The Chattanooga Brain Injury Association will hold its annual fundraiser and community education event on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Changing the Face of Brain Injury, Beyond Concussion... The New Normal and After Effects will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dr. Joseph Miller who is a neurosurgeon and a keynote speaker will discuss how the rise of high impact sports have made children more susceptible to brain injury and trauma more than ever before.
Dr. Miller graduated magna cum laude from Samford University and holds an M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is fellowship trained in Spinal Surgery. He performed his spine fellowship under Dr. Mark N. Hadley, current president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and past president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Miller also cares for patients with aneurysms, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, chiari malformations, tigeminal neuralgia, peripheral nerve disorders, hydrocephalus, and other conditions affecting the brain and spine.
In addition to his clinical training, he also was a T32 NIH Research Fellow with a focus in neuro-oncology and spinal cord injury. He conducted translational research in spinal cord injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s’ disease) at Emory University. Dr. Miller has over 20 publications, four book chapters, and has presented at over 17 meetings.
Dr. Miller’s family has been treating conditions affecting the brain and spine for three generations. Dr. Joe Miller, his grandfather, was a neurosurgeon in Tennessee and trained many of the neurosurgeons throughout the Southeast. Dr. Miller’s father, Dr. Caudill Miller, is a neurologist in Alabama.
Dr. Miller has always been an athlete and has conducted extensive research in sports related concussions. He has also treated many patients with exercise related injuries.
Individual tickets are $75. Sponsorships are available at the Platinum ($2,500), Gold ($1,500), Silver ($1,200) levels, and Table Hosts ($600). Visit www.cabiatn.org to register, pay, or donate to CABIA.