Traumatic Brain Injury 2018

Course Date: March 9, 2018

Total: 5h 22min

Welcome and Introduction

Physiatrist Perspective 

  • the scope of physiatry
  • physiatry: diagnosis and treatment of brain injury cases
  • life in the clinic trenches

Dr. Derry Dance — GF Strong Rehab Centre, Acquired Brain Injury Program, Vancouver
Marc Kazimirski — KazLaw Injury Lawyers, Vancouver

Psychiatrist Perspective 

  • psychiatric approach to brain injury
  • how a psychiatric assessment can complete the picture
  • best practices and practice pitfalls

Todd Tomita, MD, FRCPC — Forensic Psychiatrist, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of BC Vancouver
Sandra M. Katalinic — Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP, Vancouver


Neuro-Psychologist Perspective 

  • what is neuro-psych assessment
  • what the assessment can and cannot achieve
  • best practices and pitfalls

Robert C. Brun, QC Harris & Brun Law Corporation
Dr. James Schmidt
— Schmidt Trentadue & Associates, Langley 

Networking Lunch

Neurosurgeon Perspective

  • brain basics
  • trauma
  • indicators for surgical intervention

Morgyn Chandler — Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, Vancouver
Dr. Navraj S. Heran
 — Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of BC, New Westminster


Neuro-Radiologist Perspective 

  • a primer on radiology — how it works
  • CT v. MRI
  • what is not known (as important)

Dr. Manraj Heran — Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver
Susan RowedHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Putting Humpty Together Again: TBI Practice Panel 

  • managing a multi-disciplinary assessment
  • managing a TBI case at trial
  • best practices and pitfalls to avoid

Moderator: Robert C. Brun, QC — Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Closing Remarks