Executive Director and Professor Cedars-Sinai Health System Valley Village, California
In this Plenary, Dr. Adam Ferguson will share his innovative work at the interface of data science and neurotrauma, including VISION-SCI, a community data repository, that hosts subject-level data from over 4000 rodents with SCI and Open Data Commons for SCI (odc-sci.org) and TBI (odc-tbi.org), a cloud-based data infrastructure designed to accelerate progress in pre-clinical SCI and TBI research through data sharing and re-using. His current work in large-scale clinical projects will also be discussed, including a multicenter prospective Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) and SCI (TRACK-SCI) studies, and TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative.
Describe the complex and heterogenous nature of neurotrauma and associated big-data challenges in research and new discoveries
Describe the potential of harnessing big data to drive reproducibility and translation in neurotrauma research
Discuss the utility of leveraging data science in advancing translational research in neurotrauma and its clinical implications