Brain Trauma Foundation Endorses the Working Group

November 18, 2015

We are pleased to announce the endorsement of the Working Group by the Brain Trauma Foundation.   For 30 years, the Brain Trauma Foundation has been conducting innovative clinical research and developing evidence-based guidelines that improve outcomes for the millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. From concussion to coma, Brain Trauma Foundation’s expertise allows us to better educate athletes, coaches, families, and medical professionals for improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.  BTF’s Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury have been a guiding light in TBI care for the past 20 years.

Report from the Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development (TED) Meeting

November 13, 2015

The second TED meeting was held on November 9-10 in Napa, California.  Better designed clinical trials leading to the first successful treatments for traumatic brain injury are the goals of the TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative.  See https://tbiendpoints.ucsf.edu/.  TED is part of the TRACK-TBI project.  The meeting was led by Dr. Geoff Manley (UCSF) and participants were from academia, industry, and government.  Representatives from the FDA were present to ensure the pathway to clinical use is considered up front in the design of therapeutic agents and devices.

Our Working Group meeting theme of improving data collection in clinical trials was echoed in the Clinical Breakout session.  It is gaining traction and possibly some funding proposals.

1st Poster Presented from Working Group

Anna-PosterNovember 5, 2015

Dr. Anna Rodriguez presented a poster at the Connected Health 2015 Symposium in Boston, October 29-30.  The poster was titled Review of Medical Device Connectivity in Neurocritical Care.  To our knowledge, it is the first publication that reviews the quality of medical device communications.  On the last day of the meeting, Anna was approached by an editor encouraging her to submit the full version of the paper to one of his journals.  We will provide an update on further publications.

You can download the poster and the associated paper in the Documents section of this website.