Welcome to PINK Concussions
OUR LAST EVENT
Mar 13 Toronto PINK 7 - PINK Pre-Con at IBIA in Toronto ***
May 9 Boston PINK Concussions with the Boston Children’s Hospital ***
June 5-7 Ohio Katherine presents at Ohio State U’s 4th Brain Health /Performance Summit
TBI Melbourne PINK Concussions Summit 8 Australia ***
*** = Sponsorships opportinuties available
MOST RECENT EVENTS
Dec 7 at Brown University Katherine presented at the TBI-ED: Tackling Brain Injuries Conference #TBIBrownED with @christinebaugh and @bachyns planned by undergrads, Cailin Frankland and Emma McMillan.
Oct 22 in DC Katherine spoke at 2018 Milken Institute Future of Health Summit on the need for women to pledge their brains to TBI brain banks.
Oct 12 in Salt Lake Katherine gave an hour presentation on Female Brain Injury to patients/providers at Brain Injury Alliance of Utah's annual conference: What’s My Contribution?
Sept 30 in Dallas Katherine moderated The PINK Panel Dallas at the ACRM Conference with Colleen, Freya, Cherie, Harmony, Saya, Brittni and Gunny
Sept 27 in Toronto Katherine presented on Female Athletes/TBI at ELEVATE Tech Conference - With Dr. Charles Tator - https://elevatetechfest.com
Sept 26 in Boston Katherine presented on Domestic Violence/TBI at VA & National Center for PTSD Event: Women Veterans, Traumatic Stress and Post-Military Health
Sept 18 in London Katherine mets with www.headway.org.uk
May 23 in NYC - CTE in the Female Brain: Researching answers for Women Athletes, Veterans and Brain Injury Survivors with Mount Sinai Brain Injury Center
June 13 in DC - The PINK Concussions Panel: The Faces of Female Brain Injury will be at #FICTBI at 7:30 - 8:45 AM.
WHY IS FEMALE BRAIN INJURY DIFFERENT?
THE FACTS are clear and proved in multiple research studies.
1. Women and girls sustain more concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts in sports with similar rules.
3. Women and girls tend to have longer recovery periods than males, and more Post Concussion Syndrome.
SO WHY HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF THIS BEFORE?
You aren't alone.
It has been 20 years since sex and gender differences were first seen in brain injury research; yet most women and their doctors are still unaware.
PINK Concusions' mission includes BOTH educating the general public as well as holding professional medical summits to train doctors.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
She is not prepared.
Since women and girls are rarely educated about female brain injury, they are not prepared to cope with the higher number and more severe symptoms as well as the longer recovery times and the risk of Post Concussion Syndrome.
These women and girls, along with their family, friends, teachers or employers, are often unprepared for the recovery head and have unrealistic expectations of the time needed to heal.
WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?
And despite these long-established facts of female brain injury...
the sport, academic, military, and medical communities do not have any female-specific medical guidelines.
There are no return to school/play/work/duty protocols or educational resources designed for women with brain injury.
PINK Concussions is the FIRST EVER non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve...
the pre-injury education and
post-injury medical care
for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service.
We are #pinkTBI.
Training the medical community + inspiring research
Past Medical and Research Summits
PINK 1 Georgetown University Medical Center
Female Brain Injury in Sports, Domestic Violence and Military Service