2014 Traumatic Brain Injury Global Synapse

Arlington, VA US
September 15, 2014 to September 17, 2014

Live Event: September 15-17, 2014


More than 300,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 2000, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). TBIs sustained during combat not only affect the health and safety of individual service members, but also the level of unit readiness and troop retention; yet, the vast majority of service members and veterans sustain these injuries in a non-deployed setting because of the strenuous nature of their training or participation in competitive sports, vehicle collisions and daring recreational activities.

The 2014 TBI Global Synapse is geared toward multidisciplinary health care providers in military treatment facilities and clinics, complex polytrauma centers and community-based Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. The training will focus on how to deliver evidence-based care that is timely, thorough, compassionate and appropriate to each patient and family.

Sessions will address best practices in TBI assessment; diagnosis and treatment; innovative approaches to multidisciplinary care; management of comorbidities, including psychological health conditions; and successful reintegration strategies.

Seven on-demand sessions will complement the live conference sessions.

Target Audience: This program will be beneficial to mental health practitioners including psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers, clinicians and therapists. Any other mental health professionals are invited to attend.

13.25 contact hours. (Includes Social Work hours) NC AHEC is a 2014 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. CEUs will be awarded to participants who attend 100% of this program. This program will provide 13.25 APA continuing education credit to Psychologists.


  • You are required to set up your profile in EthosCE to receive credit after attending an event.  Click on the following link, http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/ then select Join in the upper right hand corner of the Home Page.  For further instructions please click on the following link to our quick reference card.
  • The Duke CE Portal will send a confirmation notice to your email address. Open this email message and click on the link in the email to confirm your profile set up.
  • The confirmation link will take you back to the Duke CE Portal where you will enter and confirm the password that you set up.
  • Once you enter the password, scroll to the top of the page to see the "GREEN BANNER" that reads "The changes have been saved"
  • Keep a record of the ID/password.  If you register for CME credit you will need to complete the certification process using the Duke CME Portal.


  1. Go to the interactive agenda found at http://dcoe.adobeconnect.com/tbi/event/speaker_info.html

  2. Click on the desired session, and a pop-up window will appear.

  3. Click on the “Launch” to enter the Adobe Connect virtual meeting room.

  4. Login to the Adobe Connect virtual meeting room a guest, using First and Last Name (e.g., John Smith)

  5. Audio is not provided via Adobe Connect.  For audio, please dial

  • CONUS 888-455-3618, participant passcode: 3972115

  •  International 630-395-0060, participant passcode: 3972115


  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.

Learning Objectives

  • discuss advances in TBI assessment, diagnosis and treatment gained from more than a decade of conflict
  • articulate the roles and contributions of each member of the multidisciplinary treatment team throughout the continuum of care
  • employ Defense Department/Veterans Administration clinical tools, guidelines and recommendations to construct treatment plans
  • identify key government and academic research initiatives and findings that may contribute to the body of knowledge about TBI
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.25 ANCC
  • 13.25 Attendance
  • 13.25 APA Credit
  • 1.33 CEU
  • 13.25 NASW credits
  • 13.25 NBCC
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
09/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Activity Ends: 
09/17/2014 - 11:59pm
Defense Health Agency
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Available Credit

  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.25 ANCC
  • 13.25 Attendance
  • 13.25 APA Credit
  • 1.33 CEU
  • 13.25 NASW credits
  • 13.25 NBCC
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