Free Seminar on Winter Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury

‘Think-A-Head’ 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8

Winter activities like skiing, ice hockey and sledding are great ways to have fun and stay in shape, but they can be dangerous if you hit your head at high speed. Hitting your head can result in concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can disrupt brain function.

Learn more about preventing and treating head injuries when Banner – University Medical Center Tucson hosts a free educational seminar on winter sports and TBI from 1- 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The afternoon seminar, designed for athletes, athletic trainers, EMS providers, nurses and other health-care workers, will be held in Kiewit Auditorium in the University of Arizona Cancer Center, adjacent to the hospital, at 1515 N. Campbell Ave.

Speakers include:

  • Carrie Collins-Fadwell, Arizona Brain Injury Alliance
    The Hidden Costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Ashley Northcutt, MD, trauma surgeon, Banner – UMC
    Initial Care of the Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
  • Todd Daniels, head athletic trainer, Tucson Roadrunners
    A Discussion on Winter Sport Concussions
  • Randy Cohen, head athletic trainer, University of Arizona
    The Role of Cardiovascular Exercise in Concussion Rehabilitation
  • G. Alex Hishaw, MD, neurologist, Banner – UMC
    Short and Long-term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Kirk Tuey, traumatic brain injury survivor
    Mr. Tuey will discuss his journey through recovery and obstacles he’s encountered since he suffered a TBI while skiing several years ago.

Seats are limited. Education credits are available for athletic trainers, EMS providers and nurses. Please register to attend this event at www.bannerhealth.com/230care or call 1-800-230-2273.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/UniversityTucson or www.bannerhealth.com/UniversitySouth