Dr. Zasler is an internationally respected physician specialist in acquired brain injury (ABI) care and rehabilitation. He is CEO and Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient neurorehabilitation practice, as well as, Tree of Life, a living assistance and transitional neurorehabilitation program for persons with acquired brain injury in Richmond, Virginia. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in brain injury.
Dr. Zasler is an Adjunct Professor of PM&R at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, as well as, an Adjunct Associate Professor of PM&R at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Zasler has lectured and written extensively on neurorehabilitation issues in ABI. He is active in national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous consultant and board member roles including currently serving as Vice-Chairperson of IBIA.
WORLD CONGRESS PRESENTATION
Keynote Lecture: Post-Traumatic Headache: Concepts, Caveats and Controversies
Post-traumatic headache or PTHA is an often perplexing and common clinical condition seen in persons after brain, head and/or neck injury. This lecture will provide insights into the myriad causes of headache following these types of injuries and the importance of defining the specific pain generators to optimize treatment efficacy. Headache classification, etiology and pathophysiology will be reviewed, as well as examination caveats. Treatment options will also be examined. Data regarding natural history, prognostic factors and outcome will also be delineated. The speaker will include with advice for directions for future research to enhance our understanding of this class of headache disorders as related to improving clinical treatment outcomes.