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 opens July 11 and closes September 21.  There is no fee to register and you may attend as many sessions as you like. Please bookmark the summit website to check for updates and to register on July 11. Thank you!


Is the summit agenda available?

We will post details, including the agenda, to the website regularly. A full summit agenda, including sessions, will be available on our website no later than July 11.


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.


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?

Up to 28 hours of continuing education (CE) credits are available for health professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, kinesiotherapists, social workers, speech language professionals, rehabilitation counselors, health care executives, case managers, medical coders, dentists, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The numbers of CE hours available will vary by profession. NOTE: You must register by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 21, 2017, to qualify for the receipt of CE credit.


What and how many continuing education (CE) credits will be available at this year’s summit?

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.



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 11:59 p.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.


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

If you have questions not addressed here, please contact for assistance. Thank you!