About this event

  • 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 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.

 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 15 January 2020.

Member

RSM Associate
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
RSM Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
RSM Student
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
RSM Trainee
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January

Non - Member

AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
Consultant / GP
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
Student
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January
Trainee
Day 1 Day 2
£0.00 Meeting - day one - Thursday 16 January
£0.00 Meeting - day two - Friday 17 January

Agenda

View the programme 16 January 2020

Registration, tea and coffee
Opening ceremony and STO overview and introduction

Capt Dr Jack Tsao, Chief, Naval Operations Capability & Assessments Branch, University of Tennessee Health Science Centre

Traumatic brain injury due to explosive blast wave propagation: A soldier's perspective

MWO Mark Jones,  Canadian Armed Forces

Repetitive brain injury: lessons learned

MWO Richard Landriault, Joint Counter Explosives Threat Task Force (JCET TF), Canadian Armed Forces

Traumatic brain injury policies of NATO countries

Capt Dr Jack Tsao, MWO Mark Jones and MWO Richard Landriault

Tea and coffee break
Operational considerations, blast traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care

Capt Dr Jack Tsao, Col Dr Eric Vermetten, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands Defence and Dr Mattias Skold, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute 

Lunch
Research, chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Dr Marten Risling, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute 

Acute evaluation and treatment

LCol Dr Markus Besemann, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, Col Alan Mistlin, Centre for Mental and Cognitive Health Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center and Capt Dr Jack Tsao

Tea and coffee break
Neurocognitive testing

Capt Dr Jack Tsao and Col Dr Eric Vermetten

Close of day
View the programme 17 January 2020

Registration, tea and coffee
Management of headache, sleep, endocrine disturbances, dizziness, and balance disequilibrium

LCol Dr Markus Besemann, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, Col Alan Mistlin, Centre for Mental and Cognitive Health Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center and Capt Dr Jack Tsao, Chief of Naval Operations Capability & Assessments Branch, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Tea and coffee break
Progressive return to activity following mild traumatic brain injury

Col Alan Mistlin 

Treatment and rehabilitation of co-morbid polytrauma and psychiatric disturbances including post traumatic stress disorder

Col Alan Mistlin and Col Dr Eric Vermetten, Leiden University Medical Center 

Lunch
Long-term consequences of head injury and occupational impairements

LCol Dr Markus Besemann and Capt Dr Jack Tsao

Tea and coffee break
Impact on families

Col Alan Mistlin

Final case

LCol Dr Markus Besemann

Concluding remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom