Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Symposium

Chair:

COL Sidney Hinds

Presenters:

Kathy Helmick
Lou French
Risa Nakase-Richardson

Summary:

This symposium will describe longitudinal studies involving the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD) aiming to understand the long-term effects of TBI in U.S. military service members and veterans.  Preliminary results will be presented on the first 1-2 years after injury. Presentations will focus on the role of resilience on outcomes after TBI, examine the trajectory of postconcussion symptom reporting and its association to diffusion tensor imaging findings, and discuss the long-term rehabilitation needs in the chronic stage of TBI across severities.