1. Welcome.

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the Brain Injury Summit scheduled for November 2-3, 2007 in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to develop consensus on improving the quality of care and long-term living for individuals with brain injury, including civilians, service members and veterans.

The Summit will result in a white paper/position statement for use by advocates at the federal and state levels and in the private sector. The document will be divided into five sections:

Acute Care
Sub-acute and Post-acute Care
Long-term, Community Integration & Case Management
Mild TBI & PTSD
Systems Issues

If you are not able to attend the Summit, you are invited to provide input into one or more of the focus areas listed above. Your comments will be furnished to work group moderators who will write the final document.

Thank you for your participation in this important advocacy effort.

Sincerely,
Blast Brain Injury Institute
Brain Injury Association of America
North American Brain Injury Society

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