Nathan Zasler, MD
Speaker at 2015 NABIS Conference on Brain Injury
Session Title 1: Poat Traumatic Headache Assessment: Caveats on the history and physical exam
1. Delineate the pre-injury, injury and post-injury aspects of the PTHA history
2. Understand the importance of edifying pre-injury headache complaints and family history of same
3. Review the recommended physical assessment strategies for examining a patient with PTHA including inspection, auscultation, palpation and special maneuvers (i.e. ligamentous laxity testing)
4. Delineate the relevant neurological examination details in PTHA assessment.
Summary: This session will explore some of the myriad challenges facing clinicians assessing PTHA including details of how to take a PTHA history and how to do the “hands-on” physical and neurological assessment of a patient with PTHA.
Session Title 2: Case Study - Mild TBI
1. To understand relevant biologic and psychological factors in the diagnosis and treatment of mild TBI.
2. To understand the neurobiologic presently mechanisms presently known regarding mild TBI and their relevance to treatment and outcomes.
3. To discuss different etiologies and types of complicated mild TBI and how this relates to a focused approach to neurodiagnosis and treament.
A case presentation format will be utilized to discuss mild TBI related to differing etiologies and mechanisms of injury. This will include but not be limited to sports, falls, MVA, and repetitive blast exposure. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the important issues of neurodiagnosis, treatment, and followup necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.
Current Company Affiliation: CCCV Ltd / TOLS, Inc.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Nathan Zasler is CEO & Medical Director for Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd., as well as CEO & Medical Director for Tree of Life Services, Inc. Dr. Zasler is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and fellowship trained in brain injury. He is an affiliate professor at the VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, VA, and an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Zasler has published and lectured extensively on TBI related neuromedical issues. He is active in numerous organizations dealing with ABI. He has edited six textbooks and serves on numerous journal editorial boards and is co-editor of two peer reviewed international scientific journals: “Brain Injury” and “NeuroRehabilitation.”