The mission of the CTE Society is to be the premier educational resource to those diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). We are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to increasing awareness and support to those suffering with CTE. Our focus is on better education, treatment and support.
A primary objective is to provide accurate, up to date information for patients so they can make better informed decisions and have access to effective treatments for CTE. There is a wide variety of outcome-based treatment that we wish to make the general public more aware of. With support, such treatment will lead to better informed decisions for patients, as well as leading to advancements of research in medical-based communities. Such outcomes will benefit those diagnosed with CTE so that we can make better clinical decisions in the treatment of CTE patients.
It is important that we raise awareness of the condition so that families, friends and the general public can have a better understanding of the detrimental effects of CTE, and are better able to provide support for those diagnosed with the condition. As pioneers on the medical forefront, the CTE Society wishes to collect and spread information to populations that are vulnerable to the condition, as we discover new and innovative diagnosis, detection and prevention methods.
Such populations that are especially vulnerable to the condition include athletes who play contact sports, military veterans subject to blast injuries, epileptics, head bangers, domestic abuse victims as well as children from birth to 9 years old that commonly sustain injuries during playground activities or while bicycling. CTE can be found in anyone who has experienced repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. This is why it is so important that CTE be given the same level of awareness that other more prolific illnesses receive in the eye of the public, as we clear a path to a brighter future where traumatic brain injuries and repeated concussions do not go untreated, and the hope that CTE may one day become a thing of the past.