After several years of inactivity, the Mild TBI Task Force was reformed during the 2017 Annual Conference. Dr. Noah Silverberg was appointed as the new task force chair. Dr. Silverberg is a board-certified neuropsychologist in the Acquired Brain Injury Program at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. Only one month following the formation of the task force, Dr. Silverberg began monthly teleconferences to plan for the 2017-2018 year. The Mild TBI Task Force has been very active. They developed an information/education page on returning to activity after a concussion that will be published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, they developed a primer on the diagnosis and management of concussion/mild TBI geared specifically for primary care providers. That manuscript is under peer review.
What exciting work can we expect from the Mild TBI Task Force in 2018-2019?
The task force plans to update the 1993 ACRM definition of mild TBI, including systematic evidence reviews to support diagnostic criteria revisions. This project will likely be the task force’s central focus for 2019.
How can new and early career members get involved in ongoing or new projects?
The task force welcomes new members, especially early career members who have interest and expertise in conducting systematic reviews. Please contact Dr. Silverberg directly. Active members are invited to propose new projects to be discussed, developed, and prioritized in monthly teleconference meetings.