TBI Global Synapse Town Hall: Your TBI Information Connection

DVBIC Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Traumatic Brain Injury

This webinar was held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013; 2:30-4 p.m. (EST).



In August 2013, DVBIC presented “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Global Synapse: A Summit without Borders,” a ground-breaking virtual multidisciplinary training event for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and Military Health System health care providers. In this webinar, a panel of presenters will answer selected questions, plus additional questions submitted during the webinar relating to the assessment and screening of TBI; symptom management – pain, headache, sleep disturbance; management of the complex patient; and the role of rehabilitation therapy.

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • Articulate the incidence of mild TBI and persistent post-concussion symptoms
  • Identify evidence-based strategies for symptom management in various clinical settings
  • Discuss resources and education tools used to develop an interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Explain strategies for patients to overcome obstacles to successful reintegration
  • Promote the expectation of recovery in the acute phase of recovery from concussion 

Listen to full webinar:

Panel Presenters 

Col. Sidney R. Hinds, M.D., M.C., U.S. Army
National Director
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Lt. Cmdr. Cathleen Shields, M.S., CCC-SLP/CBIS, U.S. Public Health Service
Acting Director of Education
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Stephanie N. Maxfield-Panker, P.T., Ph.D., DPT, OCS
TBI Program Director (Acting)
Office of the Army Surgeon General, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division Defense Health Headquarters
Falls Church, Va.


Alison Cernich, Ph.D., ABPP
Deputy Director
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Silver Spring, Md.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education is not available for this event.

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Following the webinar, please complete the 2013 Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Webinar Series Comment Card. This questionnaire allows you to tell us more about your awareness and satisfaction with the 2013 DVBIC Webinar Series. 


If you have any questions, please email usarmy.ncr.medcom-usamrmc-dcoe.mbx.dcoe-monthly@mail.mil.

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