CNRM - Past TBI Events

Past TBI Events

March 5-6, 2020
2020 National Capital Area Traumatic Brain Injury Research Symposium 
Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD 

CNRM has hosted the National Capital Area TBI Research Symposium every year since 2011. This two-day event takes place in March during Brain Injury Awareness Month in the Natcher Conference Center at NIH. Its goal is to bring together staff, students, and subject matter experts from local private and federal organizations to network, exchange ideas, and, ultimately, advance TBI research. This event includes a keynote, plenary and oral presentations; poster, breakout, and networking sessions; panel discussions; and a poster award ceremony. The 2020 Symposium had over 350 participants and 120 abstract submissions. It has become one of the leading TBI research meetings in the Washington, D.C. area.  For more information about the 2020 NCA TBI Research Symposium, please visit its website at  

March 3-5, 2020
The 9th Department of Defense State-of-the-Science Meeting on Blast Injury Research 
RAND Corporation Office, Arlington, VA 

This meeting's objective was to determine what is known and what needs to be known on: 1). The epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries; 2). Prevention and acute management of blast-related burn injuries; 3). Prolonged field care and blast-related burn injuries; 4). The chronic care of blast-related burn injuries; and 5). Game changing opportunities to transform blast-related burn injury research

October 19-23, 2019 
Neuroscience 2019
McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL 

The Society for Neuroscience's 49th annual meeting welcomed neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.  

October 13-15, 2019 
American Neurological Association's Meeting (ANA 2019) 
Marriott St. Louis Grand, St. Louis, MO 

ANA 2019 welcomed over 800 worldwide neurologists and neuroscientists to St. Louis, MO to share exciting research updates and best practices. This scientific symposia showcased cutting-edge basic science and new translational applications to care. Special Interest Group sessions and Interactive Lunch Workshops spotlighted advances across the full spectrum of neurologic subspecialties. Professional development sessions will include tips on how to advance career goals. CNRM's Director, Dr. David Brody, co-lead the meeting's Traumatic Brain Injury Special Interest Group

August 19-22, 2019 
Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) 
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL 

The MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It is a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. It provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information among military providers, scientists, international partners, and industry about research and health care initiatives within these topic areas: Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Military Infectious Diseases, and Radiation Health Effects. 

July 11-12, 2019 
Blast Injury Conference
Imperial College, United Kingdom

This conference included multidisciplinary presentations that delved into a broad range of topics related to military and civilian blast injury. It provided a stimulating environment where international and UK researchers, clinicians, and specialists from across the research pipeline showcased their discoveries; reinforced existing and sparked new collaborations; and shared knowledge and awareness in topics associated with blast injury. CNRM's Director, Dr. David Brody, attended this event and gave a plenary presentation entitled "Blast-related Concussive Traumatic Brain Injuries from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." To read more about this conference, please visit

June 29-July 3, 2019
Neurotrauma 2019
Wyndham Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Bridging Gaps in Understanding the Neurobiology and Neurotechnology of Function after Neurotrauma.” This meeting brought together scientists, clinicians, and health-care providers, who are dedicated to the study of neurotrauma, to translate research-generated knowledge into improved patient care.

June 27, 2019 
Symptom Science Center: A Resource for Precision Health
Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Division of Intramural Research hosted a scientific symposium to mark the launch of its new NINR-led Symptom Science Center, a trans-NIH resource for the scientific community. The event featured a keynote address from Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research; an introduction to the Symptom Science Center; scientific panels on cancer-related symptoms, patient-reported outcomes and symptom science at the NIH Clinical Center, and symptom clusters in concussions; and a poster session. 

June 5-6, 2019
2019 State of the Science Summit: Paths to Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury(s)
Kellogg Conference Hotel, Washington D.C.

This two day, invitation-only event gave attendees a well-rounded assessment of the current TBI research, policy, and clinical care landscape. It focused on the taxonomy and nosology of chronic TBI sequelae; challenges and opportunities in clinical practice and development; and the etiology and mechanisms of persistent symptoms. The meeting’s sessions helped develop a roadmap for advancing translational science for TBI.

May 16-17, 2019 
Arrowhead Publishers' 9th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA 

This conference brought together researchers and clinicians from industry, academia, the military, and the government to present ground-breaking research in a variety of areas related to TBI. This event provided an opportunity for a variety of stakeholders to present original research and analysis that provided a full picture of the progress made towards better diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for TBI survivors. 

March 25, 2019
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program's (CDMRP) Combat Readiness-Medical Research Program FY 19 Stakeholders Meeting
Fort Detrick, Maryland

This meeting brought together experts from a wide range of subject areas to identify knowledge gaps, outcomes,and product needs for the state of the science and patients.