Event Date: Feb 05, 2020
Approximately 80,000 emergency department visits per year are the result of a head injury in an adult over the age of 65. Epidemiological studies have identified increased risk for dementia in head injury patients, however there is scarce neuroimaging evidence to support this direct connection.
We will review the current brain imaging literature on concussion and mTBI and share new findings and will then discuss some of the research linking head injury to dementia and future directions.
Tom Schweizer, PhD; Director, Keenan Research Centre (interim); Director, Neuroscience Research Program Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine (Neurosurgery), University of Toronto
Dr. Schweizer’s area of interest is in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Dr. Schweizer and his group are investigating novel approaches to image processing and data analysis in functional neuroimaging, in order to improve the reliability and interpretability of fMRI findings, particularly in clinical and aging populations.
Dr. Schweizer is an Ontario Early Researcher Award holder and is supported by a New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and research awards from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Alzheimer Society of Canada and USA and other National peer-reviewed funding agencies including Canadian Institutes for Health Research.