Navigation Links
Mitchell, Military TBI Task Force Highlight the Importance of Traumatic Brain Injury Research; Mitchell Endorses Ground Breaking Traumatic Brain Injury Study
Date:11/9/2007

DENVER, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell today joined members of an inter-organizational Military TBI Task Force by endorsing a paper highlighting the important role that neuropsychology plays in treating combat-related traumatic brain injury.

The paper, The Role of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology in the Evaluation, Management and Research of Military Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, is currently in press and an executive summary will be released Nov. 13 at a press conference at the National Academy of Neuropsychology's 27th Annual Conference. The Military TBI Task Force, led by Drs. Neil Pliskin and Mike McCrea, were comprised of members from the American Psychological Association Divisions 40 (Neuropsychology) and 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the National Academy Neuropsychology (NAN).

"Traumatic brain injury is one of the signature injuries of the current war," said Mitchell, who has held hearings on the trouble facing troops returning from war. "Better field medicine is bringing more of our troops home alive, but they are suffering from combat-related TBI or PTSD in greater numbers than in past wars. We owe it to them to invest in this kind of research that will help improve their quality of life in the years to come."

Earlier this year, Mitchell voted for and the House passed the single-largest increase in veterans' health care funding in the 77-year history of the VA. The measure provides $600 million more than the President's request for mental health, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury and makes five polytrauma centers and three Centers of Excellence for Mental Health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) fully operational this year to care for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, including those with TBI.

Many brain injury survivors have long-term disabilities including difficulties with memory and problem-solving, as well as stress and anger issues. "The hidden effects of brain injuries can surface long after the physical scars have healed," says Dr. William Perry, President of NAN. "People can experience behavioral, cognitive and even physical changes over time, which can be confusing for not only the individual, but for those close to them as well. Receiving assistance from professionals specializing in brain injury is key to understanding how best to help these military personnel and their families."

NAN is a professional association founded in 1975 to advance Neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships. NAN has become a vibrant organization of the world's leading scientist-practitioners, academics, clinicians and researchers in the field of brain functioning. The association's current membership is over 3500 with representation by seventeen countries. The Annual Conference is attended by an average of 1500 neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, and neurologists.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Academy of Neuropsychology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. Genta Incorporated Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Corporate Highlights
3. Five-Year Data From Taxus II Clinical Trial Highlights Safety and Efficacy of Taxus(R) Stent Compared to Bare-Metal Stent
4. Public Forum to Discuss Addiction as a Treatable Disease and Highlight National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
5. President Clinton Highlights MWW Group at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative for its Stop Neglected Tropical Disease Campaign
6. SuperGens Novel Hypomethylating Agent Highlighted at AACR Plenary Session
7. Genaera Corporation Provides Highlights of Positive Phase 1 Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) Data from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting
8. Schering-Plough Highlights PEGINTRON(TM) Clinical Data Presentations at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) 2007 Annual Meeting
9. Synvista Therapeutics Highlights New Data Demonstrating the Clinical Benefit of Vitamin E Therapy in Patients Identified on the Basis of Haptoglobin Phenotype Testing
10. Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury
11. Video: New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017  Directors from Pharma To Market Pty ... have joined forces, resulting in the founding of Pharma To Market ... Pharma To Market are pleased to announce their expansion into ... Singapore . The company are delighted to appoint ... of the Singapore based entity. Joelle brings ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Feb 24, 2017 Medivir AB ... for a new Board of Directors that will be ... Nomination Committee comprises representatives of the company,s three largest ... 2016 who have accepted a seat on the Nomination ... of the 2016-2017 Nomination Committee was as follows:  ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Autism Spectrum Disorder ... and benchmarks in the global Autism Spectrum Disorder market. The ... are the key drugs marketed for Autism Spectrum Disorder and their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/23/2017)... , ... February 23, 2017 , ... The 89th Academy ... winner of the 2016 National Education Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite you to ... 2016. , This year’s Bunkum winner is the Center for American Progress (CAP), for ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Rare Disease Report®, which is ... in Rare Disease Day events, hosted by the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) ... website, weekly e-newsletter and quarterly publication, will be conducting interviews with patients and ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... Los Angeles-based ... episodes of WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which will begin airing ... “Mama” June Shannon, known to millions from the 2012 reality television series, “Here Comes ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... in thought leadership , media relations, content marketing, social media management, corporate ... several clients already in the state and in nearby New Hampshire, Massachusetts and ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... On April 13, 2017, ... on “Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change,” in conjunction ... The symposium will be held at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. , Sir ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):