CSU- Pueblo and SCAHEC coordinate Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

The Athletic Training Education Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center have teamed up to offer a conference about traumatic brain injuries from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, July 25, in the Massari Arena at CSU-Pueblo. SCAHEC is a nonprofit organization and is partially funded through the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

The conference, “Team up for Concussion Awareness,” will provide various sessions and discussions throughout the day with speakers Dr. John Abbott, director for the Emergency Department at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar; Dr. James Kelly, faculty member of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Dr. Rocky Khosla, local Sports Medicine and Family Practitioner, and director for the Sports Medicine Track of the Southern Colorado Family Residency Program; Dr. Karen McAvoy, licensed clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric psychology, and coordinator for Mental Health Services for the Cherry Creek School District; and Dr. Roger Clark, certified athletic trainer and director of the Athletic Training Program at CSU-Pueblo.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and understand more about traumatic brain injury (TBI), the best practices for recognition and treatment of TBI, and to identify back-to-play practices in order to prevent further injury.

For more information or registration, call 719-544-7833 or toll free 1-866-330-7100.

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