The Brain Health Research Program Coordinator and well known US Army neurologist, COL Sidney Hinds II, was invited to give a presentation at the Military Medicine Partnership Conference and Expo, in Ellicott City, Maryland, on March 7, 2017. This presentation, "Blast-Induced Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): Current State of the Science," was well received. COL Hinds focused on the ongoing work that the DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office facilitates, including the International State-of-the-Science meeting series, fostering collaboration among DoD, federal agencies, academia and industry; identifying research and product gaps; providing input and addressing research requirements; and acting as consultants for partners who wish to share ideas. He stressed the need for a better understanding of TBI issues through prevention/protection to recovery and rehabilitation, emphasizing how blunt/sports related head injury research plays a large part in addressing blast injury knowledge gaps. These findings will assist in ensuring physical readiness for all Service Members for current and future combat.
The Military Medicine Partnership Conference and Expo, co-hosted by USAMRMC and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is an opportunity for science and industry representatives to learn more about the DoD research, development, test and evaluation missions, programs and gap areas and to better understand the complexities of military medicine in the complex environment within which the military operates.
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