Disorders of Consciousness Special Interest Group (DOC SIG)

We have the pleasure to announce the creation of a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Disorders of Consciousness (DOC) within the IBIA!  We encourage participation in the DOC SIG by interested clinicians and researchers.

MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT

The mission of the IBIA DOC SIG is to provide an international forum for exchange between brain injury professionals, as well as, neuroscientists on the study, assessment, and care of persons with disorders of consciousness, their families, and the systems serving them.

The vision of the IBIA DOC SIG is to be the premier international networking and information exchange resource for brain injury professionals and neuroscientists working with persons with disorders of consciousness, their families, and the systems serving them.

STRATEGIC GOALS

1. Create a track at the IBIA World Congress for reporting advances in the field through workshops, symposia, platform, and poster sessions.

2. Develop and maintain a listserve for IBIA DOC SIG members.

3. Collaborate with other professional societies, collaboratives, and centers of excellence with interest in DOCs.

4. Recruit DOC SIG members to facilitate a quarterly submission on a DOC related topic to the International NeuroTrauma Letter.

5. Educate through dissemination of evidence, white papers, and guidelines on the study, evaluation, and management of persons with DOCs, their families, and the systems serving them either directly through IBIA or through presentation at other relevant meetings (i.e. WCNR, INTS, etc.).

6. Hold regional meetings of the IBIA DOC SIG in the years between IBIA World Congresses.

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

1. Interested persons can join the IBIA DOC SIG for a period of two years without IBIA affiliation, after which membership in IBIA is required for continued participation. 

2. Only IBIA members will have voting rights.

3.  To join, please contact Dr. Caroline Schnakers, the DOC SIG Chair.  Her contact information is below. 

 

CHAIR AND CO-CHAIR

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Chair: Caroline Schnakers, PhD

 For more information on Dr. Schnakers, click here!

 

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Co-chair: Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIST

For more information on Dr. Zasler, click here!

 

To read the DOC SIG Announcement letter, please click here