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May 12, 2020
Pines Manor
Edison, New Jersey

The overall objective of this seminar is to provide an educational opportunity to professionals working with individuals affected by brain injury through workshops related to research, clinical innovations and strategies, rehabilitation, and advocacy.

Questions? Contact Joy Melendez at 732-745-0200 or


2019 Keynote Address

“The Long Term Effects of Military TBI: Is it Like Playing NFL Football, or is it Something Else?”


Presented by Daniel Perl, MD, Professor of Pathology
Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Neuropathology Care, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Dr. Daniel P. Perl was born and raised in New York City and received his BA and MD degrees from Columbia College and the State University of New York.  He then took postgraduate training in anatomic pathology and neuropathology at Yale University, following which he served for two years as a pathologist in the US Public Health Service, stationed at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. In subsequent years he served on the faculty of the Brown University Medical School and then the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  It was at Vermont that he began working on Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurodegenerative disorders.  In 1986, Dr. Perl joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where for 24 years he served as Director of the Neuropathology Division and was Professor of Pathology, Psychiatry and Neurosciences. Dr. Perl has received numerous awards for his contributions to research and medical education.

Dr. Perl has authored over 290 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is co-author, with Professor Margaret Esiri, of the 3rd edition of Oppenheimer’s Diagnostic Neuropathology, a leading textbook in his field.  He is highly regarded for his work on various aspects of the neuropathology of age-related neurodegenerative disorders, especially the role of environmental factors in their induction.  He is a leading authority on the pathology of the fascinating complex of neurodegenerative disorders occurring among the native population living on Guam.  In September, 2010, Dr. Perl left Mount Sinai to join the faculty of the Department of Defense’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, MD.  In conjunction with the congressionally mandated Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, he has established a state-of-the-art neuropathology laboratory dedicated to research on the acute and long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among military personnel. This culminated with his recent landmark publication in Lancet Neurology (15: 944-953, 2016) describing a distinctive and unique constellation of lesions in the brains of military personnel who had been exposed to blast TBI.

2019 Workshops and Presentations:


Executive Dysfunction-Pediatrics
Neuropsychiatric Issues
Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Yoga and Meditation
Craniosacral Therapy
Renal Disease Outcomes
New Jersey TBI Model Systems
Neurosurgical Solutions-Seizures
Research Panel
Prism Adaptation-Spatial Neglect
Sex and Intimacy

To see a full archive of past Annual Seminar presentations, click here.

Awards and Recognition

Each year the Alliance recognizes outstanding individuals for their dedication to our mission through their professional contributions, personal achievements, strength of character, and relentless work to support our constituency.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year and are presented at a special recognition reception following one of the year’s seminars or conferences. Click here to make a nomination.

Click here to view past award recipients.

This event is funded in part by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Disability Services, and New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

Thank you to our Corporate Circle Partners, without whom events like these would not be possible.