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Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Advancing Warfighter Brain Health
"The enduring responsibility of the Department of Defense to promote and protect the health and well-being of our nation's warfighters and their families."

DVBIC Brain Injury Awareness Month Campaign 2019

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Department of Defense (DoD) is on the forefront of our understanding of traumatic brain injury and the Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office (BIRCO) plays a key role through research, education, and policy. We are pleased to share the activities of Brain Injury Awareness Month to continue to fulfill the Executive Agent responsibilities to make brain trauma-related research issues the premiere focus, facilitate collaboration, and promote information sharing. In keeping with these responsibilities, the Brain Health Research Program will highlight special events occurring throughout the month of March as well as draw attention to TBI-related research efforts that the government and non-profit organizations that are working on to increase awareness, provide educational material, and advance research and treatment opportunities for patients suffering the consequences of TBI. Please take the time to check out the information and learn ways to get involved. #BIAMonth #BIAM19 #TBI #BrainInjury #Concussion #BrainInjuryAwareness

COL Sidney Hinds
Brain Health Research Program Coordinator
Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office

Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Identifying and treating TBI is a critical priority for DoD leadership. All deployed service members involved in a potentially concussive event must receive treatment as outlined in the Department of Defense Instruction 6490.11: "DoD Policy Guidance for the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion in the Deployed Setting," which was updated in 2018.

2019 Brain Injury Awareness Month Calendar

March 1

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) kicks off 2019 Brain Injury Awareness Month: "Advancing Warfighter Brain Health"
Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) kicks-off Brain Injury Awareness Month with 8th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Month Resource Fair. Click here for the complete NICOE Event Calendar to include scheduled lectures.
NICOE Events
Annual TBI Research Conference, VA Palo Alto Health Care System: "TBI Treatment & Brain Stimulation" Read more.
Brain scan images

March 4-5

Uniformed Services University hosts the National Capital Area TBI Research Symposium Read more.
National Capital Area TBI Research Symposium 2019 Read more.

March 6

Brain Injury Awareness Month Walk'N'Roll at NICOE Read more.

March 7

2nd Annual TBI Expo Fair (Camp Lejeune) Read more.
War Fighter Brain Health Training Symposium TBI Conference [Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)] Read more (CAC access required).

March 12

DVBIC hosts Facebook Town Hall Read more.

March 13, 2019

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announces that the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force is sponsoring Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 13, 2019. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, congressional briefing, and reception. Read more about the scheduled events.

March 13-15

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM's) Brain Awareness Week program. During Brain Awareness Week, NMHM "Partners in Education" Program engages visiting students with hands-on demonstrations and discussions related to brain anatomy and neuroscience. Read more.

March 16

National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Injury Awareness Week Open House. Read more.

March 26

National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), Medical Museum Science Café: Art Therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, "Visual Voices Of The Invisible Wounds Of War" Read more.

March 26-27

Southern California Warfighter Brain Health Symposium and MACE2 Workshop (Camp Pendleton). Read more.

March 29

6th Annual NMCSD TBI Symposium Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD). Read more.
Last modified: 18-Jun-2019