UAMS To Offer Free Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop April 30

By Karmen Robinson

The virtual event is free, open to the public and will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call 501-686-6832 or visit

Both host programs fall under UAMS’ Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, and they have partnered with several entities throughout the state to provide educational and professional resources for people living with TBI, including information for their family members, caregivers and health care providers.

Workshop attendees will learn about rehabilitation options, enhanced emergency response, specialized telecommunication equipment, assistive technology solutions and free services.

In addition to interactive discussions, the workshop will also focus on accessibility options at Arkansas state parks as well as the Arkansas State Plan for TBI. The state plan identifies specific areas and gaps in services within the TBI population in order to meet the needs of survivors, caregivers, family members and health care providers.

Agencies and organizations that will present workshop sessions include:

  • Arkansas Department of Education
  • Disability Rights Arkansas
  • NeuroRestorative
  • Smart 911
  • Telecommunications Access Program
  • Tobii Dynavox
UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,240 students, 913 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.