8th International Initiative For Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR) Meeting was conducted in Bethesda, MD, USA between 24-25th of October 2019. In 2020 InTBIR will be transitioning to an investigator led organization to continue the mission of increasing collaboration, harmonization, information sharing, and research prioritization among TBI investigators across the world. This meeting will help determine the direction and next steps for the new phase of InTBIR.
Day 1 Videocast: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=35084
Day 2 Videocast: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=35088
- The InTBIR coordinating committee had a teleconference on February 2, 2019 to discuss and plan about the upcoming 8th InTBIR conference and review the current progress of the goals set forward by the InTBIR partners.
The 7th Annual InTBIR Meeting held in Brussels, Belgium. on October 19-20, 2018 was convened to review progress toward achieving the goal of improving outcomes and lessening the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The sixth conference of the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR) was convened to review progress toward achieving the goal of improving outcomes and lessening the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by 2020. InTBIR was founded in 2012 by funding agencies from the EU, Canada and the United States. This year’s meeting was sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The 102 participants included leaders in TBI research and funders from Europe, Canada, and the United States.
Challenges and Solutions in Data Curation: the CENTER Experience – Dr. Andrew Maas
Managing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Without Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring in Pediatric Populations – Dr. Nancy Temkin
Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe TBI Phase III (BOOST III) – Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia
Challenge of International Guideline Development – Dr. Franco Servadei
American College of Surgeons – Dr. David Hoyt
Brain Trauma Foundation – Dr. Annette Totten
Ontario Pediatric and Adult Guidelines for Concussion/mTBI – Dr. Roger Zemek
Living Systematic Reviews: Principles and Progress – Dr. Alexis Turgeon
Translation of Living Systematic Reviews into Living Guidelines: Challenges and Opportunities – Dr. Andrew Maas
Summary of Living Guidelines for Global TBI - Dr. David Menon
International Rare Disease Consortium (IRDiRC) – Dr. Adam Hartman
Wings for Life – Dr. Jan Schwab
International Human Epigenomic Consortium (IHEC) – Dr. Eric Marcotte
European Commission – Dr. Stephane Hogan
One Mind for Research – General Peter Chiarelli
4th International Initiative For Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR) Meeting was conducted in Brussels, Belgium between 13-14th of October 2015
The focus of the third InTBIR meeting in San Francisco in June 2014 was on ways to promote synergy. A series of sessions during this meeting provided a forum for discussing ways to acquire, share, and analyze the TBI research data across the spectrum of age, injury severity, and time (acute to chronic), requisite steps for enabling synergy across projects. The following is a summary of the meeting, the agenda and a list of participants.
An ad hoc meeting InTBIR meeting was held in conjunction with the International Neurotrauma Society Meeting in Budapest, Hungary March 19, 2014. The goal was to take advantage of an opportunity to meet in person to informally provide updates on progress and to develop an agenda for the next InTBIR meeting. NINDS, CIHR and EU funded investigators that were in attendance gave brief updates on their current progress and issues. Ancillary projects in China, India, and Australia were also described and the need to develop a plan for adding members was identified and will be further discussed by the InTBIR Executive Committee. There were also helpful discussions about what to include on the agenda for the 2014 Annual InTBIR Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, California, June 28-29, 2014.
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 (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-‐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.
The European Commission (EC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) jointly sponsored a workshop on October18–20, 2011 in Brussels to discuss the feasibility and benefits of an international collaboration in the field of traumaticbrain injury (TBI) research. The workshop brought together scientists, clinicians, patients, and industry representativesfrom around the globe as well as funding agencies from the EU, Spain, the United States, and Canada. Sessions tackledboth the possible goals and governance of a future initiative and the scientific questions that would most benefit from anintegrated international effort: how to optimize data collection and sharing; injury classification; outcome measures;clinical study design; and statistical analysis. There was a clear consensus that increased dialogue and coordination ofresearch at an international level would be beneficial for advancing TBI research, treatment, and care. To this end, the EC,the NIH, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research expressed interest in developing a framework for an internationalinitiative for TBI Research (InTBIR). The workshop participants recommended that InTBIR initially focus on collecting,standardizing, and sharing clinical TBI data for comparative effectiveness research, which will ultimately result in bettermanagement and treatments for TBI.