World Head Injury Awareness Day 2024

Traumatisme crânien
Evénement grand public

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, participate in a day of conferences and discussions on the prevention of brain injuries, the latest treatments, and advancements in research, particularly in the field of sports.

This event is available in-person at the Campus Biotech or via video conference. Free admission upon registration.



For those registered for in-person attendance, please arrive at 9:00 AM for check-in.
The video conference will commence at 9:45 AM.


9:30 - Welcome address
Prof. Karl Schaller, Head of Neurosurgery Division, HUG

9:45 - Epidemiology and emergency management of TBI*
Dr Abdullah Al Awadhi, internal médicine physician, Neurosurgery Division, HUG
Dr. Aria Nouri, Internal Medicine Physician and Researcher, HUG et Université de Cambridge

10:05 - The enormous burden of TBI and the open challenges and opportunities
Prof. Bart Depreitere, Chairman of the Neurotrauma and Intensive Care Section, Hôpital universitaire de Louvain

10:25 - Break

10:45 - Neuropsychological assessment of patients with acute TBI
Dr. Marine Thomasson, Neuropsychologist, HUG

11:05 - Post-traumatic cranial care in the city: Left bank / Right bank
Prof. Arnaud Saj, Neuropsychologist, Centre NPSI

11:25 - Long-term consequences and dementias after sports concussion and the Lund concept in the management of TBI
Prof. Niklas Marklund, Professor of Neurosurgery, Lund University, Sweden

11:45 - Lunch break


13:45 - The Coach's Perspective
Daniel Timis, Licensed Boxing Coach, Athlétique boxe Genève

14:05 - Neurotrauma in sports
Dre Nina Feddermann, BrainCare Medical Group, Zurich

14:25 - Non-invasive brain stimulation to support cognitive functions after mild traumatic brain injury
Pr Friedhelm Hummel, Neuroscientist and Neurologist, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and CRR SUVA

14:45 - Break

15:05 - Affective neuropsychology and TBI: development of the Geneva Affective Battery
Philippe Voruz, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l'éducation & HUG

15:25 - Sport concussion: novel tool for diagnosis and management
Prof. Antonio Belli, SRMRC, Université de Brimingham, Angleterre

15:45 - Round table: Future direction for developing TBI treatment from experimental and clinical perspectives
Prof. Julie Péron, Prof. Frederic Assal, Dr. Catia Beni, Dr. Nicolas Nicastro, Prof. Friedhelm Hummel, Dr. Aria Nouri, Dr. Nina Feddermann, Dr. Philippe Tscholl - HUG

16:30 Aperitif


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Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, 1202 Geneva
+41 58 944 03 00 -

Access from the airport:

  • Bus 5 towards Thônex-Vallard - stop at Nations, then tram 15 towards Palette - stop at Maison de la Paix

Access from Cornavin station:

  • Tram 15 towards Nations - stop at Maison de la Paix
  • Bus 1 and 25 towards Jardin botanique - stop at Mines

Access from Carouge - Battelle:

  • Bus 11 towards Jardin botanique - stop at Jardin botanique


  • 4.5 ASNP credits



In memory of Dr. Catherine Wurster, "la puce," Neurosurgery intern.

Last update : 15/03/2024