Main Conference Day Two: Thursday, June 24, 2010

7:00 Registration & Coffee

8:00 Welcome Remarks

8:05 DoD Efforts to Standardize TBI Care for Wounded Warriors

The DoD is collaborating on essential programs with a range of federal agencies to ensure Wounded Warriors are provided medical services across the continuum of care. This session address will center on how DoD leadership is providing oversight and policy to provide wounded Service members, Veterans and families with a seamless quality of care from recovery to rehabilitation.

Jan E. Kennedy
Ph.D., Neuropsychologist / Senior Scientific Director
Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center

8:40 - 9:30 Continuum Of Care Keynote: Wounded Warrior Perspective The Golden Hour And Beyond

The Golden Hour is a critical period in Warrior care. What happens during those precious minutes is crucial, but what about the hours, weeks, months and years thereafter? This powerful session will explore the experiences of OIF/OEF Veterans and their path to wellness.

Lt Col Gregory R. Martin
Commanding Officer
USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion West

9:30 Keynote Session: Warrior mTBI Management: Educate-Train-Treat-Track

The goal of the Warrior mTBI Management program is to affect a cultural change in fighter management after concussive events. The Army’s vision is to have every Warrior treated appropriately to minimize concussive injury and maximize recovery. The ultimate mission is to produce an educated force trained and prepared to provide early recognition, treatment & tracking of concussive injuries in order to protect Warrior health.

BG Richard W. Thomas
Assistant Surgeon General (Force Projection)

10:00 Keynote Session: From Strategic Vision to Resourcing Reality

10:30 Break In Expo Hall

10:50 Session: Improving The Health Of Soldiers, Veterans & Their Families

Find out current initiatives for the prevention of disease and injuries, safeguarding and improving the health and performance of the military community.

John J. Resta
Scientific Advisor
U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional)

11:35 Strategic Initiatives In Rehabilitation & Reintegration

Warriors returning from theater require assistance and support in order to optimize their post-combat quality of life. The rehabilitation and reintegration needs of individual Service Members may differ yet the standards of care should be the same. This informative session will focus on rehabilitation and reintegration from the strategic level, and provide awareness on current policy and clinical standards for aiding in the transition of injured soldiers.

COL Barbara Springer, PT, PhD, OCS, SCS
Director, Proponency Office for Rehabilitation & Reintegration
Office of the Surgeon General

12:15 Lunch In Expo Hall



1:20 Case Study: Mobile Behavioral Health Teams: Embedding Behavioral Healthcare Within Combat Units

  • MBHT program overview
  • Bridging the gap between troops, hospitals & providers
  • Strategies for providing tailored behavioral healthcare to Soldiers

MAJ Christopher Ivany
Chief, Mobile Behavioral Health Service
Evans Army Community Hospital

1:20 TBI Case Study: Use Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy To Treat Mild To Moderate TBI

  • Treating wounded warriors with TBI
  • An inside look at the study
  • Desired outcomes

E. George Wolf
Staff Physician, Hyperbaric Medicine
San Antonio Military Medical Center

2:10 Invisible Wounds Of War: Neuropsychiatric Illness In Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans

  • Complex comorbidities of PTSD, TBI, substance dependence and depression
  • How the typical OIF/OEF Veterans present
  • Recognizing neuropsychiatric illness symptoms and treatment options

Kimberly A. Arlinghaus, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine

2:10 VA Continuum Of Care In Polytrauma

  • Polytrauma postconcussive pain & PTSD
  • Addressing current conflicts in the continuum
  • Barriers for return to work, meaningful structure & home environment

Lisa Perla, ARNP, CNRN
Polytrauma Network Site Coordinator
James A. Haley VA Medical Center

2:55 Break In Expo Hall

3:25 Homecoming: Warrior to Citizen

  • Service member/veteran and family reintegration issues
  • Educating communities, families, service members, employers & providers to support and assist in reintegration
  • Warrior skills versus home skills
  • Combat Operational Stress Reaction vs. PTSD vs. TBI and other behavioral health issues

LTC Cynthia Rasmussen RN MSN CANP
Director Psychological Health
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (alt.)
88th Regional Support Command

3:25 Post Deployment Reintegration Strategies

  • Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
  • Identifying areas of concern and accessing care for deployment related conditions
  • Reintegrating with civilian careers and family

4:20 Session: Promoting Family Resiliency

Adapting well in the face of trauma, tragedy, challenges and adversity is the hallmark of resiliency. Family resiliency refers to the military family’s success in negotiating the many challenges of military life that the entire family experiences. Military families are critical to overall mission success in all branches of today’s military. This session will highlight what military families are doing to bounce back from difficult experiences and build resilience, which is essential not only to the military member’s success, but also to overall mission accomplishment.

Maj L. Lynn Pauley, USAF
20th Medical Group
Shaw Air Force Base


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