Rik Siro recently attended the Brain Injury Summit – A Meeting of the Minds, in Vail, Colorado. The conference was hosted by Craig Hospital, a world-renowned hospital specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and research regarding patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Conference was a gathering of some of the best and brightest traumatic brain injury doctors, researchers, therapists, and rehabilitation specialists in the country.
TBI medical specialists and researchers around the world are making great strides in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injury patients. Subjects explored in the conference included advances in Neuro Imaging, Acute and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and the diagnosis and treatment of Pediatric and Sports Concussions in high school and college athletes.
The biggest takeaway from the Summit for traumatic brain injury attorneys representing injured patients is that traumatic brain Injury is not a single event resulting in an acute medical disorder that goes away over time, with no residual symptoms or impairment. As documented in peer-reviewed study after study, TBI is a disease process, a chronic condition, requiring intensive, multi-disciplinary medical care at the time of injury, and follow-up treatment, evaluation, and care for years, and perhaps a lifetime.