A wish for HAPPY, HEALTHY and Prosperous NEW YEAR from the International Brain Injury Association and the International NeuroTrauma Letter

Note from the Editor: 

I want to thank all of you for a wonderful year of participation and support.  This year we were able to include a wide variety of articles from bench science to clinical research topics.  We also enjoyed a broad participation with articles from all over the world.  I want to especially mention the articles we were able to publish from those of you who participated in World Congress in March, Scotland.  We had a number of articles from Congress participants who converted abstracts into articles for the NeuroTrauma Letter.

We also had the opportunity to focus on several key members of our professional community with a special recognition of publication by Ana-lise Christensen’s Congress acceptance speech.

In the coming year, we will continue to include basic science and clinical science articles.  We invite everyone to consider a submission of your favorite topic and to consider an article that focuses on you work and area of research interest.   We want to especially invite junior professionals, junior faculty that want to get some of their work  reviewed and in publication.  The NeuroTrauma Letter provides an excellent opportunity for new work,  pilot studies and new clinical programs that want an international audience to see and appreciate the work you are doing.   In addition, we have provided more opportunity for new and novel products being researched and looking at clinical trials.   Again, we encourage all who want an international audience to review and appreciate the research, clinical programming or local activities you are engaged in to consider a NeuroTrauma Letter submission.

In the coming year, we will be mindful of providing more articles focusing on pediatric brain injury.   Historically, much of the existing literature has been focused on adults and we will be seeking out more articles on pediatrics topcis, from basic science to community reentry.  One of the upcoming issues will be totally dedicated to pediatrics and this should be published at summer's end 2013.    Also, we will be encouraging more articles in basic science to provide a platform to explore translational research in the field of brain injury.   We will continue our existing special sections including research literature review, new books and book reviews.

We will continue to provide more opportunity to focus on individual's from around the world and will have a Professional Spotlight article as part of our upcoming issues in 2013.  These will focused on individual's with distinction in research and clinical care of persons with brain injury.    Our first Professional Spotlight article will feature Dr. Ronald Savage who has been one of the primary forces behind the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS).

Please send any recommendations or ideas for future NeuroTrauma Letter activities to pdp2n@virginia.edu.  Also find the author guidelines attached in this issue. Happy New Year.


Peter D. Patrick, PhD, MS
Editor and Chief