PROGRAM BACKGROUND                     

7:30 � 8:00


Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall (Room # 100)


8:00 ­� 8:30

Introductory Remarks

Welcome and Overview, an Introduction from the Academic Perspective
     Sol Diamond

Introduction to Polytrauma, Introduction from the Civilian Medical Perspective

     Joseph Rosen

Introduction from The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

     Todd Dombrowski

Introduction from the Military Medical Perspective

     Steve Xenakis


8:30 � 10:00

Blast Mechanism, Injuries and Treatment

     Panel Moderator:  Joseph Rosen, Todd Dombrowski

8:30 � 8:45

Blast Physics and Individual Injury
     Raul Radovitsky

8:45 � 9:00

Injury to a Population

     Jim Geiling

9:00 � 9:15

Understanding the Adversary

     Gene Santos

9:15 � 9:30

Limb Injury and Salvage

     Todd Burdette

9:30 � 10:00



10:00 � 12:00

Understanding the Brain, Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Panel Moderator:  Sol Diamond


10:00 � 11:15

Understanding the Brain

10:00 � 10:15

Brain Army Medical Perspective
     David Moore

10:15 � 10:30

Medical Imaging Frontiers

     Keith Paulsen

10:30 � 10:45

Brain Circuits or Imaging Analysis Frontiers

     Richard Granger

10:45 � 11:15

Understanding The Brain - The Emotion Machine

     Marvin Minsky


11:15 � 12:00


11:15 � 11:25

Neuropsychological Assessment
     Edward Heck

11:25 - 11:40


     Tom McAllister

11:40 � 12:00


     Matt Friedman

12:00 � 1:00

Lunch Provided by Stryker


1:00 � 2:30

Translation of Research into Practice

     Panel Moderator: Charles Hutchinson

     Featuring:  John Collier, Harry Stephanou , Jay Vacanti


2:30 � 4:30

Exhibits � Products to aid the wounded warfighters


5:00 � 6:30

Dinner will be provided for invited speakers, exhibitors, & honored guests


6:30 � 8:00

Evening Session

     Panel Moderators: Joseph Rosen, Sol Diamond

     Featuring:  Dr. Warren Breidenback, MD; Col. Todd Dombrowski, MD;
     Dr. C. Everett Koop, MD;  Dr. Peg Giannini, MD;  BG Steve Xenakis, MD






Sol Diamond, PhD
Thayer School of Engineering

Joseph Rosen, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Thayer School of Engineering

Guest Speakers:

Warren Breidenback, MD
Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY

John Collier, PhD
Thayer School of Engineering

LTC Todd Dombrowski, D.O., M.D.
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

Jim Geiling, MD
White River Junction Veterans Affairs

Margaret Giannini, MD, FAAP
Director of the Health and Human Service Office on Disability

Richard Granger, PhD
Dartmouth College

Charles Hutchinson, PhD
Thayer School of Engineering

C. E. Koop, MD
Former Surgeon General of the United States

Tom McAllister, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Marvin Minsky, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keith Paulsen, PhD
Thayer School of Engineering

Raul Radovitzsky, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gene Santos, PhD
Thayer School of Engineering

Joseph Vacanti, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Steve Xenakis, MD
Brigadier General (Ret), United States Army
Joint Chiefs of Staff



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