Washington E-Newsletter

CDC Hosts TBI Partner Virtual Meeting

On Aug. 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a Traumatic Brain Injury partnership virtual call to discuss its recent research, training and initiatives and collaboration with other organizations on upcoming brain injury events and resources. The AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care was represented by chair-elect Martina Stippler, MD, FAANS.

Dr. Stippler briefed the CDC and participating groups on the section’s collaboration with the National Neurotrauma Society, ThinkFirst, Brain Trauma Foundation and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. In addition, she reported on neurosurgery’s participation in the February 2022 National Academy of Sciences report, “Traumatic Brain Injury: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress,” noting that Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS; Odette A. Harris, MD, MPH, FAANS and Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD, FAANS are representing the specialty in this effort.