The overwhelming majority of individuals who present to the accident & emergency department for care after trauma exposure are discharged to home. Adverse neuropsychiatric sequelae such as chronic pain, posttraumatic stress, and post-concussive symptoms are common in this population and remain poorly understood. The purpose of this talk is to review recent evidence from large US A & E - based prospective studies regarding how these disorders develop and what can be done to prevent them.

Presented by Dr Samuel McLean

University of North Carolina, USA