Story last updated at 1/14/2009 - 11:02 am
SITKA - The Alaska Brain Injury Network will hold its Board of Directors meeting, public testimony and provider training on Jan. 21-23 in Sitka. The events are hosted by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services (SCAPS).
"In an Instant, For a Lifetime: Understanding and Working With Traumatic Brain Injury" is the theme for the board meeting, which will feature presentations from brain injury experts and advocates from the Alaska Brain Injury Network.
The board meeting takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
There also will be an opportunity for public testimony from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Harrigan Centennial Hall, which will give people a chance to share how brain injury affected their lives. Both the board meeting and public testimony session are open to anybody interested in learning more about brain injury. Written testimony can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Health providers and others who work with traumatic brain injuries can receive continuing education training from licensed neuropsychologists.
The training is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, at the SEARHC Community Health Services Building First-Floor Conference Room. The continuing education training is its own event being held in conjunction with the board meeting and public testimony.
The meeting will be accessible by teleconference, for those people not able to travel to Sitka. To join the teleconference, call 1-800-791-2345 and type the code 32295.
For more information about the meetings or to register for the continuing education workshop, contact SEARHC Neurodevelopmental Team Coordinator Marilyn Lande at (907)966-8815 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Alaska Brain Injury Network and what it's doing to educate the public about traumatic brain injuries and their impact on Alaska, visit the Alaska Brain Injury Network website at http://www.alaskabraininjury.net.