ETSU to host sixth annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference

The sixth annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference, with the theme “Sports and Activity-Related Brain Injuries,” will be held Friday, March 23, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Johnson City. 

The day begins with registration at 8 a.m. and offers several informative sessions throughout the morning and afternoon, with Dr. Gary Solomon as keynote speaker. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and neurological surgery at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, as well as the team neuropsychologist for the Nashville Predators and the consulting neuropsychologist for the Tennessee Titans. His address is entitled “Sports Concussion: From Behavior to Biochemistry.” 

Other speakers include Jennifer Rayman of Project B.R.A.I.N. speaking on “Students with TBI: Understanding the Injury Sets the Stage for Success”; Jeffery Boaz of Fulmer Helmets discussing “Mitigating Brain Injuries with Improved Designs in Helmet Safety”; and Diane Dunkin, a physical therapist with James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, presenting “Balance Impairments Post-Concussion.”

The event, which is a joint venture of East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development, the ETSU Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Roth Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health Associates, is sponsored by the Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. 

The fee for attending the conference is $80 for those who register before March 9. Students may present their college identification and pay $30. Continuing education units (CEUs) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) credits are available.

For further information, for special assistance for those with disabilities, or to register, contact Angela McFall at (800) 222-3878 or mcfalla@etsu.edu

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