Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2010: Military TBI and PTSD Research

On Nov. 16, 2010, SfN held the Public Advocacy Forum entitled “Military TBI & PTSD Research: Advancing Science, Reducing Stigma, and Providing Hope” at Neuroscience 2010 in San Diego. The forum featured a military leader, U.S. and international scientists, and a brain injury patient advocate for a discussion of the role and future of military research on these “signature injuries” of war; progress and new discoveries being made; and how emerging knowledge can be applied to address broader civilian health issues, from epilepsy to depression and PTSD. Moderator was Bruce S. McEwen, PhD. Speakers included Robert J. Ursano, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services; Mark J. Ashley, ScD, CCC-SLP, CCM, President/CEO, Centre for Neuro Skills; Milos Pekny, MD, PhD, Professor, Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Göteborg University; and Regina Armstrong, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, & Genetics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services.