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Wednesday, February 6 – TBI Update: Is Dementia a Common Endpoint after TBI?

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The New York Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

TBI Update: Is Dementia a Common Endpoint after TBI?

Guest Speaker:

David X. Cifu, MD

Associate Dean of Innovation and System Integration, Herman J. Flax, MD Professor and Chair,
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Senior TBI Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Principal Investigator, Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium
U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday February 6, 2019

Board Review with Dr. Stickevers at 6:00pm
Followed by our scheduled lecture at 7:00 pm


NYU Langone Medical Center
Smilow Seminar Room
550 1st Avenue New York, NY 10016

~ Dinner will be provided ~
~Networking event with Speaker immediately after lecture~
~We will be having an open Board meeting following the network event – ALL members are welcome to sit in on our meetings ~

nyspmr - TBI UpdateAbout Our Speaker: Dr. David X. Cifu is the Senior TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs providing clinical and research expertise for VA programming related to TBI, concussion, combat injury and polytrauma.

Dr. Cifu assumed the role of Senior TBI Specialist in September 2015. Prior to this role, he served as National Director of PM&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) for VHA from 2009-2015. He also maintains an active clinical and research practice at the McGuire (Richmond, Virginia) VA Medical Center.

Dr. Cifu has been at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Health System since 1991, where he serves as Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration, Tenured Professor and Chairman of the Department of PM&R.

He has been funded on 43 federally-funded research grants for over $137 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). In his more than 25 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 550 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 225 scientific articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored or edited 34 books and book chapters. He is the Past President of the American Academy of PM&R.

Dr. Cifu serves on multiple VHA committees, including the Congressional TBI Committee, TBI Screening and Evaluation Committee, and the Dementia Steering Committee. He has served as Lead Author and Co-Chair of both the 2009 and the 2016 “VA/DoD Persistent Symptoms After Mild TBI Clinical Practice Guidelines.”

Dr. Cifu received his medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1990.

*CME credit is available for our lectures*

(To claim you your credit you must have an active NYSPMR CME account and sign-in on the day of the event)

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Jointly provided by the NYU School of Medicine and the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the NYU School of Medicine and New York Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The NYU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The NYU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:The NYU School of Medicine adheres to ACCME accreditation requirements and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In order to resolve any identified Conflicts of Interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships as well as the discussion of unlabeled or unapproved use of any drug, device or procedure by the faculty will be fully noted at the meeting.

The New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NYSPMR) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and to providing opportunities for our members for Continuing Medical Education. Our Society consists of New York State physicians practicing or interested in the field of PM&R.

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