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Brain Injury Association of America and Top Researchers Attending VA Conference on Brain Injuries


Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) President and CEO Susan Connors joined more than 300 TBI researchers for a two-day conference on cutting-edge approaches to diagnosing and treating brain injuries. The conference, hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is geared toward the military and veteran communities.

Since 2001, more than 325,000 service members have been diagnosed with mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries. The conference will address multiple aspects of TBI research and care, including mental health issues, brain injury imaging and diagnosis, reintegration into society, pain management, and best care practices.

“Each year more than 2.5 million American sustain brain injuries,” said Connors. “The work being conducted by the VA helps the entire brain injury community, just as the research being funded by BIAA benefits veterans and civilians alike.”

 Last year, BIAA announced the launch of the TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines project. BIAA has given a grant to the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to conduct a three-year investigation to develop treatment guidelines for people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).


The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.


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