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Annual DOD Psychological Health, TBI Summit Features State of Science

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The 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Summit themed, “Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices,” begins Tuesday. The live, virtual summit will run until Thursday. Health care providers, researchers and service members are encouraged to join.

Registration for the summit will remain open through the event, but it’s a good idea to register as early as possible to secure a spot. View the summit agenda for the full list of presentations to help plan your days.

Presentation Topics

Every year summit presenters cover a wide range of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury (TBI), this year’s presentations include:

For the psychological health track:

  • Best practices for health care providers treating transgender service members
  • Reviews of the data on sexual assault within the Defense Department, and symptoms co-occurring with this trauma
  • Treatment needs of service members facing issues with gambling disorders

For the TBI track:

  • Gender differences in service members with a TBI
  • The risks of substance use following a TBI
  • The effect of chronic pain and trauma that may result from a TBI

Presenters and panelists will feature these and many more topics over the course of the summit.

Visit the DCoE Blog page to read about sessions from previous summits and check out the DCoE Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates from the event.

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This page was last updated on: September 14, 2017.