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Learn about traumatic brain injury through Idaho State University Web series April 12, 19 and 26

Posted April 5, 2012

Traumatic brain injury research, education and prevention will be explored in a free, three-part Web series, sponsored by Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health.

Sessions are April 12, 19 and 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., MST. Family members, private providers, state agency personnel, and the general public who work with or have an interest in traumatic brain injuries can register at www.idahotbi.org and read more about each session.

"The sessions will be broadcast to your computer, and you’ll need a headset or speakers to listen as the presenter moves through the slides," said Russell Spearman, who supervises the Institute's Traumatic Brain Injury Program.

Here's the schedule:

• April 12 – "TBI in Idaho: A Partial Perspective Using Idaho Trauma Registry Data" – Ginger Floerchinger-Franks, the director of the Idaho Trauma Registry will discuss the medical outcomes of TBI patients who are transported to acute-care hospitals for treatment.

April 19 – "ISU Veterans Sanctuary: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Great Things" – Casey Santee, ISU Veterans Sanctuary recruiter and counselor, will discuss the center's "one-stop-shop" approach to providing comprehensive educational and social services for veterans.

• April 26 – "Concussion and the Adolescent Athlete: Critical Management Guidelines" – ISU sport science assistant professor, Caroline Faure, will discuss the prevalence of concussion in young athletes and management guidelines for coaches, sport administrators, parents and athletes.

This is the ISU Institute of Rural Health's eighth consecutive Web series on TBI. Funding support is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

For more information, contact the Institute of Rural Health at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 208-373-1769.

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