Current & Upcoming Projects

Disorders of Consciousness, a mini symposium: September 14th 1-4pm MT 

Organized by Varina Boerwinkle, Mark Wainwright and Michelle Schober

Our speakers will include:

  • Dr. Jose I Suarez, past NCS president
  • Nina F Schor, deputy Director NINDS
  • Beth Slomine, Pediatric Neuropsychologist JHU
  • Nino Ramirez, Director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research
  • Seattle Children’s and Erika Molteni, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London

The speakers will be followed by open discussion and question session. The objective is to bring together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of individuals to optimize and accelerate the science of recovery of consciousness and to increase awareness within the pediatric neurocritical care community of the CuringComa Campaign.  Please join us!

The GCS-Covid-Peds Study 

A multicenter, multinational cohort observational study to document prevalence and severity of neurological symptoms and outcomes among patients younger than 18 years old admitted to the hospital with confirmed or presumed COVID19

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Past Projects

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Symposium: Field to Follow-up. April 8th, 2021 

  • Hosted by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • Children are more likely than not to survive critical illness, but with a wide variety of functional outcomes. Care at any point from pre-hospital admission to post-discharge follow-up can impact these long-term outcomes. This free virtual symposium brings together multidisciplinary providers from across the entire care continuum to discuss optimizing neurocritical care as we all work together to ultimately reintegrate children back into their home, school, and communities. Use the link or QR below for registration.

Outcomes Virtual Mini-Symposium: Held February 16th 

  • Evaluating and Treating Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Building Toward Standardized Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Collaborative Research
  • featured an excellent discussion of the assessment of clinical outcomes in children recovering from critical illness.  The conference highlighted four successful program models for providing post-ICU care, and also focused on cognitive and developmental assessments in multidisciplinary post-ICU clinics. Recorded video of the conference will be available on the member page.


Practice Recommendations for Transcranial Doppler Ultrosonography

To improve consistency, optimize safety and efficacy, and provide for meaningful and reproducible results in clinical care and research, the PNCRG TCD subgroup has prepared A multidisciplinary expert consensus statement on the use of TCD in critically ill children.

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Other Projects and Research

  • Biomarkers and Quality of Life in Children with TBI
  • Use of NIRS and Neuromarkers to Predict Neurological Outcome after Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Surgery
  • CT Classification to Guide Therapeutic Intervention and Outcome Prediction in Children with Severe TBI
  • Biomarkers of Acute Brain Injury in Pediatric ECMO
  • Use of NIRS and Neuromarkers to Predict Neurological Outcome after Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Surgery
  • Rational Vasopressor Choice after Severe Pediatric TBI
  • Increasing Adherence to Pediatric Guidelines after Severe TBI
  • Early Monitoring for Seizures and Long-term Global Outcomes Following Moderate to Severe Brain Injury in Children
  • Multicenter CSF and Blood Depository
  • Risk Factors, Management and Outcomes Associated with Non-convulsive Seizures in Critically Ill Children
  • Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with Vasospasm following TBI
  • The VPICU Neurocritical Care Module: Identifying Best Clinical Practices in a Prospective Multicenter Database
  • Evoked Potentials as a Probe for Improving Information Extraction from EEG
  • ADAPT (Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric TBI)