Giffords office to hold town hall on traumatic brain injuries
Panel discussion to be streamed online
The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will hold an interactive town hall meeting on traumatic brain injuries Wednesday at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Tucson.
Doctors, experts on brain injuries and a veteran who was injured while serving in Iraq will speak at the event that will be streamed live on the web, said Giffords' spokesman Mark Kimble.
There will also be a question-and-answer session, and questions can be sent via email to TBIQuestions@mail.house.gov or tweet to @Rep_Giffords using the hashtag #TBItownhall.
While attendance at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is by invitation, the public can participate online at at www.ustream.tv/channel/giffords or Giffords' Facebook page.
Traumatic brain injuries affect more than 1.5 million Americans a year with many injured in Afghanistan and Iraq, Kimble said in a press release.
The discussion will focus on the impact of those injuries on the military and the importance of rehabilitation, Kimble said.