Unlocking Precision Medicine: Streamlining Data Management for Multi-Site Traumatic Brain Injury Research

October 7, 2021 | 1 pm to 2 pm EDT

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Webinar Description:

Precision neuroscience has the potential to revolutionize diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for the growing incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). To pave the way for a new era of clinical trials and clinical care using more accurate measures of TBI, researchers must collect and analyze large volumes of multimodal data. Collaborative research is the answer to overcoming this challenge, but the lack of a centralized platform to aggregate and securely share medical imaging and related data has been an obstacle to collaboration.

In this webinar, join us to learn how Dr. Geoff Manley, Chief of Neurosurgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and TRACK-TBI colleagues leverage Flywheel to collect and curate medical imaging from 18 major research institutions around the country to enable shared imaging repositories and foster public-private partnerships. Dr. Manley will explain how using Flywheel to streamline cloud-based data and compute management has helped researchers study deep learning segmentation, identify new blood-based biomarkers, better understand tractography and depression, and develop diagnosis using information on prognosis.

Researchers, clinicians, imaging leads, and data partnering professionals should attend and learn how to curate and perform quality control with medical images in order to accelerate the pace of development for diagnostic models, innovative therapies and machine learning.

Watch to learn how Dr. Manley and his colleagues were able to:

  • Standardize imaging across vendors and harness clinical data
  • Organize and track secure data sets
  • Prepare neuroimaging for an interoperable Information Commons
  • Translate findings to personalized care


Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD

Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco; Chief of Neurosurgery, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) where he co-directs the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center and is Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Manley is an internationally recognized expert in neurotrauma. In addition to a robust clinical practice at ZSFG, San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area’s level 1 trauma center, he coordinates and leads national and international clinical research efforts in the study of the short- and long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Building on the success of the seminal, national longitudinal study, TRACK-TBI, Geoff, as Contact Principal Investigator, along with a nationwide team of TBI experts, has recently launched the TRACK-TBI NETWORK, an innovative, precision-medicine driven consortium that will test Phase 2 drugs for TBI. The TRACK-TBI studies have created a modern precision medicine information commons for TBI that integrates clinical, imaging, proteomic, genomic, and outcome biomarkers to drive the development of a new TBI disease classification system, which could revolutionize diagnosis, direct patient-specific treatment, and improve outcomes. His nearly 300 published manuscripts reflect a wide range of research interests from molecular aspects of brain injury to the clinical care of TBI. He sits on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on VA Examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury and has served as a consultant for the Prehospital Guidelines Committee for the World Health Organization and on numerous clinical research committees for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Defense.

Cost: No cost!