Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Neurotrauma Symposium

Brookfield, WI US
September 9, 2022 to September 10, 2022

Vision: To highlight F&MCW’s Neuroscience Institute while providing education related to neurotrauma and multidisciplinary collaboration, across the continuum.

Participation Fee: $300, $100 discounted

Format: Two-day hybrid educational conference, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, exhibit hall, showcase the institute, Panel Q&A: Continuum of multidisciplinary care

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 neurotrauma care to implement evidence-based practice.

  • Acquire knowledge of the current advances in the treatment of spinal cord injury and brain injury

  • Identify the indications and benefits for utilizing a neurological center of excellence for improved neurotrauma patient outcomes.


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: 
09/09/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2022 - 12:15pm CDT

Neurotrauma Symposium Agenda


Friday, September 9th

               8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast

               9:00 – 9:10 – Welcome

               9:10 – 10:30 - Keynote Address – Time is Spine & Brain

                              Speaker – Dr. Shekar Kurpad

               10:45-11:45 – Breakout Sessions

  • Identification & Management of SCI & Brain Injury in the field

Speaker:  Dr. Tim Lenz

  • Rehabilitation and Disorders of Consciousness

Speaker: Jamie Dix, OTR & Lauren Dittburner, DPT

  • Future Directions of Neuromodulation for Functional Restoration of the Central Nervous System

Speaker: Dr. Max Krucoff

12:00-13:00 – Lunch & Vendor Fair

13:00-14:15 – Large Group Session - TBI Biomarkers:  Emerging evidence and pathway toward clinical translation

               Speaker: Dr. Michael McCrea

14:30-15:30 – Breakout Sessions

  • Imaging of the Injured Spinal Cord

Speaker: Dr. Aditya Vedantam

  • Common and New Medications used in Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavior Management

Speaker: Dr. Anjum Sayyad

  • Considerations for Care following Assaultive Trauma

Speaker: Dr. Terri DeRoon-Cassini

15:30-15:45 – Wrap Up


Saturday, Sept 10th

               8:00 – 8:30 – Breakfast

               8:30 – 9:30 – Large Group Session – Acute Care Management of Neurologic Injury

                              Speaker: Dr. Hirad Hedayat

               9:30 - 9:45 - Break

               9:45 – 10:45 – Breakout Sessions

  • Improving Systems of Care for TBI: Role of Social Determinants of Health

Speaker: Dr. Lin Nelson

  • Understanding the SCI Wean

                                     Speaker: Dr. Merle Orr, Julie Buechs RRT

  • Evaluation of Post-traumatic Dizziness

Speakers: Lexi Miles, MPT

10:45 – 11:00 - Break

11:00 – 12:00 Large Group Session – A Case Study from Injury to Functionality

               Speakers: Dr. Merle Orr, Michelle Murphy, PT, Jennifer Resterhouse OT, Angela Jolivette NP, Michelle Wesline, Sarah Cornell

               (Snacks & Coffee/Tea/Soda offered in main room upon entering for this talk)

               12:00 – 12:15 - Conclusion

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.

Julie Buechs
Respiratory Care Practitioner, RRT
Froedtert Hospital


Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD

Professor of Surgery (Trauma & Acute Care Surgery), 

Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Institute for Health and Equity

Medical College of Wisconsin 

Executive Director – Comprehensive Injury Center

Director – Trauma Psychology Program

Co-Director, Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project


Lauren Dittburner, PT, DPT
Manager, Rehabilitation Services
Froedtert Hospital


Jamie Dix, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II
Froedtert Hospital


Hirad Hedayat, MD, FAANS
Chief of Neurotrauma and Vascular Neurosciences, Surgical Director of Neuroscience ICU
Medical College of Wisconsin


Max O. Krucoff, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Co-Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School & Marquette University
Assistant Professor of Clinical & Translational Science, Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School


Shekar Kurpad, MD, PhD
Sanford J Larson Professor
Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery
Founding Director, Neuroscience Institute


Associate Professor
Division of EMS Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin


Alexia Miles, MPT
Lead Vestibular Physical Therapist
Froedtert Hospital


Lindsay Nelson, PhD, ABPP-CN
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin


Merle Orr, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin


Anjum Sayyad, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Associate Professor
Medical Director of Brain Injury Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin


Aditya Vedantam, MD
Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin


Angela Jolivette, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Medical College of Wisconsin


Michelle Murphy, MPT
Physical Therapist II
Froedtert Hospital


Jenny Resterhouse, OTR
Occupational Therapist
Froedtert Hospital


Sarah Cornell, EMT-P, MS, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Medical College of Wisconsin


Jenna Haberkorn, MS CCC-SLP
Neuroscience Institute Program Coordinator


Jennifer Hill, MA, CCRC
Program Director, Clinical Research
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin


Laura Jackson, BS, CLS(ASCP), MBA
Department Administrator, Neurosurgery and Dermatology
Executive Administrative Director, Neuroscience Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin


Katie Krahn
Program Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin


Michelle Wesline, RN
Neuroscience Institute Program Coordinator



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.




Michael McCrea

Medical College of Wisconsin 

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


Abbott Labs






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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