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Head Injury Conference


Mr. Donncha O'Brien and Prof. Jack Phillips will co chair a Head Injury Conference on Saturday, November 8th 2014 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8


Mr. Donncha O'Brien



                                                                Head Injury Conference Programme

08.00 Registration
08.25 Indications, techniques and outcomes of decompressive craniotomy
Mr Stephen McNally, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital.
08.45 Management of the complicated airway
Dr. Michael Moore, Consultant Anaesthetist, Beaumont Hospital,
09.10 Appraisal and treatment of craniofacial injuries
Mr. Padraig O'Ceallaigh, Consultant Craniofacial Surgeon, Beaumont and St James' Hospital
09.35 ICP waveform analysis, ph sampling in the brain, SjO2 saturation and multi modality monitoring including PET and doppler in head injured patients
Mr Kieron Sweeney, Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
10.00 Modes of ventilation, control of refractory ICP and treatment of sepsis in head injured patents-
Dr James O'Rourke, Consultant Anaesthetist, Beaumont Hospital
10.25 Questions
                                                        10.35      Tea and Coffee
11.00 Resuscitation of Paediatric Patients
Dr Margaret Bourke, Consultant Anaesthetist, Beaumont and Crumlin Hospitals
11.25 Paediatric Head Injury
Mr Darach Crimmins, Consultant Neurosurgeon Beaumont and Temple Street Hospitals
11.50     Fluid management and Sedation Issues in Head Injured Patients
Dr Rory Dwyer, Consultant Anaesthetist, Beaumont Hospital,
12.15 New developments in head injury management
Mr Chris Pidgeon, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont hospital
12.45 Questions
                                                              12.55     Lunch
13.30 Overview of treatment algorithms and CT Interpretation
Mr Donncha O'Brien, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital
13.55 Common Spine fractures associated with head injury,
Mr David O'Brien, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital
14.20 Neuropsychological effects of head injury
Dr Niall Pender, Principal Neuropsychologist Beaumont hospital
14.45 Post traumatic Epilepsy, Seizures/ Status Epilepticus in ICU
Prof Norman Delanty, Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont hospital
15.10 Arterial dissections/ traumatic aneurysm formation associated with head injury and their management
Mr Steven Young, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital
15.35 Questions
16.00 Close

Directions to the Venue

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is located in Dublin city centre at the crossroads of Golden and Chancery lanes and near to Dublin Castle.
Please click the link to follow to view a map and directions Radisson Blu Royal Directions
Car parking is available at the hotel at a charge of €2.95 per hour or €10 per day

Continuing Professional Development


To register for the meeting please email with your name, position, institution, email, contact telephone advising if you have any dietary restrictions

Sponsor Acknowledgement

The meeting is kindly sponsored by De Puy Synthes

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