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Anne Forrest

A Plastic Brain
Anne Forrest, Ph.D., is an international speaker and advocate for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. Anne worked as a Sr. Economist at the Environmental Law Institute, a Washington DC think tank, until sustaining a concussion in a car accident. Anne has helped other brain injury survivors and their families find the support and services they need. A 2007 article about Anne in the Washingtonian, “I Wanted My Brain Back”, is a popular and useful resource for survivors and their families. Anne’s story has also been told by NBC Nightly News, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and in the book The Concussion Crisis: An Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic. Anne spoke at the U.S. Congressional 2011 Brain Injury Awareness Briefing. Anne was invited by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation of Canada to provide input for the Guidelines for Persistent Symptoms following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Anne has represented the Brain Injury Association of America on rehabilitation research.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, March 17