- Date and time Thu 16 Jan 2020 from 8:30am to 17 Jan 2020 at 4:45pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Military Medicine, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
PLEASE NOTE: All delegates booked onto an overflow room will be watching a livestream of the main auditorium.
The Science and Technology Organisation from NATO and the RSM Military Medicine section will bring together an international faculty of experts to give an update on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury.
This meeting is free to attend.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concussion, is a significant military operational and civilian medical problem. This lecture series will review the state of medical knowledge and discuss medical treatment in the deployed as well as post-deployment settings. Participants will leave with increased ability to accurately diagnose mTBI/concussion and to treat patients appropriately.
The RLS will cover the following key topics and dimensions:
- A description of existing clinical practice for all participating NATO countries;
- Current TBI research;
- Identification of existing gaps in knowledge;
- Principles for best practices.
Specific topics to be addressed will include:
- The potential impact of mTBI/PCS on Military Operations;
- The significance of explosive blasts as a mechanism of injury;
- Description of existing Clinical Practice Guidelines;
- Key features of mTBI/post-concussion syndrome and the co-occurrence and overlap with other physiologic and/or mental health problems, such as PTSD.
The mission of STO is to conduct and promote co-operative research and information exchange. STO consists of a three level organization: the Science and Technology Board (STB), the Panels and the Technical Teams. The Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel is one of the seven Panels under the STB.
The mission of the Human Factors and Medicine Panel is to provide the science and technology base for optimising safety, health, well being and performance of the human in operational environments with consideration of affordability. This involves understanding and ensuring the physical, physiological, psychological and cognitive compatibility among military personnel, technological systems, missions, and environments. This is accomplished by exchange of information, collaborative experiments and shared field trials.
Please note that no refreshments will be provided.
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