July 1, 2019

Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, HHS Executive Commissioner

Kelli Weldon, 512-424-6951

Event Educates Caregivers, Professionals About Brain Injury Prevention

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will host its second annual Texas Brain Injury Conference on Tuesday, July 9, in Austin to prompt discussions and education about child and teen brain injuries.

The event will feature exhibitors and presentations covering topics such as water safety, child passenger safety, pediatric strokes and sleep safety. Speakers at the event will include survivors of brain injuries, directors of nonprofit organizations focused on child injury prevention, and representatives from health entities including Austin-Travis County EMS and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

“Improving the safety of Texans is part of our mission, and we want to empower families and health care providers throughout our state with the knowledge and resources they need to be vigilant when it comes to brain injury prevention and supports,” said Kelly Garcia, HHSC Deputy Executive Commissioner for Health, Developmental and Independence Services.

WHAT: The Texas Brain Injury Conference features speakers and discussions about prevention and supports for child and teen brain injuries.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Commons Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road, Building 137, Austin

Registration is required. Admittance to the conference is free. Attendees are encouraged to register for the event in advance to get a free parking permit. To register, visit 2ndtexasbraininjuryconference.eventbrite.com.