Brain Trauma Blueprint Action Summit

October 18-19, 2022  –  Washington, D.C.


Day 1: October 18, 2022



Presenter / Description

7:00am – 8:00amArrivals, Registration, & Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15amOpening CeremonyColor Guard
8:15am – 9:00amBeyond Hope to ActionModerator: Shannon Connell,
David R. Metcalf Invisible Wounds Foundation 

Panel: Frank Larkin, Jamie Metcalf, Tristan Wimmer

9:00am – 9:30amWelcome & Introduction to the Brain Trauma Research RoadmapMagali Haas, MD, PhD
CEO & President, Cohen Veterans Bioscience
9:30am – 10:00amKeynote – Building upon NRAP:  Working together to solve well-defined problems efficientlyRachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D.
Chief Research & Development Officer (CRADO),
Department of Veterans Affairs
10:00am – 10:30amKeynote: The Warfighter Brain Health (WBH) InitiativeKathy Lee, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight
10:30am – 11:00amBreak
11:00am – 12:30pmBrain Trauma Blueprint – Roadmap RecommendationsModerated Panel:

Colonel Dallas Hack, MD, Moderator
Senior Scientific Advisor, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Lisa Brenner, PhD, ABPP
Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

Angela Lumba-Brown, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Stanford University

Mary Jo Pugh, PhD, RN
Professor/Career Scientist, University of Utah/VA Salt Lake City

Douglas Smith, MD
Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Wilde, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Research for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine

12:30pm – 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm – 2:00pmGiving Voice to Brain HealthMichelle Williams
(American Singer/Mental Health Advocate)
2:00pm – 2:45pmUnleashing Science and Technology for Solutions

  • Digital Twins: multiscale modeling of biomedical, biological and behavioral systems


  • Smart Tools for Innovation

Grace Peng, PhD
Director of Mathematical Modeling & Simulation and Analysis, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Peter Peumans, PhD
CTO Health, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)

2:45pm – 3:15pmInstructions & Break/Transition
3:15pm – 5:00pmChallenge Session: Priorities for Collaboration & Investment / Early WinsModerated Round Tables
5:00pm – 6:00pmTransfer to Dinner Venue
6:00pm – 7:00pmPerson on the Street – Cocktails, Interactive Videos & NetworkingThe Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
7:00 pmVoice to Give Vision


Michelle Williams (performance)

The Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Day 2: October 19, 2022



Presenter / Description

7:30am – 8:00amArrivals & Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30amDay 2 WelcomeDave DeMarco
Board Member, Cohen Veterans Bioscience
8:30am – 9:00amCapital to OpportunityDanish Munir
Founding Partner, GrayMatter Capital
9:00am – 9:45amCVB Directed Programs for TBIMagali Haas, MD, PhD
CEO & President, Cohen Veterans Bioscience 

Lee Lancashire, PhD
CIO, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

9:45am – 10:30amRoadmap – Call to ActionCoalition Partners


10:30am – 11:45amChallenge #2: Coordinated Action ModelsModerated Round Tables
11:50am – 12:00pmClosing SessionMagali Haas, MD, PhD
CEO & President, Cohen Veterans Bioscience
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (Boxed)