Brain Trust:
    Pathways to InnoVAtion


    May 17– 18, 2017 | Boston, MA, USA

    The consequences of brain injury can be overwhelming.


    Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) face a challenging road back to normalcy. To address this, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is calling for a renewed focus on “brain health” and engaging industry leaders in a forward-thinking dialogue. 


    As an invited partner in the second annual “Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion” event, Philips brings strength in connected health technologies and a long-standing partnership with the U.S. Military and the VA. But we understand no single organization can develop the solutions and services needed to protect the independence and health of Veterans. Only a commitment to open innovation and collaboration across the healthcare landscape will help us find solutions to the challenges facing Veterans and the nation’s healthcare system.


    It must be a united effort. And Philips is proud to be part of the team.


    Read on to learn more about this event – and the opportunities to improve the lives of patients with PTSD and mTBI.

    Joe Robinson
    Joe Robinson talks about the role Philips is playing to address brain health
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    Wednesday, May 17

    DAY 1:

    Features high-profile keynotes, lightning talks on brain health topics, and demonstrations to better serve Veterans and their families affected by TBI and head trauma.


    This program will take place at the Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School. 

    Thursday, May 18

    DAY 2:

    Features an Innovation Demo Day where industry and academic innovators have the opportunity to demonstrate their latest innovations in TBI and head trauma.


    This program will take place at Optum, at 1325 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

    Find full agenda and additional event details at

    The health of our nation’s Veterans has a profound impact on the health of our society as a whole.

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