Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, to Deliver Keynote Speech at Traumatic Brain Injury Conference: Changing the Game - Jacksonville, Florida

Top Quote The Toral Family Foundation Gears up to Provide Florida Clinicians a Comprehensive One-Day Program on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). End Quote
  • Jacksonville, FL (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2013 - On October 4, 2013, The Toral Family Foundation will host the "TBI: Changing the Game Conference" - an event to educate, inspire and connect medical professionals on the topic of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and it's relevancy to all practicing clinicians. Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN is set to deliver the keynote speech at the event.

    The Toral Family Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Ft. Lauderdale, aims to collaborate with the healthcare community to improve the lives of all individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries through research, education and access to resources.

    The one-day program will provide CEU credits as well as a forum for physicians, nurses, case managers, therapists and other medical professionals to learn from leading experts on Traumatic Brain Injury, share insights and ideas, and initiate community solutions to understanding and effectively caring for individuals with TBI's. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the integral role(s) they can play in the care of the TBI patient and improving the field as a whole.

    Held at the University of North Florida campus, the conference will bring together diverse professionals within the medical field to share perspectives on TBI's in our community, while providing a platform for clinicians from around the state to connect and take action. The event is being produced in partnership with committee members: Dr. Joseph Tepas, Dean for Clinical Informatics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, and Chief Medical Information Officer at Shands Jacksonville; Dr. Andrew Kerwin, Chief of Division of Acute Care Surgery at Shands Jacksonville; Dr. Phillip Aldana Chief of Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Shands Jacksonville; Dr. Jerry Bridgham, Chief Medical Officer for Wolfson's Children's Hospital; and Dr. Cynthia Beaulieu, Program Director of the Brain Injury Program and the Pediatric Program at Brooks Rehabilitation Center.

    The program panelists include physicians, therapists, neuropsychologists, and an attorney who will be sharing insights into how the rising number of TBI's affects their professional roles and our community, methods and practices they can adopt in their relevant practices to help improve the lives of these individuals, and what is currently being done state-wide to address these issues.

    The keynote speech for the conference will be delivered by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and author of three best-selling books. Dr. Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for Anderson Cooper 360, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program. In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and regularly performs surgery at Emory University and Grady hospitals.

    "We are excited to collaborate with UF's College of Medicine in bringing Dr. Sanjay Gupta to the conference, who will be a powerful voice in Florida and help influence how TBI is viewed, managed, studied, and ultimately funded to improve the quality of life of all those affected." said Frank Toral, Senior Partner at Toral Garcia Battista Attorneys at Law and founder of the Toral Family Foundation.

    TBI: Changing the Game Conference Details:
    Friday October 4, 2013
    University of North Florida, Student Union Center
    1 UNF Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32224

    Registration is required. Full conference information will be available soon at http://www.toralfamilyfoundation.org

    About Toral Family Foundation
    The Toral Family Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and improving the lives of all persons and their families impacted by a brain or spinal cord injury through research, funding, education and access to community resources. Founded by Frank Toral, the senior partner of Toral, Garcia, Battista Attorneys at Law, the foundation was created as a result of the demand for more resources and support by individuals living with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Toral also authored, on behalf of the foundation, "Brain Injury: Where do we go from here?" a handbook developed to guide families whose loved one has sustained a brain injury. The handbook is distributed for free to families and professionals upon request.

    Toral Family Foundation
    13131 SW 19th St., Davie FL , 33325
    Contact: Giselle Reid, Executive Director
    Phone: 855-867-2533
    Email: greid ( @ ) toralfamilyfoundation dot org

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