Headache And Migraine Leaders To Address Growing Issue Of Traumatic Brain Injury In Teen Athletes And U.S. Military Forces
Hundreds of headache, migraine and brain injury specialists will take a close look at traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its prevention and treatment, as well as at a range of headache/migraine-related topics, at the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society. Important new work will be presented at two major sessions – one on pediatric concussion and the second on brain injury among combat forces. Scientific papers will cover a range of clinical and basic studies on headache-related topics.
TBI is a growing worldwide health crisis for both teenagers injured in sports and military personnel serving in wars, especially in recent Middle East conflicts. Undiagnosed and untreated, TBI can result in long-term neurological, psychological and cognitive damage.
FACT: The number of teens treated in U.S. emergency rooms for TBI increased 60% between 2001 and 2009, says the CDC.
FACT: About 19% of 300,000 returning American service members experienced a possible traumatic brain injury while deployed, with 7% reporting both a probable brain injury and current post traumatic stress disorder, according to a Rand Corporation study.
Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 24, 2012, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles
International experts on TBI including:
- Military Panel: Alan G. Finkel, MD, Ann I. Scher, MD
- Pediatric Panel: Heidi Blume, MD, MPH, Jason Lerner, MD, Scott Powers, PhD, A. David Rothner, MD
Source: The American Headache Society (AHS)