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 September 19-21. This year’s summit event is a live online virtual event only, no in person attendance is required.


Who can participate in the 2017 DCoE Summit?

Health care professionals (military and civilian) 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 on Sept. 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (PT). 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 e-mail within 24 hours of completing your registration through, please notify our Summit Planning Team at


Is the summit agenda available?

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


Can I register to attend the summit in-person?

No, this year’s summit is a live 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 he/she attends.


Why should I attend virtually?

Hosting the summit virtually allows participants around the world to come together without traveling miles or spending 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,
  • network with other participants,
  • earn continuing education credits at no cost, and
  • visit the virtual exhibit hall often for resources without the bustle of crowds.


Is continuing education (CE) credit available?

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


Participants can earn up to 14 hours of continuing education 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 for any sessions you plan to attend no later than 10:30 a.m. (PT) on Sept. 21, 2017.


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

Attendees of a physical conference often need to scour exhibition rooms and corridors searching for nametags and tracking down industry leaders with whom they want to speak. Because the 2017 DCoE Summit is a totally virtual conference, these physical barriers are stripped away. Attendees have immediate access to fellow attendees, as well as presenters and virtual exhibitors, with just a few clicks of the mouse.


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 and/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 name 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.


Whom do I contact because I am having difficulty with my Professional Education Services Group (PESG) user account?

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!