UAMS to Hold Arkansas Brain Injury Survivors’ Conference on March 1

By Benjamin Waldrum

The first in-person conference since 2019, this year’s event is at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service State Office, located at 2301 S. University Ave., in Little Rock.

The conference, backed by the Brain Injury Program, TBI State Partnership Program and the Arkansas Department of Health, is a free educational event for Arkansans living with brain injury, as well as their family members, friends and caregivers. It will feature yoga, therapy dogs, survivor stories, a talent showcase, a total wellness panel Q&A and share available community resources and volunteer opportunities.

This free event is not for health care providers, but they are encouraged to share details about the conference with their patients and caregivers. Lunch will be provided.

To register for the event, visit

For more information, contact Amber Watson at or call (501) 526-7656.

The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation oversees the UAMS e-Link Network, the UAMS HealthNow virtual care, the Stroke Program, the Sexual Assault Assessment Program and the Sickle Cell Program. The institute has five maternal and neonatal initiatives as well as five trauma programs and also offers language interpreter services and educational resources for patients and providers.

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.