The Invisible Injuries Symposium has been tentatively postponed.  This in know way suggests that Invisible Injuries are not a priority; in fact the need is greater than ever.  The Joint Planning Committee of the 2013 Symposium on Invisible Injuries is in the process of refining the content and mode(s) of presentation for primary care providers treating military, veterans, and civilians with the complex of issues associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.

The Joint Planning Committee is presently looking at the second quarter of 2014 (e.g., May, 2014).  The Symposium will still be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To keep abreast of the Symposium and the activities please be sure to add your name to our email listing for the latest updates.

Please take a few moments and view the following CBS News 60 Minutes story on Invisible Wounds - showing the truly visual evidence of the impact of war and the impact on those who have and are serving in our military.

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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