Greater Shreveport Chamber to Host Cognitive Health Summit

The Greater Shreveport Chamber is partnering with a host of local businesses and health care providers to present the region’s first-ever Cognitive Health Summit entitled: Healthy Brain, Healthy Workplace, Healthy Life. The 2-day event offers a one-stop opportunity to gather information and access resources to address topics such as employee and personal productivity, stress resilience, leadership, talent development and cognitive wellness challenges faced by businesses, individuals and families.

“The explosive growth of digital technology has blurred the lines between work, school and home, and the ubiquity of these tools across all age groups has created cognitive and performance challenges for employers, adults and children alike,” said Dr. Timothy Magner, President of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. “This summit allows us to bring together a number of our members who offer information, services and resources that can help businesses and families understand these issues and get the support they need to help navigate them successfully.”

Sponsors, partners and speakers include Learning RX, The BrainTrain Learning Solutions, Clint Davis Counseling, LSU Health Sciences Center, Brentwood Hospital, Gilliam & Associates, Brewer Physical Therapy, Romph & Pou, LSU Shreveport, Lola Magazine, Southern University Shreveport, BNB Systems, Digivision, Louisiana Tech, Quantum Transformation Centre, Your Executive Solutions, Willis Knighton Health Systems, American Mama’s, PairO’Docs Bio-Rejuvenis and School of Greatness.

Day One of the Cognitive Awareness Summit will take place on March 13th at LSU Shreveport, University Center and will focus on “Healthy Workplace” seminars. The day opens at 8:00 AM with registration and breakfast, followed by an opening panel of local experts, covering topics including cognitive skills in the workplace, digital wellbeing, leadership, overcoming addiction, cultivating a strengths-based, engaged workplace and much more. The lunchtime panel will include medical experts and scientists from LSU Health Shreveport addressing the “State of the Brain in Louisiana”.

A special screening of the award-winning short documentary series “Screenagers” will be offered that evening at 6:00 PM in the University Center Theater. In the first of two 40-minute movies, Screenagers “Growing up in the Digital Age” reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. “Screenagers the Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience” examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help our youth build the crucial skills necessary to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

On Saturday, March 14th the focus and location shifts to “Healthy Life” topics at Southern University-Shreveport’s Alphonse Jackson Jr. Bldg. The day will begin at 9:00 AM, again led by our area’s foremost experts and medical professionals from Willis Knighton Health Systems and LSU Health Shreveport, topics include nutrition to boost the brain, how to adapt as your brain ages, technology’s impact on adolescents and much more. Two special panels that day will explore in more depth the “Impact of Technology on the Brain” and “Mind, Body and Spirit: Emotions and the Brain, Fitness and the Brain and Spirituality and the Brain”.

Tickets for all events can be purchased directly at HealthybrainNWLA.org and group discounts are available by calling 318-677-2500.

Since its founding in 1910, the mission of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) has been to promote economic prosperity, serve as a business advocate, and celebrate the achievements of the Shreveport Bossier region. With over 1300 members, the GSCC is designated as a 5 Star Accredited Chamber by the US Chamber of Commerce, one of less than 2% of Chambers across the country honored with this distinction.