The Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) and Brain Injury Canada just released a national report on the need to recognize moderate to severe TBI as a chronic condition. The report sheds light on the gravity of severe TBI in Canada, the leading cause of death and disability among Canadians under 40. Brain-injured individuals can lose their identity, relationships, jobs, financial and emotional security, and independence-- if they survive. The report calls on the Canadian government and its healthcare system to allocate responsive programming and resources for Canadians with debilitating TBI over their lifetime.
The International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR) 2024 General Assembly will be held in Bethesda, Maryland January 24 – 25, 2024. This meeting will take place immediately after the NINDS-sponsored TBI Reclassification Workshop, held in Bethesda from January 22 – 23, 2024.
The 2022 InTBIR General Assembly and Scientific Meeting was held on Saturday 16th July ahead of the 15th International Neurotrauma Symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin.
Members attended both in person and online to hear updates from the newly formed Working Groups, presentations from other InTBIR members on planned and ongoing collaborative research as well as the Keynote presentation which was given by Professor Andrew Maas.
The key aims of the meeting were to:
- Welcome new members to InTBIR and explain what we seek to achieve and how we plan to go about it.
- Provide an update from the Working Groups to allow members to choose areas of collaboration and contribution.
- Update members on proposed funding opportunities for TBI research and provide an opportunity to discuss collaborative multinational applications to address these opportunities.
- Provide a platform for individuals to present planned and ongoing research, with the aim of identifying research partners in other disciplines or countries.
The meeting concluded with the Keynote presentation from Professor Andrew Maas titled “Looking back to move forward”.
If you are involved in a large-scale Traumatic Brain Injury study or a project that is national and has the potential to be international in scope, join us and contribute towards improving the health care and lessen the global burden of TBI. Please refer to our membership policy document for further information and our membership application form.
Neurosurgery Connection 2022 Annual Meeting, 8-12 October 2022, San Francisco, California USA
The European Associate of Neurosurgical Societies 2022 Congress, 16-20 October 2022, Belgrade, Spain
Neurocritical Care Society 20th Annual Meeting, 17-21 October 2022, San Antonio, Texas USA
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 35th Annual Conference, 22-26 October 2022, Paris, France
Euro Neuro 31st Euro Congress on Neurologists and Psychiatrists, 24-25 October 2022, Paris France
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 1st EuroAfrica Conference, 9-13 February 2023 Cairo, Egypt
41st ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, 21-24 March 2023, Brussels, Belgium
30th Anniversary Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 25-28 March 2023, San Francisco, California USA
National Neurotrauma Society 2023 Symposium, 24-28 June 2023, Austin, Texas USA
TBI-Challenge 2023, 30-1 December 2023, Vienna, Austria
16th International NeuroTrauma Symposium INTS, 2-5 September 2024, Cambridge UK
The InTBIR Phase 2 Autumn meeting will be held on the 10th November from 18:00-22:00 (UK GMT). The meeting will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend.
The DAQCORD guidelines were developed in relation to a large Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) observational study by multiple investigators and as a direct outcome of InTBIR. A publication of these guidelines is available at the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/cts.2020.24 and they along with several examples can be found at https://www.daqcord.org/.
DAQCORD was nominated to undergo the INCF Standards and Best Practices (SBP) endorsement process on April 27, 2020. The INCF endorsement process consists of 3 steps: 1) independent expert review, 2) community review, and 3) SBP Committee review. Read more about the INCF endorsement process here.
After going through the review process, the SBP made the unanimous decision to endorse DAQCORD as INCF’s first endorsed Best Practice on 2 June, 2021.
As part of the second phase of InTBIR, the site is getting re-designed and moved to a new domain https://intbir.incf.org. The development efforts are supported by INCF.
A webinar to discuss the second phase of InTBIR was organized on 12th of April 2021. In addition, to facilitate engagement of colleagues in Asia and Australasia,the webinar was repeated on the 13th of April 2021.