 8th

8:00-9:00             Breakfast

9:00-9:10            Welcome

9:10-10:30          Keynote Address:

Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Therapy and New Horizons

                              Daniel Lazkowitz, MD, MHS

                              Connect AB West              

10:45-11:45        Breakout Sessions

  • SCI Breathing

Kajana Satkunendrarajah, Ph.D.

Connect C-1

  • Translating the Research Process

Jennifer Hill, MA, CCRC & Sarah Young, MS, CCRC

Connect C-2

  • On the Frontlines: Bridging Neurotrauma Research with Prehospital Protocols         

Ben Weston, MD, MPH & Eli Dahlstrom MD

Connect C-3

12:00-13:00        Lunch, Vendor, and Poster Fair

13:00-14:15        TBD - Neurotrauma

                             Hirad Hedayat, MD

                             Connect AB West

14:30-15:30             Breakout Sessions

  • Equity in Car Crashes

Susan Cronn, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC

Connect C-1

  • Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder – Clinical Pearls of Wisdom

Melissa Paulson-Conger, DNP, RN, APNP, CNS-BC

Connect C-2

  • Using Patient Feedback to Improve TBI Systems of Care: Updates from our Ongoing AHW-Funded Collaborative Project

Lin Nelson, Ph.D., ABPP

Connect C-3

15:45-17:45        Networking Reception & Happy Hour

Saturday, Sept 9th

               8:00-8:30             Breakfast

               8:30-9:30             Anatomy of a Car Crash

  Frank Pintar, PhD            

  Connect AB West

               9:45-10:45           Breakout Sessions

  • Gut-Brain-Axis (GBA)

Dr. Anjum Sayyad, MD, MBA, FAAPMR

Connect C-1

  • Bridging the Gap in SCI Care and Communication

Angela Jolivette, APNP

Connect C-2

  • Results of 414-Life Evaluation with Focus on Hospital-Related Outcomes

Amber Brandolino, Aisha Rent, and Jessica Butler

Connect C-3

11:00-12:00        TBI Patient Panel Featuring Rob Martin

Rob Martin – Patient

Anjum Sayyad, MD – Physiatrist

Andrea Goetz, OT – Occupational Therapist

Christopher Clapper, RN – Registered Nurse

Heidi Miranda, MS, CCLS – Child Life Specialist

                                             Connect AB West

               12:00-12:15        Closing Remarks/Evaluation

                                             Connect AB West


Brookfield Conference Center
325 South Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States
+1 (262) 789-0220

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Katie Krahn

Program Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Jennifer Hill, MA, CCRC

Program Director II, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Jenna Haberkorn, MS, CCC-SLP

Neuroscience Institute Program Coordinator – Brain Injury, Concussion, Headache and Neuromuscular Programs, Froedtert Hospital

Michelle Wesline

Neuroscience Institute Program Coordinator- Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, and Special Senses Programs

Froedtert Hospital

Sarah Cornell

Clinical Research Coordinator III, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Laura Jackson

Department Administrator, Neurosurgery and Dermatology, MCW

Megan Bellman

Manager NP/PA, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Stephanie Christian-Lobley, NP

Nurse Practitioner Surgical, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Aimee Wozniak

Physical Therapist, Froedtert Hospital 

Mike McCrea, PhD, ABPP

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD Chair in Neurosurgery

Professor and Vice Chair of Research

Co-Director, Center for Neurotrauma Research (CNTR), Department of Neurosurgery

Director, Clinical Trials Office (CTO), Neuroscience Institute


Daniel Laskowitz, MD, MHS

Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology,

Professor of Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology & Neurobiology

Director, DCRI Neuroscience Medicine

Duke University

Kajana Satkunendrarajah, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Ben Weston, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, MCW

Hirad Hedayat, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Susan Cronn, RN

Registered Nurse, Department of Trauma and Critical Care, MCW

Melissa Paulson-Conger DNP, RN, APNP, CNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Froedtert Bluemound Rehabilitation Hospital

Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Frank Pintar, PhD

Chair, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, MCW

Anjum Sayyad, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Angela Jolivette, NP

Nurse Practitioner. Department of Neurosurgery, MCW

Kaylin Campbell, MA

Data Analyst Coordinator

Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics

Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW

Leilani Lopez-Blasini, MS

Data Manager, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW

Carissa Tomas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Health and Equity, MCW

Amber Brandolino, MS

Program Evaluation Manager, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW

Rob Martin

Former patient speaking on panel

Andrea Goetz

Occupational Therapist, Froedtert Hospital 

Christopher Clapper, BSN

Staff nurse, Froedtert Hospital

Heidi Miranda MS, CCLS

Certified Child Life Specialist

Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care, Froedtert Hospital

Jessica Butler

Program Operations Manager, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW

Aisha Rent

Hospital Responder, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW



The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.




Daniel Laskowitz

Aegis CN, LLC

Ownership Interest Executive 




ACCME Accreditation Statement: 

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement: 

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals: 

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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