Welcome to PINK Concussions


UPCOMING EVENTS

2018

Dec 7 Brown U Katherine presents at TBI-ED: Tackling Brain Injuries through Education Design

Dec 17  Tampa PINK 6 - PINK Summit #6 hosted by the Tampa VA ***

2019

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

Oct 22 in DC Katherine speaks 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 gives an hour presentation on Female Brain Injury to patients/providers at Brain Injury Alliance of Utah's annual conference: What’s My Contribution?

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Sept 30 in Dallas  Katherine moderated The PINK Panel Dallas at the ACRM Conference with Colleen, Freya, Cherie, Harmony, Saya, Brittni and Gunny

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Sept 27 in Toronto Katherine presented on Female Athletes/TBI at ELEVATE Tech Conference - With Dr. Charles Tator - https://elevatetechfest.com

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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

June 13 in DCThe 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.

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1. Women and girls sustain more concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts in sports with similar rules.

2. Women and girls have been documented to have a higher number, and more severe, symptoms than males.

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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. 

PINK Concussions Panel hosted on Dec 18, 2017, by @NIH at their #pinkTBI Workshop.

 

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?

Everything.

And despite these long-established facts of female brain injury...

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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.


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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

 
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PINK 3 New Orleans at IBIA

Injury across the Female Life Span

 

PINK 4 Rome at IPBIS

Brain Injury in Women Under 25

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Support PINK Concussions to train the medical community as well as provide life-changing Support Groups for Women with Brain Injury.