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 tinyurl.com/TBIFEB17.

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 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. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six 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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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