The first Annual Scientific Meeting of the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium was successfully completed at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln between October 20 and 21, 2015.
Concussion is a major public health concern. To expedite neuroimaging research focused on neuropathophysiological sequelae of concussive injury, with endorsement from their home institutions, leading MRI researchers from multiple institutions have joined forces to form the Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium.
Our mission is to advance evidence-based medicine for traumatic brain injury by establishing best-practices for diagnosis, prognosis, and management of head injuries. A fundamental aspect of this effort is to inform and advance the definition of traumatic brain injury using multi-disciplinary approaches. Neuroimaging-based approaches will be used to assess and evaluate existing and novel methods for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of brain injury. As a neuroimaging consortium, we seek affordable, accessible and efficient solutions for improving care of head injuries, including non-imaging technologies. This mission will be best accomplished through open and transparent multi-institutional collaborations with both public and private entities.