Cardiac Arrest in Children

Lecturers: Drs. Alexis Topjian and Matthew Kirschen from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


  • Review neuroprotection following pediatric cardiac arrest
  • Discuss approaches to neuromonitoring following ischemic brain injury
  • Review approaches and timing of neuroprognostication following cardiac arrest



Fundamentals of Pediatric Stroke

Lecturer: Dr. Kristin Guilliams from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


  • Describe the relationship of cerebral blood flow with blood pressure, oxygen and carbon dioxide
  • Explain the components of cerebral oxygen metabolism
  • Define the penumbra in arterial ischemic stroke
  • List strategies to provide neuroprotection in the setting of an acute ischemic stroke



Refractory Status Epilepticus

Lecturer: Dr. James Riviello from Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine


  • Defines status epilepticus, its stages and the mechanistic definition
  • Identify the EEG pattern in status epilepticus and patterns that predict refractory status epilepticus
  • Learn to perform an appropriate diagnostic evaluation for (refractory) status epilepticus
  • Describe treatment protocols for (refractory) status epilepticus
  • Recognize NORES and FIRES



Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19 in Children

Lecturer: Dr. Michelle Schober from the University of Utah School of Medicine


  • Describe the epidemiology of COVID-19 infections in children
  • Review the neurologic manifestations and pathophysiologic hypotheses of COVID-19 infections in children and adults
  • Discuss the most recent literature from global collaborative studies on neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 infections in children
  • Review management principles of COVID-19 infections in children and adults



Spinal Cord Injury in Children

Lecturer:  Dr. Michael Fehlings from the University of Toronto


  • Review the epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in children
  • Discuss unique features of pediatric spinal cord injury
  • Review the pathophysiology of SCI
  • Discuss the cardiovascular complications of SCI
  • Discuss nonoperative management of SCI based on the application of knowledge based on pathophysiology
  • Discuss “Time is Spine” – early surgical decompression enhances neurological recovery
  • Revisit the use methylprednisolone in SCI.
  • Discuss emergent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative approaches



Delirium in Critically Ill Children

Lecturer:  Dr. Chani Traube from Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Establish the prevalence of delirium in critically ill children, and its associated morbidity
  • Define modifiable risk factors for pediatric delirium
  • Describe Analgosedation
  • Describe the changing shape of pediatric critical care
  • Discuss implications in pediatric neurocritical care



Evolution of Pediatric Neurocritical Care in India

Speakers:  Dr. M Jayashree and Dr. Arun Bansal from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh


  • Describe the burden of CNS infections, morbidity and mortality and intensive care needs in India
  • Discuss the management of neurocritically ill patients in a resource-limited setting
  • Generate research questions to address local challenges in India
  • Describe the management of acute febrile encephalopathy, increased intracranial pressure and the use of multimodal neuromonitoring in India



Pediatric Neurocritical Care Outcomes and Followup

Speakers:  Dr. Cydni Williams and Dr. Trevor Hall from Oregon Health and Science University


  • Define the Post Intensive Care Syndrome
  • Discuss different comorbidities among pediatric neurocritical care survivors
  • Review multidisciplinary approaches to optimize recovery



Skills Session: Neuroimaging of Neonatal Encephalopathy

Speaker: Dr. Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, MD, PD, EDiNR, EDiPNR, FICIS, from Texas Children’s Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine, USA


  • Become familiar with patterns of neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury on imaging
  • Collect insights in the current understanding of the “why” of these patterns
  • Be alerted about the differential diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic injury


Contemporary Approaches to Cerebral Edema (Nov 18, 2022)

Speaker: Dr. Patrick M. Kochanek, MD; from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh


  • Discuss controversies over ICP monitoring
  • Review recent ADAPT paper findings regarding TBI (osmolar therapies and CSF drainage)
  • Review new approaches in trials based on Sur 1
  • Discuss future concepts including the genetics of brain swelling