The Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee (SNC) was founded  in 1998 after an initiative from the Scandinavian Neurosurgical Society. The committee is comprised of dedicated neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and anesthesiologists, as well as other specialists, from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. The SNC is independent of industry funding and members are supported by their respective institutions.

Several guidelines for the management of traumatic brain injury have been published by the SNC. The book “Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” was first published in 2012, and a second edition in July 2020. Preview the book on Springer’s website.

Among several key guidance documents issued by the SNC are the commonly cited Scandinavian guidelines on initial management on minimal, mild and moderate TBI.

The Nordic Neurotrauma Conference was held in Lund, Sweden, on three occasions; 2017, 2019 and 2023. This intimate yet punchy event has been a success every time, offering attendants high-level international speakers that cover a broad range of neurotrauma topics. To get an impression, check out the scientific programme for 2023 here. We currently plan to organise the next NNC event in the autumn of 2026. Further updates to follow…

“The Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee is in the process of updating the acute management guidelines of minimal, mild and moderate traumatic brain injury and plan to have them published in 2025. The new guideline will include several updates, including the optimal management for minimal/mild traumatic brain injury patients on direct oral anticoagulants”