1. The impact of neurotrauma on society: an international perspective.
II. BIOMECHANICS OF INJURY:
2. CNS injury biomechanics and experimental models
3. Linking impact to cellular and molecular sequelae of CNS injury: modelling in vivo complexity with in vitro simplicity
III. PATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF INJURY
4. Cellular and subcellular change evoked by diffuse traumatic brain injury – a complex web of change extending far beyond focal damage.
5. Astrologia: important mediators of traumatic brain injury.
6. Rescuing neurons and glia: is inhibition of apoptosis useful?
7. Substance P in traumatic brain injury.
8. Current concepts of cerebral oxygen transport and energy metabolism after severe traumatic brain injury.
9. Progressive damage after brain and spinal cord injury: pathomechanisms and treatment strategies.
10. Injury-induced alterations in CNS electrophysiology.
11. Traumatic injury of the spinal cord and nitric oxide.
12. Aquaporins: role in cerebral edema and brain water balance.
13. Sodium channel expression and the molecular pathophysiology of pain after SCI.
IV. NOVEL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN CNS INJURY
14. Monitoring cerebral oxygenation in traumatic brain injury.
15. Update on the treatment of spinal cord injury.
16. Cerebral contusion: a role for lesion progression.
17. Ethical implications of time frames in a randomized controlled trial in acute severe traumatic brain injury.
V. EMERGING TOPICS IN CNS TRAUMA
18. Experimental models of repetitive brain injuries.
19. Minor traumatic brain injury in sports: a review in order to prevent neurological sequelae.
20. Traumatic brain