KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville To Host Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium
Louisville, KY (October 1, 2014)—As the long-lasting effects of brain trauma in sports, the military and everyday life become more apparent, minimizing consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the name of the game. KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville will co-host a Traumatic Brain Injury symposium on Friday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way.
The symposium will feature TBI experts from the University of Louisville, sports medicine and the military.
“We are very fortunate to have such an esteemed group of experts to speak to this important health issue of concussions and traumatic brain injury, Warren Boling, MD, professor, University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery. “I hope those who treat these patients or have an interest in the field are able to attend.”
The event keynote speaker is Julian Bailes, M.D., – Sports Concussion chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute in Chicago. Dr. Bailes has been instrumental in the increased understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have suffered multiple concussions. He has served as a consultant to the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) since 1994.
Other physicians speaking at the event include Michael D. Weaver, D.O., assistant professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville; Michael A. Haboubi, D.O., instructor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville; Michael D. Sowell, M.D., associate professor, University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Pediatrics; Sarah K. Wagers, M.D., assistant professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville; Jonathan Becker, M.D., assistant professor, University of Louisville Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine; and Brandon C. Dennis, Psy.D., neuropsychologist, Frazier Rehab Institute.
The discussion will also feature Kim Meyer, A.C.N.P.-B.C., C.N.R.N., who has over 15 years of experience in the military with traumatic brain injury management; Jennifer Street, M.S., A.T.C., certified athletic trainer, KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine; and Thomas Getchius, American Academy of Neurology.
All are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Continuing medical education credit is available for health professionals. Registration is $15 for medical students, residents and fellows and $25 for physicians, allied health professionals, nurses and community members. Those interested in attending can register at Louisville.edu/Medicine/TBI-Symposium or by calling 502.407.3226.
Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. on October 10. Lunch is provided for registered participants. For more information, visit Louisville.edu/Medicine/TBI-Symposium or call 502.407.3226.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.