Emergency Summit for Vets with TBI
An emergency summit meeting to address the needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury has been convened by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The meetings will begin on November 2, 2007 in Washington, D.C.and are expected to identify the gaps in services for returning soldiers with TBI as well as to create a standard of care and treatment protocols to support people with traumatic brain injury throughout their lives. This summit is a tremendous step forward and represents the efforts of civilian, military and Veteran's Administration experts in rehabilitation to develop the architecture for a treatment network. The meeting is expected to produce a "white paper" which will be endorsed by brain injury professionals as the blueprint for the needs of TBI survivors. Mike Mason will represent the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital. We look forward to his report and involvement in this important work.