Brain Trauma Foundation Upcoming Webinars
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals (i.e. doctors, nurses, physician assistants, EMT’s and many others) interested in learning more about traumatic brain injury and improving patient care.
If you have any questions about joining the BTF QI program or about the webinars call 212-772-0608 and ask to speak with the Director of Quality Improvement and Education.
The lectures are always 12-1 p.m. ET
Monday, June 3, 2013: “Football Impact Dynamics: Measuring Hits To The Head” presented by Steven Broglio, Ph.D., A.T.C. To register, please click here.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013: “Abusive Head Trauma: A Unique Form Of Traumatic Brain Injury” presented by Rachel Berger, M.D., M.P.H. To register, please click here.
Thursday, August 8, 2013: “Gender Based Differences In Concussion” presented by Ross Zafonte, DO. To register, please click here.
BTF News Updates
The American College of Radiology has announced a new Head Injury Institute whose mission is to bring together head injury, specialists to advance research, prevention, and treatment of head injuries through the application of diagnostic imaging. To learn more, click here.
For updates on TBI news click here.
January 16, 2013
- Dr. Jun Maruta, BTF scientist, and Dr. Jamshid Ghajar recently coauthored a paper in Behavioral Research Methods titled, Dynamic visuomotor synchronization: Quantification of predictive timing.
- The BTF Research team also published in the Proceedings of SPIE the paper titled, EYE-TRAC monitoring attention utility for mTBI.
- A previously published paper by Dr. Maruta and Dr. Ghajar titled, The generation and validation of white matter connectivity importance maps is now available as NIH Public Access.
February 1, 2012
- Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, President of the Brain Trauma Foundation was recently interviewed by Brainline which is a service of WETA, the public TV and radio station in Washington, D.C., is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. To view these interviews click here.
January 30, 2012
- The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) received a contract in 2011 from the U.S. Navy to produce the definition of concussion over the next two years using the best available scientific evidence. Click here to read the Press Release.
January 27, 2012
- In January 2012, the Second Edition of the Guidelines for the Acute Medical Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children and Adolescents was published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Click here to view the newly updated guidelines.
January 19, 2012
- On December 5, 2011 at The Pierre in New York City, BTF held its inaugural “Honors” dinner, celebrating the first 25 ground-breaking years of the Brain Trauma Foundation. BTF long-time friend Sigourney Weaver hosted the evening and BTF Board Member Sarah Jessica Parker assisted BTF President and Founder Dr. Jamshid Ghajar in handing out the Honors. Honorees were General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, and TOYOTA. Click here for more information and to view pictures from the event.
August 23, 2011
- BTF in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is proud to announce “A-Head Check”-an immediate head injury evaluation. A-Head Check is part of CDC’s Heads Up Series. To view the printable poster click here.
August 3, 2011
- President of BTF, Dr. Jam Ghajar discusses Gabrielle Gifford’s recovery in the Washington Post. Click here to view this article.
July 28, 2011
- Investigators from BTF and Weill Cornell Medical College developed a method to create a white matter connectivity importance map, which gives the amount of connectivity disruption that occurs when a region is damaged. This tool may be used by physicians to improve surgical planning, diagnosis, and assessment of disease severity in a variety of pathologies like multiple sclerosis, trauma, and stroke. The title of the paper is called “The generation and validation of white matter connectivity importance maps” .
June 15, 2011
- Research Study Volunteers Needed Healthy Men and Women Ages 56-74. Click here for more information.
- New free webinar posted on Concussion in Youth Sports, presented by Stan Herring, MD of the University of Washington Medicine Health System in Seattle Washington.
May 24, 2011
- Full article available for viewing on “Response to intracranial hypertension treatment as a predictor of death in patients with severe traumatic brain injury”
May, 11, 2011
- New Brain Trauma Foundation Research Study, Volunteers Needed Healthy Children Ages 7-17. Click here for more information.
- New Brain Trauma Foundation Research Study , Volunteers Needed Athletes Ages 7-17. Click here for more information.
April 21, 2011
- BTF nutrition research used for Institute of Medicine recommendation for military personnel. For more information on BTF’s nutrition research click here.
