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6th International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness

Posted Apr 04 2013 8:57pm
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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