The inaugural State of the Science Summit (SOSS) will focus on Diagnosis of Trauma-Related Brain Disorders and will be held in Silver Spring, Maryland on September 12-13, 2018.
Based on a prioritized list of foundation translational research gaps from the Brain Trauma Blueprint Executive Committee, the first summit will explore the state of the science in diagnosis of trauma-related brain disorders. During the summit, thought-leaders will moderate sessions addressing the issues with defining these disorders by their symptom presentation and discuss the need to create a new taxonomy of disease for these conditions enabled by deeper understanding of the underlying biology of post-trauma sequelae and novel technological advances. Attendees will work to build consensus around knowledge gaps and discuss strategies to move the field forward by leveraging the combined intellectual resources of the full community. The summit will serve as a launchpad for ongoing Working Groups to develop evidence-based strategies on how to fill those gaps, identify new gaps as others are filled, and disseminate these findings back to the community at large.