Background information on the Latinamerican Brain Injury Consortium
The need to achieve better patient outcomes, particularly concerning the pathology of acute brain injury, has substantially increased over the past 50 years. International collaboration for large clinical trials has been justified by organizations like the EBIC (European Brain Injury Consortium) in an effort to reduce mortality rates and improve overall diagnoses and delivery of treatment.
The foundation behind the Latin American Brain Injury Consortium, or LABIC, addressed a number of issues associated with acute or traumatic brain injury. The objectives set in place for LABIC, as well as other Brain Injury Consortiums, target to:
- advance research efforts with the objective of improving the outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury.
- promote consistent delivery of the recommendations and guidelines in managing various acute pathologies of the brain.
- aid the qualification of medical professionals who are involved in the attention of acute brain injury.
- serve as a reference or consulting institution in various aspects of related research trails.
- bolster collaboration among the researchers and institutions in Latin America for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) management and other brain pathologies.
- support sponsors of research and investigation efforts with the goal to promote excellence in the planning, development, analysis, and distribution of trials and studies.
- aid cooperation with other Brain Injury Consortiums, both regionally and worldwide.
Brain Injury Consortiums
Certain health and medical-related groups as well as agencies for collaborating programs have taken a mutual interest in the growing concerns surround traumatic brain injury. These parties have joined together to address the most recent discoveries of the mechanisms that influence brain damage and the creation and implementation of treatments of such diseases.
The types of professionals that represent the interests of LABIC include neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neurointensivists from many different Latin American countries. Their primary objective is to divulge the development of new techniques for the diagnoses of and treatment for patients who have experienced acute brain injury.
The idea of a Latin American organization, with the same characteristics of other Brain Injury Consortiums like EBIC, was spawned by members of the Neurocritical Care Committee (SATI) in 1998. Since acceptance of this concept, the Argentinean foundation "Alas" has fully supported proposition, as well as many other influential groups.