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Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Interactive Media Institute (IMI), USA and Virtual Reality Medical Institute (VRMI), Europe, in collaboration with Professor Dr. Walter Mauritz, International Neurotrauma Research Organization, will serve as organizers for a three-day Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “Wounds of War III: Coping with Blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury in Returning Troops.”

The ARW is scheduled for February 20-22, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, and will gather experts from across Europe and North America to meet and discuss the impact of blast-related TBI. This workshop follows up on two previously held successful NATO sponsored Advanced Research Workshops:

  • “Wounds of War I: Lowering Suicide Risk in Returning Troops”
    • October 14 – 17, 2007; Südkärnten, Austria
  • “Wounds of War II: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”
    • October 19 – 21, 2009; Südkärnten, Austria

Key-note speakers will include psychological experts and military personnel from over 20 NATO, PfP, and Mediterranean dialogue countries.

Conference Co-Directors:

  • Professor Dr. Walter Mauritz, International Neurotrauma Research Organization, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Kresimir Cosic, Croatia
  • Col. Dr. Carl Castro, USA
  • Professor Dr. Mark D. Wiederhold, USA