When and where will the summit take place?

The 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Summit - State of the Science: Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices will take place Sept. 19-21. This year’s event is a live virtual event only, no in-person attendance is required.


Who can participate in the 2017 DCoE Summit?

Health care professionals, academicians and researchers involved in all aspects of psychological health and traumatic brain injury care, education and research for the military population will benefit from this educational opportunity.


How can I register? Is there a registration fee?

Registration is open now. Registration closes 10:30 a.m. (PT), Sept. 21, 2017. There is no fee to register and you may attend as many sessions as you like.


Why haven't I received my registration confirmation email yet?

In the event you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of completing your registration through, please notify the DCoE Summit Planning Team at


Is the summit agenda available?

The summit agenda, including session details, is available now on the event website.


Can I register to attend the summit in-person?

No, this year’s summit is a virtual event only. No travel required – and it’s absolutely free. That’s why more than 1,000 participants were able to attend and view our sessions last year.


My organization (e.g. hospital) has scheduled conference rooms for clinicians who want to attend the 2017 DCoE Summit virtually. My coworkers and I want to attend different sessions. Will we each be able to earn continuing education credits?

Groups can view the summit together in a conference room; however each individual who wants to earn continuing education credit must register individually and complete the required CE evaluation for each session.


Why should I attend virtually?

Hosting the summit virtually allows participants around the world to come together without traveling or spending too much time away from the office. All sessions will be live via a web conferencing platform. As a virtual participant, you will have:

  • Real-time access to more than 28 hours of programing,
  • Opportunities to join panel discussions and ask questions,
  • The chance to network with other participants,
  • An easy way to earn CE credits at no cost
  • Access to the virtual exhibit hall for resources without the bustle of crowds


Is continuing education (CE) credit available?

The CE provider, Professional Education Services Group, has identified up to 28 hours of credits for the following health professionals. The numbers of CE hours available will vary by profession.


Participants can earn up to 14 hours of credits during the live event by attending psychological health sessions, TBI sessions or a combination of both.



Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Assistants

ACCME AMA PRA Category 1


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Health Care Executives

American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE)

Rehabilitation Counselors

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Speech Language Professionals/Audiologists

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (Intermediate level, Professional area)


American Psychological Association (APA)

Occupational Therapists

ACCME Non-Physician CME

Physical Therapists

ACCME Non-Physician CME


Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT)

Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Case Managers

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)


American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Medical Coders

ACCME AMA PRA Category 1


NOTE: For all other health care provider disciplines, a general statement of participation is available for you to use to negotiate CEs with your state occupational board.


Can I receive a certificate of participation/attendance?

For those health care providers in disciplines not listed above, a general statement of participation is available for you to use to negotiate CEs with your state occupational board. To qualify for a general statement of attendance, you must register to participate in the summit and attend sessions no later than 10:30 a.m. (PT), Sept. 21, 2017.


Will I be able to network with presenters and other attendees?

Attendees of a physical conference usually scour exhibition rooms and corridors searching for nametags and tracking down industry leaders they want to talk to. Because the 2017 DCoE Summit is a virtual conference, these physical barriers don’t exist. Attendees have immediate access to fellow attendees, as well as presenters and virtual exhibitors, with just a few clicks.


Will the presenter answer my question?

Time for Q&A is included in the time scheduled for each session. Presenters will address as many questions as time allows. However, it is possible that time will expire before every question is asked or answered. If time expires before the presenter gets to your question, you may contact the DCoE Summit Planning Team at with your question(s). Please include the session number and title in the subject line of your email and your question in the body of your email. As a courtesy, we will forward your question to the presenter after the conference. Note: We cannot guarantee that presenters will respond to emailed questions nor can we endorse responses made by presenters.


Instructions for Virtual Participation:

The 2017 DCoE Summit is hosted on the Adobe Connect virtual platform. Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that uses Adobe Flash. If the attendee’s operating system is not up to date, an additional add-in may be required. To see the most up to date version of Adobe Flash, please click here. An alternative web address will be provided to attendees via the interactive agenda on the event website if they can’t update their operating system. The alternative web address allows access to Adobe Connect via any web browser.


Is audio provided via the Adobe Connect platform?

Audio for the virtual event is provided by the Defense Health Agency Audio Conferencing Center and is integrated into the virtual platform using an audio bridge. The audio bridge provides the attendees the option to listen to the event via their computer or by dialing in to the conference line via phone. The dial-in information will be provided within the Adobe Connect virtual meeting room accessed via the interactive agenda on the event website.


Having trouble with the audio in the Adobe Connect room?

The audio dial-in is provided below. Each track has a unique passcode as listed. You can use either passcode for the opening remarks.

  • Participant Dial-In:

            o   CONUS: 888-455-0936

            o   OCONUS: 773-799-3736

  • Participant Passcode:

            o   Psychological Health Track: 5683006

            o   Traumatic Brain Injury Track: 2132303


Can I access the Summit from a tablet or smartphone?

Tablets and smartphones running iOS or Android are supported. Please click here to download the Adobe Connect app. After install, return to the event website (using your regular browser) to view the interactive agenda and select which session you would like to attend.


How do I launch a session?

Please go to the event website to view the interactive agenda and select your desired session. Click “Launch” to enter the Adobe Connect virtual meeting room from the session pop-up window. Enter as a guest using first and last name (e.g., John Smith). Username and password is required for System Administrators only.


I am unable to log in to Adobe Connect with my username/password:

Please enter the Adobe Connect meeting room *as a guest* using first and last name (e.g., John Smith). Username and password is required for System Administrators only.


Having trouble accessing the Adobe Connect room?

If you are unable to access the Adobe Connect room, please confirm the session, track, and the time to ensure you are accessing the correct link. If you are still experiencing difficulty entering the room, you may log in to Adobe Connect using the following alternative links below:


Opening/Plenary (GENERAL SESSION) URLs:

GEN 19 Sep -


Psychological Health URLs:

PH 19 Sep AM -

PH 19 Sep PM -

PH 20 Sep AM -

PH 20 Sep PM -

PH 21 Sep -


Traumatic Brain Injury URLs:

TBI 19 Sep AM -

TBI 19 Sep PM -

TBI 20 Sep AM -

TBI 20 Sep PM -

TBI 21 Sep -


I am unable to view the speaker or presentation, what do I do?

Please refresh your browser, or exit the meeting and re-enter via the interactive agenda on the event website.


Will presentations be available following the summit? 

We will post presentation(s) to the summit Resources page. You will also have access to recordings  and transcripts several weeks following the event.


I cannot attend a session; will they be available for viewing after the summit? Will CE credits be available?

We will post presentations to the summit Resources page on the day of the event. A recording link and transcript for each session will be available several weeks following the event. Both may be found on the summit Resources page. *Please note you must register before 10:30 (PT) Sept. 21, 2017, to be eligible for CE credit. The online CE evaluations and post-tests are available Sept. 19-Oct. 5, 2017, until 11:59 p.m. (PT) at


How do I access the CE evaluation/obtain CE credit?

If you pre-registered for the 2017 DCoE Summit before 10:30 a.m. (PT) Sept. 21, 2017, and want to obtain a CE certificate or a certificate of attendance, please visit after the event to complete the online CE post-test and evaluation. The Professional Education Services Group online CE post-test(s) and evaluation(s) will be open Sept. 19-Oct. 5, 2017, until 11:59 p.m. (PT) at


I am having difficulty with my Professional Education Services Group user account – who do I contact?

Please contact the PESG Support Desk at


My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

If you have questions not addressed here, please contact our Summit Planning Team at for assistance. Thank you!