The American Legion will host its first symposium on care and treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on June 24 in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event, "Advancing Care and Treatments for Veterans with TBI and PTSD," is sponsored by Military.com and will be held at the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg of Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) will share results from the TBI and PTSD veterans survey conducted in February by the Legion. The survey had more than 3,000 respondents, which the DRC helped the Legion analyze.
The event will feature presentations and panel discussions by medical experts on TBI, PTSD, complementary and alternative medicine for treating the conditions, and caregiver and family support.
Featured speakers at the symposium include:
Other guest speakers include:
Panelists include experts from the Defense Health Agency, University of Pittsburgh, DoD Centers of Excellence, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Samueli Institute, Duke University, RAND Corporation and Wise Health, Inc.
The American Legion's TBI/PTSD Committee conducted extensive research on complementary and alternative treatments for TBI/PTSD, and published its findings and recommendations in its report, "The War Within ."