NINDS TBI Classification and Nomenclature Workshop

January 22, 2024 | 9:00 - January 23, 2024 | 5:00


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NIH Videocast Recording

January 22 (Day 1 video)

January 23 (Day 2 video)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) held a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Classification and Nomenclature Workshop on January 22 - 23, 2024, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. 

Under the guidance of the Steering committee, six working groups have been developed; clinical experts and stakeholders in the TBI field have been invited to participate in these working groups. Working group members are currently meeting regularly working towards meeting their working group objectives. The workshop will be two-fold: 1) to highlight the working groups’ findings after reviewing data from previous and existing clinical studies and 2) to seek public input and feedback from the TBI community and stakeholders with the goal of informing the development of a more precise, and evidence-based classification system – beyond the terms that are currently used “mild, moderate, severe”.

This workshop was an open meeting. The in-person portion of the NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Classification and Nomenclature Workshop took place at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The main sessions of the workshop were broadcast live via NIH Videocast.

Please visit the official website for the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Classification and Nomenclature Workshop. It will have the detailed speaker profiles and most up to date information.


Visit the Focus on TBI webpage for more information.

For program questions, please contact Nsini Umoh Adele Doperalski, and Hibah Awwad

For logistical questions, please contact Heather Cameron or Charlene Thomas

Agenda(pdf, 295 KB)Please visit the the official website for the workshop for the interactive agenda and speaker profiles.


Steering Committee

Photo of Steering Committee Member Dr. Geoffrey Manley
Dr. Geoffrey Manley
Photo of Steering Committee member Dr. Michael McCrea
Dr. Michael McCrea
Photo of Steering Committee member Dr. Kristin Dams-O'Connor
Dr. Kristin Dams-O'Connor 
Photo of Steering Committee member Dr. Andrew Maas
Dr. Andrew Maas



Working Group Members

  1. Clinical/Symptoms (GCS) – Days 1 & 14 
    • Dr. David Menon (Chair)
    • Dr. Noah Silverberg (Co-Chair)
    • Dr. Adam Ferguson (Co-Chair)
    • Dr. Tom Bayuk
    • Dr. David Brody
    • Dr. Ari Ercole
    • Dr. Fiona Lecky
    • Dr. Rebekah Mannix
    • Dr. Claudia Robertson
    • Dr. John Yue 
  2. Imaging – Days 1 (CT/MRI) & 14 (MRI) 
    • Dr. Christine MacDonald (Chair)
    • Dr. Esther Yuh (Co-Chair)
    • Dr. Ann-Christine Duhaime
    • Dr. Brian Edlow
    • Dr. Inga Koerte
    • Dr. Lucia Li
    • Dr. Thijs Vande Vyvere
    • Dr. Yu Chien Wu
  3. Blood based biomarkers – acute, subacute, chronic 
    • Dr. Jeff Bazarian (Chair)
    • Dr. Henrik Zetterberg (Co-Chair)
    • Dr. Andras Buki
    • Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia
    • Dr. Timothy Meier
    • Dr. Stefania Mondello
    • Dr. David Okonkwo
    • Dr. Jussi Posti
    • Dr. Ava Puccio
    • Dr. Kevin Wang
  4. Psychosocial & Environmental Modifiers 
    • Dr. Lindsay Nelson (Chair)
    • Dr. Lindsay Wilson (co-Chair)
    • Dr. Jennifer Albrecht
    • Dr. Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa
    • Dr. Shannon Juengst
    • Dr. Monique Pappadis
    • Dr. Jennie Ponsford
    • Dr. Danny Thomas 
    • Dr. Lindsay Wilson
    • Dr. Keith Yeates
  5. Implementation Science 
    • Dr. Peter Bragge (Chair)
    • Dr. Molly McNett (co-Chair)
    • Dr. Mark Bayley
    • Dr. Maureen Dobbins
    • Dr. Risa Nakase-Richardson
    • Dr. Corrine Peek-Asa
    • Dr. Alexis Turgeon
  6. Retrospective Classification
    • Dr. John Corrigan (Chair)
    • Dr. Michael Alosco (co-Chair)
    • Dr. Joukje van der Naalt (co-Chair)
    • Dr. Rachel Sayko Adams 
    • Dr. Breton Asken 
    • Dr. Jill Daugherty
    • Dr. Sid Hinds
    • Dr. Anthony Lequerica
    • Dr. Virginia Newcombe 
    • Dr. Olli Tenovou
    • Dr. Eve Valera 
    • Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd

Invited Speakers

  • Ms. Lindsay Caron Epstein
  • Mr. John Del Cecato
  • Mr. Scott Hamilton
  • Ms. Lindsay Simpson
  • Dr. James Sulzer
  • Ms. Melanie Wienhoven


Map of NIH Campus with Gateway Center Metro Access and Natcher Building locations identified with red circle

Getting to NIH Main Campus

Visitor parking is challenging to find at NIH, so in-person attendees are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system, which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.

By Metro: Medical Center Station (Red Line) .3 Mile walk from the metro station to the meeting facility

By Car: Driving Information and Parking Information NOTE: The MLP-11 underground parking garage is the primary visitor parking for the NIH campus (see map below)

By Taxi or Car Service: Drop off in front of NIH Gateway Visitor Center.


Security Procedures to Access NIH Main Campus

All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Visitor Center (Building 66). Please allow adequate time to arrive at the NIH main campus and to get through security. You will need to obtain a visitor’s badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID.
(See map above)

Please review the most recent security information here: NIH Campus Access and Security


Travel and Lodging Information

For those joining us in-person, attendees are responsible for making and canceling their travel reservations as needed. Please be mindful of cancellation and change fees as you make your travel plans.

Hosted/sponsored travelers will be contacted with travel and lodging instructions directly by the meeting logistics team starting in October.

Local Airports:

We encourage those in need of flights pay close attention to the options available regarding cancellation and change fees when purchasing airfare.

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): Approximately 20 miles/40 minutes
Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately 25 miles/40 minutes
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): Approximately 40 miles/60 minutes

Lodging Options:                          

A modest room block has been held for registered attendees at The Bethesdan.  Reserve your room at The Bethesdan Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in the TBI Classification Nomenclature Workshop Group Room Block room block no later than Friday, December 29, 2023.

All room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. If you need to change your arrival and/or departure date, or have a last-minute emergency cancellation, please contact the hotel directly to avoid a no-show room charge to your credit card.  Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.

There are many additional lodging options within close proximity of the NIH Natcher Conference Center; we have listed a few possibilities below. Please note: NIH has no affiliation or preference for any hotel listed, and this is not an exhaustive list. View a list of additional hotels(pdf, 115 KB)