Join the U-M Concussion Center next Thursday, March 2, at 4 pm, for Dr. Lindsay Nelson’s faculty candidate research talk: Beyond “typical recovery”: Understanding the diversity of concussion/mTBI and its impact on diagnosis, management, and outcome. Dr. Nelson is an associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Neurosurgery (Division of Research) and Neurology.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a prevalent injury with diverse consequences for persons affected. Despite recent improvements in the identification and management of sport-related concussion, outside the athletic context, we have yet to identify effective treatments and integrate evidence-based medicine into routine care. This talk will review major gaps in knowledge that limit the field’s forward progress, including uncertainty about how to define and classify mTBI, limited understanding of heterogeneity in outcome, and problems with conventional clinical trial design. The talk will review active areas of research into possible subtypes of mTBI, the role of social determinants of health in mTBI outcomes, and optimal clinical trial design.
Thursday, March 2: Research Talk (4 – 5pm)
School of Kinesiology Building
830 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Also via Zoom