Karen Barlow

Canada

Karen Barlow

Canada

Biography

Dr. Barlow graduated from the University of Edinburgh where she subsequently trained in pediatrics and neurology. In addition, she has studied clinical trials through the University of London (UK). She is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Calgary and specializes in the neurobiology and treatment of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). She is currently the Director of the Complex Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and is exploring the biological drivers of the multiple symptoms encountered following a mild traumatic brain injury and concussion. She is the principal investigator an ongoing CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial of Melatonin in the treatment of PCS (www.PlayGametrial.ca). She studies other treatments including Insomnia-Cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep disorders following TBI (RCT), rTMS for intractable PCS (open-label) and occipital nerve blockade for severe acute post-traumatic headaches (open label).

 

WORLD CONGRESS PRESENTATION

Concussion in Children and Youth in 2017: Current Evidence and its Relevance to Evidence-based Practice

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