NTL Issue 7

International Brain Injury Association

Seventh World Congress on Brain Injury

Register now to attend the Seventh World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, April 9-12, 2008. There will also be a pre-congress symposium on Mild-TBI co-sponsored by IBIA and the World Federation of Neuro-Rehabilitation on April 8, 2008.

The deadline for submitting a paper for the Congress is November 16, 2007.

For more information on the World Congress, click here.

Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Improves Tinnitus Disturbance Arising from Traumatic Injury to the Auditory System.

It is estimated that tinnitus affects approximately 40 million adults in the United States, around 2 million of whom are severely debilitated by the condition. Tinnitus is commonly experienced as a consequence of circumstances involving neuronal damage in the auditory system. 

Rehabilitation in TBI: Early Rehabilitation, Friend or Foe?

The goal of rehabilitation is to help people to achieve the maximum degree of return to their previous level of functioning within limits imposed by their residual physical, functional and cognitive impairments.

On Neurorehabilitation: A Conversation with Mark Ylvisaker, PhD

Mark Ylvisaker, PhD has been a leader in the field of neurorehabilitation for decades. He has written over one hundred articles, published six books, and given more than six hundred presentations. Dr. Ylviasker has also consulted to rehabilitation programs in 13 countries over five continents. His doctorate is in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Pittsburg. [full story]

Erratum: In the last issue of NTL, the author of the article "New Technologic Approach to Minimizing Immobilization Effects of Patients with Brain Injury" was omitted. The author of this article was Friedemann Müller MD,MSc; Head Physician Neurology, Neurological Clinic Bad Aibling, Germany. To read the full article, click here.


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


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.




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)


Editorial Board

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


International Brain Injury Association