MISSOULA – The Neural Injury Center at the University of Montana will host the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Conference Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 100 Madison St., in Missoula. The conference starts at noon on Friday and runs until 4 p.m. Saturday.
The conference is designed to teach attendees how to apply state-of-the-art research findings to assessing and treating patients with concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries. Experts from across the country will present information on assessing and treating sports concussions; evaluating new best practices and technological interventions, such as “brain games,” for enhancing neuroplasticity and training of attention; understanding the impact of repeated concussions on neurodegeneration and applying this knowledge to clinical practice; and other topics. A complete conference schedule is available online at http://health.umt.edu/nic/events.php.
The cost to attend the conference both days is $275, while one day costs $200. Students receive a discounted rate of $90 to attend both days. Continuing education credits also are available for athletic trainers and physical, speech and occupational therapists. To register, email Cindi Laukes, UM Neural Injury Center chief operating officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.