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From the Chairperson

IBIA is pleased to announce that we are planning on having our next meeting in the Spring of 2008 in Western Europe. Our meeting date was pushed back due to delays incurred by the cancellation of the originally planned meeting ...

IBIA News Update

IBIA continues to plan for its next International Congress in 2008. A scientific planning committee with international representation will be assembled to assist with the program planning for the meeting which will be held in April 2008. Please check in ...

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

This article is derived, in large part, from the following book chapter and review paper: Iverson, G. L., Lange, R. T., Gaetz, M., & Zasler, N. D. (2006). MTBI. In N. D. Zasler, D. I. Katz, & R. D. Zafonte ...

An Invitation to Lisbon

As chairperson and president of the IBIA Seventh World Congress on Brain Injury in Lisbon, Portugal, we would like to invite the participation of all professionals involved with serving persons with acquired brain injury to this international Congress and meeting ...

Neuropsychological Assessment in Neurorehabilitation

"Assessment" refers to the purposeful gathering of information on an individual, including clinical interview material, psychometric data, formal observations, and past medical records. Generally speaking, the purpose of an assessment is to generate a diagnosis, to provide direction for treatment ...

Biomarkers: The Future of Diagnosis and Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

The need to objectively measure head injury severity on the battlefield or the football field, at the scene of an auto accident or in the emergency room cannot be overstated. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a major health issue with ...

The Sarah Network Of Rehabilitation Hospitals

The public health care system in Brazil is similar that of many other countries: it is run by the Ministry of Health, which distributes federal health funding to state and municipal governments, which in turn administer these financial resources according ...

Medical-Legal Illustration: What Health Care Professionals Should Know

Professionals of numerous medical as well as health care subspecialties are often called upon to provide expert opinions in the context of litigation. Those providing medical-legal opinions may either be called due to their role as a treater of a ...

Neurofeedback Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Following acute TBI rehabilitation there have been a limited number of strategies that have been used in the treatment of cognitive disorders. These methods have included restorative cognitive rehabilitation procedures that utilize stimulation and practice (e.g., of vigilance with a ...

The Plasticity Potential of Residual Vision after Brain Damage

Because the visual system is organized in a highly specific way, in adulthood, i.e. beyond the critical period of early development, loss of visual functions due to stroke or brain trauma is generally considered to be irreversible. Perceptual dysfunctions, such ...