Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury: Model Study Protocols and Frameworks to Advance the State of the Science

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Military and Veterans Health
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

This workshop’s objective is to disseminate key information and issues from the IOM report, Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluating the Evidence, and to present ideas about how the translational pipeline of CRT could be considered and implemented. There will also be presentations on current pitfalls and progress in the taxonomy of rehabilitation research to help guide the subsequent discussions and provide appropriate context for the main objective of the workshop, to assist in advancing the field of CRT.

The main objective of advancing the field of CRT will be attempted by facilitate an expert dialog of the barriers for evaluating effectiveness of CRT and for identifying the preferred taxonomy, terminology, and timing of CRT for researchers in this field. Current CRT treatments approaches at varying stages of maturity, would be discussed such that the way forward for those that most advanced levels of evidence, would have a different set of implementation strategies, TBI patient characteristics, and outcome metrics than lesser advanced modes of cognitive rehabilitation therapy. Therefore, discussion of the optimal characteristics and how to advance the treatment would facilitate and encourage researchers and funders to think along the same lines.

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