Neurocritical Care

In the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at St. George Hospital, with the support of the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, the University of New South Wales and a Special Ministerial Equipment Grant (Hon. Jillian Skinner, MP), we have established a Thermoregulation Research Program on Brain Injury, which has recently been augmented by the purchase of Advanced Neuromonitoring Equipment.

This Symposium has been organised to bring together an outstanding faculty of international experts to interact synergistically with a local audience to focus on key areas of clinical management and related research to understand present challenges and look to the possibilities of the future; we would encourage all members of the academic community, and the multidisciplinary teams that are involved in the care of patients with acute brain injury, to attend and contribute.

Brain injury as a result of trauma or vascular lesions is a common reason for admission to critical care. Mortality rates are high and disability is common in survivors. Brain injury is complex and challenging for individuals, their families and the health care system. Clinical management has improved over time, but there are still areas of uncertainty.

The Symposium will focus on 4 key areas:
1. A critical appraisal of current evidence that underpins management.
2. The possibilities for improving patient care through the use of recent technological innovations (brain tissue oxygenation, cerebral micro dialysis and advanced imaging techniques).
3. Our keynote speaker (Professor David Menon) will deliver a lunch time Plenary Lecture on disorders of consciousness
4. A panel discussion with audience participation on temperature control and brain recovery

Neurocritical Care Symposium 2016

Date: Monday 6 June 2016

Time: 8.30am – 4pm

Where: St.George Bank Auditorium, 4-16 Montgomery St Kogarah

International Guest Speakers:

  • Professor David Menon (Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK).
  • Professor Simon Finfer (Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney).
  • Professor John Myburgh (St George Hospital, University of New South Wales).
  • Dr Virginia Newcombe (The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne & University of Cambridge, UK).

Convenors: Dr Manoj Saxena & Dr Andrew Cheng

Registrations are free & essential, for last minute registrations please email SSMRF at or call 02 9098 4040.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided, so please indicate any dietary requirements when booking.

Please click here for the final agenda


If you have any questions about this event, please contact SSMRF on 02 9098 4040 or email

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