NTL Issue 6


International Brain Injury Association

Call for Papers

The International Brain Injury Association’s Call for Papers for our Seventh World Congress on Brain Injury is now open. Multidisciplinary professionals are encouraged to submit their research through our on-line system by visiting our website.

An Invitation to Lisbon

We would like to invite the participation of all professionals involved with serving persons with acquired brain injury to this international Congress and meeting of minds. We are very excited about having the meeting in Lisbon which, historically, has been the center of one of the biggest empires of all time with colonies in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Lisbon's sophisticated shopping centers, fine hotels, gastronomy, and culture, combined with the climate will make this a superb destination for our biennial World Congress.   For more information about the Congress, click here.

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 planning, to assist in patient care, and to advance research efforts (Leon-Carrion, Taffee & Barroso y Martin, 2006). [full story]

Partial Weight Bearing Gait Therapy and Use of LiteGait Training

The most exciting technique aimed at recovery of locomotor behavior following neurological damage combines the benefits of repetitive task specific training with stimulation of spinal stepping generators. Supported or lite gait therapy has been called by many names and successfully applied to a variety of disorders and patient functional levels in both chronic and acute settings. [full story]

Heads Up! Tools for Physicians on Diagnosing and Managing Concussion

An estimated 75%-90% of the 1.4 million traumatic brain injury (TBI)- related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits that occur each year are concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). [full story]


The NeuroTrauma Letter is produced quarterly by the International Brain Injury Association.  Please address editorial questions to 

Editor in Chief 
Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., United States

Ask the Doctor

Dear IBIA, I have often dealt with post-TBI patients who complain of dizziness.  A patient of mine was recently given a diagnosis of "post traumatic perilymphatic fistula".  I have never heard of this condition and cannot find much information on it, although I may be looking in the wrong places.  Please inform me, as well as, other readers, about this condition.  Also any information on dizziness in our clients with TBI would be appreciated. [full story]

Articles of Note

In order to keep IBIA members apprised of current brain injury literature, NTL editors and editorial board members have prepared a list of recently published articles that may be of interest. [full story]

Join the IBIA Listserv

In an effort to provide global communication among members, IBIA has created a brain injury Listserv.  To sign up for the Listserv, click here. Please note that membership in IBIA is required to join the Listserv.

 Click here view upcoming brain injury conferences and events.




Founded in 1993, IBIA was created in response to the growing demand from professionals and advocates throughout the world for collaboration and more information on all aspects of brain injury, from prevention to long-term care issues.  Benefits of membership include an annual subscription to the journal Brain Injury as well as quarterly issues of this publication, the International NeuroTrauma Letter. To receive a membership form, click here (pdf)


Click here view upcoming brain injury conferences and events.

Editorial Board 
Michael Barnes, M.D., United Kindom 
Lucia Braga, Ph.D., Brazil 
Christine Croisiaux, M.D., Belgium 
Jose Leon-Carrion, Ph.D., Spain 
Donald Stein, Ph.D., United States 
Walter Videtta, M.D., Argentina