What: Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar Series
When: Fall 2013 (August 22-December 5), Thursday 12pm – 1pm
Where: Walsh Conference Room in Barnwell College (Psychology Department)


The McCausland Center for Brain Imaging at the University of South Carolina is hosting an open seminar series and inviting some of the leading clinicians and research scientists who work with Traumatic Brain Imaging. The lectures are designed to highlight our growing understanding of the long-term consequences of concussion and more severe TBI with an emphasis on research designed to aid prognosis and treatment. There are around 1.7 million head injuries in the United States each year. These traumatic brain injuries (TBI) leave 70,000 individuals each year with permanent cognitive deficits. While it was traditionally assumed that most TBIs do not have long-term consequences, there is now a growing awareness that many of these “mild” TBIs may in fact induce subtle disabilities or trigger severe problems later in life. Advances in engineering and medicine have helped individuals survive impacts sustained while driving or warfare, leading to more individuals surviving after TBI. Therefore, the consequences of TBI on our society are likely to grow in the future. Furthermore, recent research has suggested that the multiple impacts suffered in sports such as boxing and American football may have cumulative effects on brain health.

Guest Lecturers

We have invited clinicians who will discuss the real world consequences of TBI as well as leading scientists who will discuss the state-of-the-art research being conducted to understand and treat TBI.


We would like to thank Dr. Thomas Seastrunk and Dr. Kendra Olgetree Cussac for speaking at our earlier seminars.