273321 Trends of traumatic brain injury in the US and the public health response

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Lisa McGuire, PhD , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an issue with significant public health impact. In 2009, approximately 3.5 million annual TBI-related hospitalizations, Emergency Department visits, and outpatient or office-based encounters have been identified as cases of TBI alone or TBI in conjunction with other injuries or conditions. Since the mid-1990s, the US Congress has mandated and authorized CDC and other Federal agencies to assist with efforts to reduce the burden of this potentially preventable condition. Beginning with the TBI Act of 1996, we chronicle congressionally-mandated public laws, which have guided Federal agencies to develop and strengthen existing surveillance and preventive efforts. Additionally, this session will outline National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's surveillance activities, describe the evolution of the TBI surveillance system, review trends in TBI statistics, and discuss gaps in TBI epidemiology. Lastly, presenters will provide recommendations to further develop the framework for surveillance.

Learning Objectives:
Describe trends in TBI-related statistics. Explain the evolution and gaps in TBI surveillance and epidemiology.

Keywords: Traumatic Brain Injury, Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have Ph.D. in lifespan cognitive development, over 20 years of research experience in aspects of cognitive functioning, and a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.