Monday, June 27, 2011

Update on the Third Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury

The NIDRR-funded Third Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was held June 13-15, 2011 in Washington DC.  The conference was a huge success with over 740 participants, including representation from the military, federal government, private and public universities and hospitals.  This gathering covered recent advances in research and clinical care to improve outcomes for persons with TBI.  To learn more about this conference, visit and watch for more information to be added to this page over time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TBI Model Systems Researchers share their expertise on Psychology Today Blog

Tessa Hart, Ph.D., Thomas Watanabe, M.D., and John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D. discuss traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the Psychology Today blog. Over the next few months they will cover public policy, and new clinical and research developments related to TBI. To view the blog, visit

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Consumer information on Seizures after TBI

An evidence-based consumer factsheet on Seizures after Traumatic Brain Injury is available on the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) website at This factsheet was developed by Jeffrey Englander MD, David X. Cifu MD, and Ramon Diaz-Arrastia MD, in collaboration with MSKTC and has been reviewed by people with TBI and endorsed by the TBI Model System directors. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Register for Webinar by June 3rd - Principles of Learning for TBI Rehabilitation

On June 7 at 3pm EST, faculty from the TBI Model Systems will conduct a Webinar called Principle of Learning for TBI Rehabilitation. In this webinar, Tessa Hart PhD (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute) and Janet Powell PhD OTR/L (University of Washington) will discuss learning principles and theories in TBI rehabilitation. 

Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1) Name at least 2 reasons why learning theories are relevant to brain injury rehabilitation practice.
2) Describe at least 2 treatment strategies based on behavioral learning theories.
3) Compare and contrast implicit and explicit learning and memory.

Registration Price: $55.00

Continuing Education awarded: 1 hour

Registration closes at 5pm EST on June 3, 2011. Click here to register. Information on joining the Webinar will be sent to registrants on June 6.