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Briefing: Not Just TBI and Concussion: Acquired Brain Injury’s Impact on the Military and Civilian Populations

June 10, 2019

Briefing: Not Just TBI and Concussion: Acquired Brain Injury’s Impact on the Military and Civilian Populations

Over recent years, we have made remarkable progress in increasing awareness and research, as well as improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, there is a major segment of the brain injury survivor population that receives little attention: those individuals who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). Please join Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force for a briefing, "Not Just TBI and Concussion: Acquired Brain Injury’s Impact on the Military and Civilian Populations."

Wednesday, June 19
9:30-11 a.m.
2020 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.


The briefing will feature:

  • Shirley Richardson – Caregiver of adult son with ABI
  • Matt Breiding, Ph.D. – Team Lead, Division of Unintentional Injury and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michael J. Decker, Ph.D., RN, RRT, D.ABSM – Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University
  • Steve Wade – Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire

The briefing will be moderated by Susan H. Connors, president and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America. If you are unable to attend the briefing in person, please follow along with us on social media using #ABIBriefing.