CBI Research Day

Join researchers, clinicians, and trainees to share, discuss, and connect at the annual CBI Research Day. This flagship scientific event for brain injury research features invited and local speakers, poster presentations, and updates on program and pilot projects. We invite all Ohio State faculty, staff, and students to attend. CME credits are available.

CBI Research Day | March 10, 2021

KEYNOTE: Amy K. Wagner, MD

ENDOWED CHAIR FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Rehabilomics Research: Towards a Precision Medicine Approach to Optimizing Function after Acquired Brain Injury

Dr. Wagner's research program uses biomarkers as tools for developing and optimizing personalized treatments and outcomes for individuals with disability, particularly with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and with cardiac arrest. Dr. Wagner's research focus includes the TBI Rehabilomics Research Model, identifying biomarkers relevant for assessing pathology and prognosis as well as for assessing clinical risk and use in clinical decision making.

SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTINE MAC DONALD, PHD

ENDOWED CHAIR & PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGIC SURGERY
RESEARCH DIRECTOR, THE SPORTS INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Combat-related Concussion: Understanding trajectories of long-term clinical and neuroimaging outcome

Dr. Mac Donald's research is focused on advanced MRI methods and the application of these imaging methods to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurodegenerative disease. Her current research includes advanced neuroimaging evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury in the US military, severe brain injury in adult civilians, and the distribution of brain injury in children with particular emphasis on comorbid mental health conditions following concussion.

SPOTLIGHT: CARRIE LYNN ESOPENKO, PHD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF REHABILITATION & MOVEMENT SCIENCES
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Examining the Brain and Behavioral Effects of IPV-related Head Trauma

Dr. Esopenko is the Principal Investigator the for Rutgers University New Brunswick's involvement in the Big Ten/Ivy League TBI Epidemiology Study Consortium. Additionally, she one of two Big 10 PIs on the Study Advisory Committee for the Big 10/Ivy League Epidemiology Study and a Board Member on the Ivy League/Big 10 TBI Collaboration. Dr. Esopenko is also the lead investigator for the am a member of Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium IPV working group, co-lead investigator for the ENIGMA COVID-19 working group, and member of the Brain Injury and Sports-Related Concussion working groups.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

CBI RESEARCH DAY 2021 SCHEDULE
MARCH 10, 2021, 8:00AM-4:15PM

08:00AM-08:30AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

08:30AM-10:15AM SPOTLIGHT TALKS

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10:30AM-11:00AM DATA BLITZ

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11:15AM-12:15PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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01:00PM-02:00PM RESEARCH PITCHES

02:00PM-04:00PM POSTER SESSION & SOCIALS

04:00PM-04:15PM CLOSING REMARKS

This year's conference will be entirely virtual, and will use two web conferencing tools. All conference activities except the poster session will use Zoom webinars and meetings.

Aside from our invited speakers, we will select a number of presenters from the abstract pool to give short Spotlights (n=3, 8 minutes each) and Data Blitz talks (n=8, 3 minutes each).

Research pitches will feature invited CBI affiliates and colleagues from partner institutions to present ideas for new lines of interdisciplinary research and collaborative projects.

The poster session will use Gather, an interactive platform that combines video conferencing, file sharing for PDF posters and discussion socials, and 8-bit gaming. We hope to make this a fun and immersive experience. Through this set up, posters will be live judged, and discussion sessions can be held ad-hoc in a variety of locations.

Links will be uploaded and distributed closer to the conference.

REGISTER TO ATTEND by March 1, 2021

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR TALKS by February 15, 2021

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR POSTERS by February 24, 2021

Details coming soon!