Description: Topics covered will be:
1)background of blast mTBI in Veterans
2)mouse model of blast mTBI demonstrating loss of cerebellar Purkinje cells
3)Veteran FDG-PET and DTI tractography results demonstrating damage to cerebellum
4)dose-dependent relationship of number of blast exposures and impaired sensorimotor integration in Veterans.
Intended audience is physicians and allied health personnel who care for Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans as well as laboratory scientists investigating TBI.