UAMS to Offer Free Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop Feb. 17

By Kalee Sexton

The virtual event is free, open to the public and will be held from noon to 2 p.m. To register and receive the Zoom link, call 501-526-7656 or visit

The Institute for Digital Health and Innovation’s TBI Team has partnered with several entities throughout the state to provide educational and professional resources for people living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including information for their family members, caregivers and health care providers.

Workshop attendees will learn about free resources, digital health clinics, a free 24/7 TBI nurse triage call center, virtual TBI support groups and more.

In addition to interactive discussions, the keynote speaker, Melissa Weitekamp, M.S., from NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge, will present information on “The Importance of Routine after TBI.”

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 eight 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, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community 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 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 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, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.