May 13 – 15, 2016

Houston Marriott
at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030

Hotel information

Dear Conference Participants:

We are excited to announce the 4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference to be held in Houston, Texas May 13-15, 2016. The main theme of this conference is subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We hope you will find this meeting of great interest to you. This symposium has been funded by NINDS (1R13NS096789-01, P.I. Jose I. Suarez), CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, and the Integra Foundation, and endorsed by the Baylor College of Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society.

This symposium has three aims:

  • Aim 1. The primary aim of this interdisciplinary scientific symposium is to bring together scientists and physicians from diverse fields with a common interest in understanding and advancing research in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The symposium is unique in that it will provide a forum to present and discuss the latest advances in clinical study design, research tools, and research priorities in SAH as they relate to the fields of neurocritical care (NCC) and neurological intensive care unit (neuroICU) research.
  • Aim 2. To discuss the need for the design of adequate clinical studies and collection of appropriate data elements to address SAH research in NCC and neuroICU in the context of enhanced collaboration via the Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN), and other NINDS-funded research networks such as NETT, NeuroNEXT, and the Stroke Net. Specifically this conference will serve to finalize and launch the common data elements (CDE) from the Cerebral Aneurysms and SAH CDE Project co-sponsored by the NINDS and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS).
  • Aim 3. To provide a unique opportunity for trainees, junior faculty, and other scientists to interact with investigators in the fields of SAH and NCC. One of the sessions of the conference will consist of lecture presentations of the most meritorious research proposals submitted by junior faculty. In addition, travel fellowships will be available for junior faculty and trainees.

This two and a half day symposium will consist of the following scientific sessions:

  1. Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and SAH CDE Project;
  2. Special Lectures;
  3. Point and Counterpoint: Are We Doomed to Repeat Our Past Mistakes?;
  4. Clinical Study Design in SAH;
  5. Research Priorities in SAH: A Global Prospective; and
  6. Research Project Presentations and Discussions.

In addition, discussions at the end of the sessions will be organized. Attendees will be encouraged to fully participate in discussions. We will have up to 200 attendees. The limited attendance, and focused scientific sessions combined will provide an exciting forum for the exchange of ideas and will provide extensive opportunities for participation by a diverse group of scientists interested in SAH research.

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Cite the importance and opportunities for SAH research;
  2. Discuss recent scientific advances related to the assessment of outcomes and interventions that will have an impact on SAH research;
  3. Determine the future directions of SAH research; and
  4. Enhance collaborations via NCRN and other NINDS-funded research networks.

Session moderators and conference organizers will collate the information discussed throughout the meeting and prepare summary statements for publication in Neurocritical Care. In addition, we will be videotaping the entire event and the formatted videos will be posted at the website of the Neurocritical Care Society for public access.

All activities related to this conference will take place at the Marriott Houston at the Texas Medical Center (6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030).

A special room block has been set-up for attendees at the Marriott Hotel - Texas Medical Center at a discounted rate of $119 from May 12–15, 2016. If you need to make hotel reservations please call 1-800-228-9290 on or before April 18, 2016!

The conference and the Baylor College of Medicine have made arrangements for back-up child care for those conferees requesting it at the time of registration.

To register, please click here. Please hurry up to register as available spots can fill up very quickly.

Organizing Committee