Chronic Brain Injury Task Force

Chronic Brain Injury Task Force

Meet us in Atlanta! ACRM Conference Fall 2017

FRI 27 OCT  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM:  Chronic Brain Injury Task Force (BI-ISIG) Meeting     REGISTERED YET?



Kristen Dams-O'Connor

Kristen Dams-O'Connor,

Flora Hammond

Flora Hammond,


The mission of the task force is to work on a series of projects aimed at understanding and improving long-term (chronic) brain injury outcomes.



  1.  Study of commonly experienced medical conditions among survivors of moderate-severe TBI 20+ years post-injury (Lead: Mary Pat Murphy, ReMed)Overview of project: Replicate ReMed’s methods at other sites with access to long-term TBI survivors: collect ICD9 codes from medical records twice yearly to track emerging medical issues and rehospitalization.Collaborators: Mary Pat Murphy, Mel Glenn, Cindy Davie (and possibly Mike Mizzoni, Joe Giacino).

  2. "TBI 101" paper to be published in a Family Medicine/Primary Care journal.

    Focus: long-term health management issues in TBI survivors (what PCPs need to know about TBI).

    Collaborators: Kristen Dams-O’Connor, Dave Arciniegas, Maria Romanas

  3. Consumer/Caregiver-oriented tip sheet on medical self-management (Lead: TBD);  Suggested mechanism for dissemination: ACRM Communications Committee “Consumer Tip Sheet.”

    Content: Tips to be extracted from patient and caregiver focus groups conducted at MSSM and UW, literature search.

    Collaborators: Kristen Dams-O’Connor, Mary Pat Murphy, Tessa Hart, Anne Guernon.

    Action Item: Kristen will begin to compile tips/recommendations that emerged from recent focus groups.