Thomas H. Jones, MD
Neurosurgeon and
Medical Director,
Santa Barbara
Neuroscience Institute



Dear Colleagues,


As you may know, the 6th Annual Saving the Brain Symposium of the Central Coast will take place on Saturday, October 12, at the Fess Parker/Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara. This event, brought to you by the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System, will bring together local, regional and national experts to share their knowledge on advances in the neurosciences.


As a physician and surgeon, I have been a long-time advocate for evidence-based medicine and research, and I fully endorse this event as its Co-Medical Director. I am personally inviting you to attend this conference with the hope that the speakers will help all of us further our quest for higher quality care and optimal patient outcomes at a cost that yields the maximum value.


Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Richard Deyo, co-author of the book Hope or Hype. Dr. Deyo’s talk, titled “Controversies in the Treatment of Lower Back Pain,” will surely spark discussion among those in our profession. Please see the back page of this magazine for a list of speakers, topics and fee.




Fall 2013 issue:

•    Director's Letter
•    Saving the Brain  Symposium
  Pulmonary Critical Care
  Neuro Critical Care Team

Brain Injury Support


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I look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara on October 12th.

Thomas H. Jones, MD