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 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 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/.
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.