Brain Injury Experts Hold Symposium Sponsored by SNMMI Clinical Trials Network

May 8, 2017

Experts in traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy gathered in Dallas, Texas, on May 6-7 for the Brain SAFTIE (Scanning to Assess For Traumatic Injury and Encephalopathy) Symposium. The participating physicians and scientists gave presentations on the current state of research in the field, identified gaps in existing knowledge, and discussed ways to address these gaps moving forward.

The symposium was organized by SNMMI’s Clinical Trials Network and supported by Nucleus Bio.

**Julian E. Bailes, MD, will make a special announcement on the new SAFTIE Study at the SNMMI Annual Meeting Opening Plenary on June 11 in Denver, Colorado.**

The symposium was chaired by Michael Graham, MD, PhD, FSNMMI, co-chair of SNMMI’s Clinical Trials Network, and currently at the University of Iowa.

 left to right: Jonathan J. Ratcliff, Michael Savage, C. Dirk Keene, Dan P. Perl, Julian E. Bailes

Participants included:

Julian E. Bailes, MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Jorge R, Barrio, PhD, The David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Paul K. Crane, MD MPH, University of Washington Medicine

Donna J. Cross, PhD, University of Utah

Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mihika Gangolli, PhD Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis

Peter Herscovitch, M.D., FACP, FRCPC, FSNMMI, National Institutes of Health

Denise Jeffers, BSPharm, RPh, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD, University of Washington Medicine

Dawn Matthews, MS, MBA, ADM Diagnostics LLC

Ann McKee, MD, Boston University

Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, University of Utah

James Mountz, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Pratik Mukherjee MD, PhD, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Daniel P. Perl, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Elaine Peskind, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Jonathan J. Ratcliff, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine

Michael J. Savage, Nucleus Bio LLC

John Sunderland, PhD, MBA, University of Iowa

Christopher Vaughan, PsyD, Montgomery County Outpatient Center, Rockville, Md.

Michael Weiner, MD, University of California, San Francisco