Neuroinformatics to Enhance Clinical Care and Translation

Concussion is one of the most controversial problems affecting the brain. A concussion is a brain injury caused by forces being rapidly applied to the head and body and affects over 150,000 people every year in Ontario. Unfortunately, we still don’t fully understand the complex story of concussion and what is actually happening in the brain. Some researchers believe the effects are temporary, others think they may be life-long. Why some people recover in days and others take years is not yet known.

An alliance across sectors and disciplines is needed to address these complex research questions. Ontario researchers are already recognized world leaders in concussion and linked to networks across the country and globe. This alliance is integrated into themes and platforms that integrate the continuum of the concussion patient experience.