September 10 - Psych Grand Rounds

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 2021-2022

originally recorded on September 10, 2021

Martin Monti, Ph.D., Professor, University of California Los Angeles

"Good Vibrations: Low intensity focused ultrasound in disorders of consciousness after severe brain injury"

Watch on-demand for CME Credit

Watch on-demand for APA and General CEU Credit

Join us as we host Dr. Martin Monti, Professor, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Psychology as he introduces disorders of consciousness, including coma, the vegetative state, and the minimally conscious state and briefly overview data supporting the role of thalamus in recovery following severe brain injury. Dr. Monti will then provide an overview the technology of transcranial ultrasound as a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique. Additionally, he will present data from a "first-in-man" clinical trial in acute and chronic disorders of consciousness patients.

Dr. Monti is currently a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurosurgery at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, in 2011, he received his doctorate in Psychology and Neurosciences at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA), and spent three years as a Career Development Fellow at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. His research is mainly centered on the neural basis of consciousness. In particular, Dr. Monti’s research focuses on the mechanisms that accompany loss and recovery of consciousness in patients who, after severe brain injury, enter a Coma, Vegetative State, or Minimally Conscious State. Dr. Monti’s research has been featured in a number of prestigious international journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, Annals of Neurology, and Brain, among others, and has often been featured in popular media outlets, including both television (e.g., CNN, BBC, CBS) and print (e.g., Time Magazine, LA Times, Technology Report, Huffington Post).

At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Understanding what Disorders of Consciousness are and its main categories.
2. Understanding the key parts of the brain related to loss and recovery of consciousness.
3. How can transcranial ultrasound be used, as a potential intervention, in this cohort.


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