St. Joseph's Hosts Successful International Conference

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Traumatic Injury ConferenceSt. Joseph's Regional Medical Center hosted the International Conference on Behavioral Health and Traumatic Brain Injury on October 12-15, 2008. This conference brought together world leaders in the field of brain injury research to review the state of the science in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), to examine issues in research, treatment, family and ethics, and to make recommendations in the form of a consensus statement that will be presented to the Congress of the United States regarding the need to improve outcomes and quality of life for people coping with PTSD and TBI.


More than 125 neuroscience professionals attended the conference, which was sponsored by the following:

  • Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center, Inc.
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
  • International Brain Research Foundation, Edison, NJ
  • Henry H Kessler Foundation, Inc., West Orange, NJ
  • Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, MO
  • Psychological Corporation/Pearson
  • DRS Technologies
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology, Inc. Denver, CO
  • Rehabilitation Specialists, Fairlawn, NJ
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, Inc.
  • American College of Professional Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association, Div. 40 Clinical Neuropsychology
  • BAE Systems
  • Brain Injury Association of NJ, North Brunswick, NJ
  • JBS International Inc.
  • National Brain Injury Research, Training, and Treatment Foundation
  • Pathology Associates of Delaware Valley, PC, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., Lutz, Fl
  • RSM Psychology Center, LLC, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • The Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • American College of Professional Neuropsychology
  • Montclair State University


In association with the International Conference, St. Joseph's Healthcare System provided a day-long Neurotrauma Seminar at Montclair State University on Monday, October 13th. This practicum, attended by 250 physicians and other health care providers, provided the latest scientific, medical, and technical advances in the care of Neurotrauma patients.


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