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Barry Willer

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Physical Exam Elements That Distinguish Concussion

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The Complexity of Mild TBI : Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

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Physiology of Concussion: Assessment and Treatment Implications


Barry Willer has a PhD from York University in Toronto. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  His research focus for the past thirty years has been brain injury.  He directed the first Research and Training Center on Community Integration of those with TBI and authored the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ).  He also authored the “Whatever it Takes Model” as an approach to management of those with severe TBI. In 1999 he authored the first return to play guidelines following concussion for the International Olympics Commission.  More recently he provided much of the research base for the Return to Duty guidelines following concussion for the Department of Defense.  Dr. Willer has published more than one hundred peer review articles and three books.