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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Discuss Wounded Warrior Issues at the USNI & MOAA 2009 Defense Forum Washington
Date:8/24/2009

'Coping With Unseen Injuries: From Battlefield to HomeFront'

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) will host a one-day Defense Forum Washington - "Coping With Unseen Injuries: From Battlefield to HomeFront" on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road in Alexandria, Va. Admiral Mike Mullen, USN, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will kick off the event as the keynote speaker. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Registration and the schedule are available at www.defenseforumwashington.com.

Key uniformed service and Administration leaders, legislators, health care providers, and wounded warriors and family members will join fellow concerned professionals to discuss subjects such as suicide, the unseen injuries of war -- especially traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- and progress to date on various pilot projects to improve programs and support for wounded warriors. MOAA organizers say the symposium will measure progress to date, highlighting problems encountered, and assessing additional options to sustain momentum and achieve common objectives. Questions from the audience will be taken.

Panel topics include:

  • "Managing the Battlefield & Beyond - A Leadership View"
  • "Implications of Unseen Injuries: How Do We Respond on the Homefront?" and
  • "Caring for Families & Caregi
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