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IOM Workshop Summaries Released

Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury: Model Study Protocols and Frameworks to Advance the State of the Science: Workshop Summary
Karin Matchett, Rapporteur; Board on the Health of Select Populations; Institute of Medicine

In October 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluating the Evidence, assessing the published evidence for the effectiveness of using cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) to treat people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Department of Defense (DoD) asked the IOM to evaluate CRT for traumatic brain injury in order to guide the DoD’s use and coverage in the Military Health System.

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Improving the Utility and Translation of Animal Models for Nervous System Disorders: Workshop Summary
Diana E. Pankevich, Theresa M. Wizemann, and Bruce M. Altevogt, Rapporteurs; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine

On March 28 and 29, 2012, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders convened the workshop “Improving Translation of Animal Models for Nervous System Disorders” to discuss potential opportunities for maximizing the translation of new therapies from animal models to clinical practice. The primary focus of the workshop was to examine mechanisms for increasing the efficiency of translational neuroscience research through discussions about how and when to use animal models most effectively and then best approaches for the interpretation of the data collected.

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