Civilian Traumatic Brain Injury: The Other Story
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has a much higher incidence rate than better known illnesses like breast cancer and AIDS. However, access to care is questionable—results of a new poll of members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) indicate that the unavailability of insurance coverage is a major hindrance.
The host of Civilian Traumatic Brain Injury: The Other Story, ASHA will release the results of the poll, which it commissioned and was conducted by Zogby International. In addition, there will be comment by leading TBI experts, and TBI patients will be on-hand and tell their personal stories.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, National Press Building
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20045
Noma Anderson, PhD, ASHA 2007 President, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Susan Connors, President and CEO, Brain Injury Association of America, McLean, Virginia
Lyn Turkstra, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Janet McCarty, MEd, ASHA Private Health Plan Advisor, Rockville, Maryland
Carolyn McCormack, Traumatic Brain Injury Patient, Bozeman, Montana
Kathy Manning, MA, Neuro-Rehab Associates, Bozeman, Montana
Yvonne Hoffman, Traumatic Brain Injury Patient, Fairfax, Virginia
John DaVanzo, MS, MEd, Laurel Highlands Neuro-Rehabilitation Center, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Print: Greg Weimann, 301-897-0152
Broadcast: Doug Plesh, 301-897-7349
Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 127,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. For more information, go to ASHA's Web site or 1-800-638-TALK.