Advancement of Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Clinical Care in the Department of Defense

Nov. 16, 2016; 12-1:15 p.m. (ET)

Overview

Research and clinical care of active-duty service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are important components of the evolving field of TBI in the military. Although the topic of TBI received much attention due to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is clear that the impact of these injuries is wide-ranging and will persist for years to come.

This presentation will highlight: the critical contributions of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) and how these centers effected changes in TBI care; how the military translates lessons learned to the civilian medical community; and how the military and civilian health care systems work together to address this urgent public health challenge. We will also address the long-term needs of patients, family members and caregivers affected by TBI.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the changes in civilian and military perspectives about TBI over the past decade.
  • Identify the roles and contributions of DVBIC and NICoE in the evolution of TBI research and care.
  • Discuss the commonalities of civilian and military TBI research and clinical care and how recent military conflicts have influenced the field of TBI management.

Presenter

Louis French, Psy.D.
Deputy Director for Operations National Intrepid Center of Excellence Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland

Moderator

Scott Livingston, Ph.D., PT, ATC
Education Division Director Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Nov. 16, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and TBI care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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