Visit the symposium @ http://www.nicis.fr
www.nicis.fr/registration Deadline for early-bird registration: May 17th, 2019
The 2019 edition of the Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium will be held on June 20 and June 21, 2019 at the Institut Pasteur-Paris.
NICIS-Europe 2019 builds on the success of previous editions, which were devoted to “The Neurosciences of critical illness and acute CNS infection” (2018); « Critical illness: Ageing, frailty and resilience » (2017), « Neuro-inflammation in Critical illness: From brain signalling to brain insult » (2016), « Neuroscience of repair, regeneration and recovery from critical illness » (2015), and « Neurobiology of stress » (2014).
Prognostication of the neurological outcome of primary brain injured patients is a major challenge for the intensivist, raising both medical and ethical issues. Advances in Neurosciences allow us to better predict the recovery of arousal or consciousness in post-anoxic or traumatic brain injury patients. Despite these advances, prediction models continue to have limited accuracy, possibly contributing to flawed medical decision-making and suffering of families and caregivers. Moreover, medical decision-making may be influenced a range of societal and cognitive biases. Finally, prediction need to integrate therapeutic interventions to gain in discriminative value.