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InTBIR 2nd Conference - October 17-18, 2013 | Vancouver, Canada

Following the  International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury (InTBIR)meeting in Brussels in 2011, the three founding agencies, the European Commission’s Health Directorate, the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Canada's CIHR  –Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, agreed  to several common objectives. One of these was to support new research in the field of TBI. To that end over the past  two  yearsall three agencies have independently launched  a number offunding opportunities now supporting  more than a dozen new projects focused on basic and clinical TBI research, representing a total investment of more than $90M USD. 

 InTBIR isa unique consortium of funding agencies  focused on  improvingclinical outcomes and  lessening  the global burden of TBI by 2020. Successful research  projects will examine  causal  relationships between treatments and clinically meaningful outcomes  (­‐4422(12)70166-­‐7/fulltext). InTBIR  activities are designed to accelerate scientific and clinical progress in TBI research through enhanced communication, coordination and collaboration.  Through an international, multidisciplinary collaborative endeavour  InTBIR  hopes  to find  better diagnostics and effective therapies  to reduce  the global burden of TBI by 2020.

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