Neuroscience of Consciousness and Recovery from Coma: T32 Training Program Symposium & Mislow Lecture

June 18, 2020


MGH-Brown T32 Training Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function, the 2020 John M.K. Mislow, M.D., Ph.D. Memorial Lecture, science blitz presentations by T32 postdoctoral fellows, and a panel discussion on ethics and the neuroscience of consciousness. There will also be an update on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of consciousness, and the emerging science on the assessment and rehabilitation of people recovering from severe disorders of consciousness.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for graduate students, neuroengineers, neurologists, neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, postdoctoral fellows, psychologists, research fellows from academic institutions and hospitals in the United States.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the criteria that distinguish coma from vegetative state from minimally conscious state.
  2. Describe key neuroanatomic structures engaged in the maintenance of consciousness.
  3. Integrate information about clinical trials that use either imaging, deep brain stimulation or pharmacotherapies to promote understanding and/or recovery from severe disorders of consciousness, and to refer patients and their families to appropriate clinical trials.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Partners HealthCare System; Brown University, Carney Institute for Brain Science; Brown University, School of Engineering; Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept. of Neurology; Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery; Providence VA Medical Center, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/18/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/18/2020 - 5:00pm EDT
Massachusetts General Hospital & Brown University
Online Virtual Meeting
United States

Course Director: 

Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Brown University, Providence VAMC


Melanie Boly, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Brian Edlow, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard

Nicholas Schiff, M.D.
2020 Mislow Lecturer Weill Cornell Medicine

Joseph Giacino, Ph.D. - Moderator
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


T32 Fellowship Trainees:

Tina Chou, Ph.D.
Adam Khalifa, Ph.D.
Ryan Solinsky, M.D.
Zeyang Yu, Ph.D.

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Participation


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Please contact Yuliya Mironovas  with any questions regarding the event.