April 2022 – Neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon recently lectured at The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center & Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Research (V-SCoRe) Quarterly Lecture Series on the topics of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and TES (Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome). Dr. Maroon addressed the inherent difficulties of making the pathological diagnosis of CTE in living individuals based on symptoms and signs that are also common to many other neurological conditions. Along with Dr. Maroon was Neuropathologist, Lili-Naz Hazrati, PhD, MD, FRCPC, from the University of Toronto. Dr. Hazrati addressed some of the confusion and lack of consensus that still exists amongst neuropathologists when attempting to make the pathological diagnosis of CTE.
The name of the joint lecture was entitled, What Every Parent, Athlete, and Provider Should Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): A Neuropathologist and Clinician’s Perspective.
In Dr. Maroon’s lecture he highlights the following points:
- Personal Experience with Concussions, Media and CTE
- Positive aspects of increased Concussion Awareness
- Review of the Literature on CTE
- Results of CTE Consensus Panels on CTE
- Review the Literature on Traumatic encephalopathy
- How CTE and TES reporting affected athletes and organized
Entire lecture presentations of Both Dr. Maroon and Dr. Hazrati – HERE