- BTF publishes paper on “Response to intracranial hypertension treatment as a predictor of death in patients with severe traumatic brain injury”.
- BTF now has channels on YouTube and Vimeo.
March 16, 2011
- Brain Trauma Foundation Supports Legislation Requiring Stronger Standards for Youth Football Helmets
February 17, 2011
- Register for March 15-16th meeting, Tale of Our Cities: Planning for an Interdisciplinary Response to Terrorist Use of Explosives
- Register for July 12-14th conference, SickKids Centre for Brain & Behavior 2nd Biennial Conference, Brain Injury in Children
February 15, 2011
- Just posted two new webinar recordings from January and February 2011. View them here.
January 24, 2011
BTF President Dr. Jamshid Ghajar was quoted in the below articles in the La Times by Melissa Healy on January 24, 2011.
La Times/January 24, 2011
The spectral images, reproduced in neurosurgery journals and textbooks, could be captioned “Beauty and the Beast.”
Captured by X-ray and CT scan, the human brain is pierced by a bullet, nail, pool cue or chunk of razor-sharp debris. The intruding object has ripped a jagged vortex of destruction through the brain’s gelatinous lobes and forged an even wider path of quivering shock. If the projectile came in hard and fast, shards of broken skull will be scattered through the delicate tissue. The bullet might have ricocheted off bone and tumbled wildly in the cavity, bursting blood vessels and carving uneven holes where, only moments before, healthy brain cells had hummed.
La Times/ January 24, 2011
In the 1946 issue of the Annals of Surgery, U.S. Army Maj. Ralph A. Munslow chronicled in exquisite detail the emergency care of 140 soldiers and civilians who suffered grievous head wounds — mainly from shell fragments — during the 5th Army’s 1944 operation to seize and hold a beachhead in Anzio, Italy.
January 9, 2011
- BTF President Dr. Jamshid Ghajar was quoted in ABC News article “Gabrielle Giffords in Medically Induced Coma to Help Brain Rest”
- Dr. Ghajar quoted in The Daily Beast article “Gabrielle Giffords Condition: Can Her Brain Heal?”
November 22, 2010
- Dr. Ghajar will be presenting in White Plains, NY on December 3rd. The conference is tittled, Traumatic Brain Injury: The Road to Recovery. For more information go to www.asnr.com.
- New webinar announced on Traumatic Brain Injury as Chronic Disease. Dr. Brent Masel is the presenter.
October 25, 2010
- Congratulations to BTF staff Dr. Jun Maruta, Stephanie Lee, and Dr. Jamshid Ghajar on the research publication of A unified science of concussion.
October 15, 2010
- Just posted webinar on Management of Concussions in the Young Student-Athlete: New Rules, New Tools by Dr. Gerard Gioia. Check it out here.
September 28, 2010
- Missed today’s webinar? New free educational webinar just posted on “A Unified Science of Concussion” presented by Brain Trauma Foundation President, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar. View the webinar here.
September 23, 2010
- Please help BTF welcome our new Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert David Zimmerman from Weill-Cornell Medical College. Click here to learn more about Dr. Zimmerman.
- Click here to learn how to participate in newly posted research studies.
- New free webinars posted for viewing! The target audience for these webinars is healthcare professionals but all are welcome to watch. Topics include pediatric TBI, seizure management, hypertonic saline, and many more. New webinars will be posted each month.
September 13, 2010
- New BTF research publication: “Visual Tracking Synchronization as a Metric for Concussion Screening”
June 8, 2010
- New AAN Guideline on Determining Brain DeathThe AAN website has a number of related guideline tools, including a clinician summary, caregiver/family summary, clinical case example, slide presentation, and supplementary clinician tools. All are accessible from the guidelines web page. View Press Release here
Social Networking Update
We regret to inform you that Dr. Anthony Marmarou passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010, of cardiac causes. He will be particularly remembered for his devotion to the cause of traumatic brain injury research, as well as for his many other scientific contributions. Those who knew him well will remember his wonderful sense of humor, his loyalty and his compassion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
Marmarou Research Fund
Richmond, VA 23298-0234
You can find more information at the National Neurotrauma Society.