Patient & Family Resources

UVA Resources:

UVA Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Traumatic Brain Injury Network
Spine Surgery
Pituitary Tumor Program
Clinical Trials

National Resources:

American Brain Foundation
The American Brain Foundation brings researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.

Neurocritical Care Society
The official site of the Neurocritical Care Society. The Society includes physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who specialize in the care of patients with severe neurological injuries.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is the largest critical care association in the world. Comprised of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist, pharmacists and other critical care practitioners, it focuses on education, research, clinical guideline development and advocacy for the treatment of patients with critical care illnesses.

The American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. Information for the patients and for healthcare providers can be found here.

The Brain Trauma Foundation
The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research and educating.

Emergency Neurological Life Support Training
ENLS is a training and certification course for the management of critically ill Neurological patients in the first few hours of the injury.

Educational Materials:

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
Cervical Artery dissection
Ischemic strokes
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Neuromuscular weakness and paralysis
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Primary Central Nervous System Vasculitis
Seizures and epilepsy
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury Fact Sheets
Traumatic Brain Injury