DVBIC: A Quarter Century of Advances in Clinical Practice

March 8, 2018; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


Founded in 1992 in response to the first Persian Gulf War, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) recognized brain injury as an emerging problem and led efforts to integrate specialized traumatic brain injury (TBI) care, research and education across military and veteran medical care systems.

Over the past 25 years, DVBIC has developed clinical recommendations, clinical support tools, and clinical practice guidelines for assessing and managing TBI. These resources cover neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessment, and treatment of common post-concussion symptoms, progressive return to activity, and many other relevant topics.

The presenters will discuss DVBIC’s pivotal role in educating and training health care providers and military leaders across the Military Health System thereby advancing state-of-the-science TBI care for service members and veterans.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe and evaluate DVBIC’s contributions to advances in clinical practice over the past 25 years
  • Interpret and compare various DVBIC clinical resources, including clinical recommendations, clinical practice guidelines and other clinical support tools
  • Describe the key clinical aspects of DVBIC resources and how they can be implemented in a variety of clinical settings
  • Explain the impact of up-to-date clinical resources on the care of service members and veterans after brain injury


Katherine Helmick, M.S., C.R.N.P., A.N.P.-B.C., C.N.R.N.
Acting Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Katharine Stout, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S., M.B.A.
Chief, Clinical Affairs Section, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Scott C. Livingston, Ph.D., P.T., A.T.C.
Chief, Education Section, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center


Betsy Myhre, M.S.N., C.P.N.P.
Contract support to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Continuing Education

This continuing education credit is provided through collaboration between the Defense Health Agency, Education and Training Division (J7), Continuing Education Program office and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). Participants must register by 3 p.m. (ET) March 8, 2018 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 traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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