National Academies Virtual TBI Workshop
In March and April, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine hosted a virtual workshop series, “Accelerating Progress in Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Care.” The experts overseeing this work include neurosurgeons Odette A. Harris, MD, MPH, FAANS and Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD, FAANS. The workshop gathered input from experts and stakeholders to examine the current landscape of traumatic brain injury (TBI) research and identify gaps and opportunities to accelerate research progress and improve care for those affected by TBI. Discussion topics included:
- Patient and family experiences with TBI;
- Provider perspectives on TBI care;
- Systems issues for TBI care and research;
Gaps in TBI care systems and needs for improvement; and
- Actions that could help bring an improved vision of TBI care and research to fruition.
A workshop report is expected to be released in early 2022. It will identify barriers that are impeding progress, highlight opportunities for collaborative action and provide a roadmap for advancing both research and clinical care over the next decade.
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