Note: Registration for this event is closed. Walk-ups are welcome, but seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Junge Family Champions Center

Thursday, October 25, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

There is no fee for the conference.  Lunch and refreshments provided.

Supported by the Massey Foundation, the Massey TBI Regional Conference aims to improve the outcomes of those who suffer severe traumatic brain injuries by supporting technology development, and translational and clinical research that impacts the “golden hours” of care. Through lectures, a poster session, and scientific presentations from funded Massey TBI Grand Challenge teams, we will explore the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of this critical injury.


Geoffrey T. Manley,  MD, PhD

Geoffrey T. Manley MD, PhD is the Chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is a trauma neurosurgeon with clinical interests in brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurocritical critical care.





Robert Neumar, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair, Emergency Medicine

Video Presentation

The Massey Family

Brenda Massey
President, The Joyce & Don Massey Family Foundation

TRACK-TBI: Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury | (Q&A Following)

Geoff Manley, MD, PhD
Chief of Neurosurgery, San Francisco General Hospital
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco


2018 Grand Challenge Teams ‘Rapid Round’

“Diagnostic Tool for Coagulation Abnormalities in Traumatic Brain Injury” presented by Mark Burns, PhD, T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering & Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, U-M

“Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived-Exosomes as a Neuroprotective and Neurorestorative Treatment Strategy for Traumatic Brain Injury” presented by Aaron Williams, MD, Resident, PGY-4, General Surgery, U-M

“Real-Time, Non-Invasive Brain Metabolism” presented by Oliver Kripfgans, PhD, Research Associate Professor in Radiology, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, U-M

“Noninvasive Modulation of Mitochondria for the Treatment of Secondary Phase Traumatic Brain Injury” presented by Joseph Wider, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, U-M

“A Point-of-Care Microfluidic Device for High Frequency and Real-Time Measurement of Biofluid Biomarkers” presented by Fred Korley, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M

“Intracranial Pressure Monitor Enhancement for Cerebral Hemodynamic Monitoring” presented by Kenn Oldham, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director, MCIRCC, University of Michigan, U-M

Poster Session (Note: The poster session will continue throughout the lunch hour)


“Challenges in the Management of Severe TBI: Lessons from a Recent Case” | (Q&A Following)

Craig Williamson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology, U-M

“ICU Nursing in Traumatic Brain Injury: Experiences from the Bedside” | (Q&A Following)

Carina Brake, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, Department of Neurosurgery, U-M


Grand Challenge Project Updates | (Q&A Following)

“Digital Extraventricular Drain with Integrated ICP Monitor” presented by Rodney Daniels, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Adjunct Appointment, Biomedical Engineering, U-M

“Valproic Acid in the Setting of Trauma: Major Milestones in Research” presented by Isabel Dennahy, MD, Surgical Research Fellow, U-M

“Trans-Ocular Brain Impedance: Novel Non-invasive Monitoring of the TBI Patient” presented by Hakam Tiba, MD, MS, Research Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M and Brendan McCracken, Research Laboratory Specialist, Emergency Medicine, U-M

“Severe TBI Trials in the SIREN Network: HOBIT & BOOST3” |
(Q&A Following)

William Barsan, MD, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Principal Investigator, Neurologic Emergency Treatment Trials Clinical Coordinating Center, U-M

Thanks & Adjourn

(Please note: agenda is subject to change. If necessary, changes will be reflected here.)