Path Grand Rounds: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinicopathologic Features and Opportunities for Future Research

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C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Washington


Date & Time

October 5, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location

UWMC, NE110 Conference Room

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Add to Calendar 10/05/2016 12:00 PM 10/05/2016 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Path Grand Rounds: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinicopathologic Features and Opportunities for Future Research Path Grand Rounds: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinicopathologic Features and Opportunities for Future Research

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Washington
Why Attend? Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinicopathologic Features and Opportunities for Future Research Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is an established neuropathologic entity that has generated renewed interest over the past decade due to reports of CTE in professional American football players, multiple recent high profile documentaries, and a major motion picture on the topic. In contrast to the general impression one gleans from the lay press, the clinical and pathologic features of CTE are not well-defined, and diagnostic criteria are rapidly evolving as a result of markedly increased interest and investment in clinical and basic science research. This presentation will be focused on presenting known, and unknown, clinical and neuropathologic features of CTE. Results from the first Consensus Conference on CTE neuropathology will be discussed, with recommendations for pathology practice-based strategies for diagnosing CTE. Areas in need of further investigation will be described, and opportunities for new knowledge will be presented. Reference PMID: 26667418   After viewing this lecture, attendees should be able to: Describe history of CTE diagnosis and pathology Describe current pathologic diagnostic criteria Identify gaps in knowledge and areas for more research
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Why Attend?

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinicopathologic Features and Opportunities for Future Research

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is an established neuropathologic entity that has generated renewed interest over the past decade due to reports of CTE in professional American football players, multiple recent high profile documentaries, and a major motion picture on the topic. In contrast to the general impression one gleans from the lay press, the clinical and pathologic features of CTE are not well-defined, and diagnostic criteria are rapidly evolving as a result of markedly increased interest and investment in clinical and basic science research. This presentation will be focused on presenting known, and unknown, clinical and neuropathologic features of CTE. Results from the first Consensus Conference on CTE neuropathology will be discussed, with recommendations for pathology practice-based strategies for diagnosing CTE. Areas in need of further investigation will be described, and opportunities for new knowledge will be presented. Reference PMID: 26667418

 

After viewing this lecture, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe history of CTE diagnosis and pathology
  2. Describe current pathologic diagnostic criteria
  3. Identify gaps in knowledge and areas for more research