Invisible Injuries...


The primary purpose of the 2013 Symposium, a joint activity by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc . , is designed to introduce, alert, and expand the knowledge base of primary care providers  in the health care, medical, and mental health professions to: 

a) the scientific and clinical knowledge base associated with   Invisible Injuries , specifically

  • TBI -  traumatic brain injury
  • PTSD -   post-traumatic stress disorder
  • SWBI -   shock wave and blast injury
  • PT -   poly-trauma

b)  the fact that  nearly 60% of veterans with  Invisible Injuries  are being treated outside the Veteran Health Administration (i.e., hospitals and clinics) System

c) introduce and discuss the diagnostic tools used to identify Invisible Injuries

d) suggest proven treatment or intervention strategies, and 

e) recommend available management options.  

Learn more about the rationale for this symposium on Invisible Injuries by clicking  HERE .

Why attend the 2013 Symposium ?

  • Clinically developed symposium for primary care providers in health care, medical, and mental health professions
  • Clinical application for treating patients who are veterans, their families and all patient populations suffering from Invisible Injuries
  • 3 nationally known keynote speakers addressing Invisible Injuries
  • 25 luminary authorities providing both scientific and clinical content 
  • Designed to address:

              TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

              PTSD -  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

              SWBI -  Shock Wave and Blast Injury

              PT - Poly-Traumas

              CAM -  Complementary and Alternative Medicines

  • Award winning documentary and moderarted discussion with filmmaker and her veteran subject
  • Live Streaming  outside of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
  • The Symposium is in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Click HERE   to learn more about accreditation.
  • A post-symposium activity will be offered to attendees and others. 

The National Biennial Symposium For Veterans looks forward to your attendance as well as the attendance of your colleagues in the host city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 4-5, 2013.

This symposium is being spearheaded by the  Wisconsin Veterans Foundation, Inc. ,

       Medical College of Wisconsin , and the     

      Joining Forces Initiative .

In kind sponsors include:   VA Medical Centers , Defense Centers of Excellence , National Intrepid Center of Excellence , Defense Advance Research Projects Agency , and the Defense and Brain Injury Center

Monitor this page as new partners in developing the 2013 Symposium are added.


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