PINK 3 - The 3rd PINK Concussions International Conference
The IBIA World Congress is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury.
PINK Concussions was honored to have PINK 3 - The 3rd PINK Concussions International Conference on Female Brain Injury including Concussion - on Sunday, April 2, as a post-conference day, at the 2017 IBIA World Brain Injury Congress in New Orleans, LA.
The Military Keynote Speaker was Katherine Helmick, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, Deputy Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC).
- Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT, FCAHS, FACRM, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto
- Juliet K Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) at the CDC Injury Center
- Katherine Helmick, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, Deputy Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
- John Leddy, MD, University of Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, University of Buffalo
- Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, PINK Concussions
- Monique Renae Pappadis, MEd, PhD, The University of Texas Medical Branch
- Tad Seifert, MD, Norton Healthcare's Sports Concussion Program, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
- Glynnis Zieman, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
8-8:08 AM Welcome: Katherine Price Snedaker
8:10-8:30 Keynote: Brain Injury & Trauma in Female Service Members: Kathy Helmick
8:35-8:50 Differences in Adult Acquired Brain Injury: Angela Colantonio
8:55-9:10 Differences in Minority Women and Brain Injury: Monique Renae Pappadis
9:15-9:30 Differences in the Pediatric Brain Injury: Juliet K Haarbauer-Krupa
9:35-9:55 Traumatic Brain Injury in Victims of Domestic Violence: Glynnis Zieman
10-10:25 COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
10:30-10:45 Female differences inflammation & imaging: Inga Katharina Koerte
10:50-11:05 Diagnosis & Assessment: Tad Seifert
11:10-11:25 The Physiology of Concussion and the Female Athlete: John Leddy
11:10-11:20 Review of US and International Equestrian Concussion Protocols: Katherine Snedaker
11:25-11:55 Faculty Panel Q&A
12-12:55 PM LUNCH
1-1:15 Education, Re-injury & Outcomes: Katherine Price Snedaker
1:20-1:35 Sexual Functioning, Desire, and Satisfaction in Women with TBI and Healthy Controls: Monique Renae Pappadis
1:40-2:05 Sex and Gender Factors in Female Brain Injury Research in the Past, Present & Future: Faculty Panel
2:05-2:15 Wrap Up & Future Plans: Katherine Price Snedaker & Angela Colantonio
Katherine Helmick, Angela Colantonio and Tad Seifert will be returning for their third event with PINK. Katherine will give the keynote on brain injury in female soldiers while Angela will present the civilian data. Tad will present on assessment and diagnosis with a focus on migraine. Glynnis Zieman will return with her presentation on Domestic Violence from Palo Alto PINK. While new comers to our PINK events, Juliet K Haarbauer-Krupa, Inga Katharina Koerte and Monique Renae Pappadis are also incredible experts in their fields.
Juliet will present our pediatric session and Inga will give the imaging session. Monique will add two new topics to the event which we think are very important: Minority Women and Brain Injury; and based on her international research paper, Sexual Functioning, Desire, and Satisfaction in Women with TBI.
Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, is the Executive Director and Founder of PINKconcussions, a non-profit focused on female brain injury including concussion from sports, violence, accidents, and military service. She earned her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. In 2013, Katherine founded PINKconcussions; and in 2016, Katherine produced the first International Summit of Female Concussion and TBI at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Medical Center/MedStar; and then she produced a two day symposium on Female Brain Injury at the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System/Stanford University. Katherine has presented on female concussions for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center DVBIC and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury as well civilian medical conferences such as the American Academy of Neurology AAN Sports Concussion Conference, as well as the 2016 World Brain Injury Congress at The Hague. Partnered with Clemson University professors, she has published a peer-reviewed study of female and male athletes’ experience of concussion. She is currently working on a three year project to track any reported concussions in 11,000 school children in Norwalk CT. Before PINK Concussions, she founded SportsCAPP.com which focused on free resources for youth sports teams for concussion education and policy; and also produced four state conferences for CT school nurses/staff in best practices to help students “Return to Learn/School” after concussion while lowering risk of liability. She has presented on concussion across the US, Canada and Europe.
Dr. Angela Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto where she holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN. Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) that includes a focus on women and sex/gender analyses, TBI in vulnerable populations, and work-related TBI & subsequent return to work. She has authored over 250 publications and has presented to over 400 research, clinical and lay audiences. She co-leads an international task force on Girls/Women with ABI and serves on the Board of Brain Injury Canada. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology. In 2015, she was awarded the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.
Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, is a Senior Health Scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) at the Injury Center. As a behavioral scientist, her role on the TBI team is to devise research projects and products to better understand trends in TBI in the US and to improve health outcomes for individuals living with a TBI. She is project lead on the Report to Congress on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and the Return to School Projects in the division. Recent publications report on life expectancy and unemployment outcomes for moderate to severe TBI, PTSD in mild TBI, point of healthcare entry for children with concussions, talking to young children about concussions, and service delivery systems for children with TBI. She has degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh in Communication Disorders and completed her PhD at Georgia State University. Dr. Haarbauer-Krupa has 30 years of experience and has authored over 20 publications and presentations in the area of traumatic brain injury with specialties in rehabilitation and pediatric populations. She has previously been on faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University, and Georgia State University and currently holds an adjunct position in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.
Katherine Helmick, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, is the deputy director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). She brings considerable clinical, educational and research experience in the field of neuroscience to include more than 100 regional, national and international presentations and more than 15 peer-reviewed publications. Helmick has served in a variety of leadership, advisory and operational roles, including deputy director for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury; deputy director for the Clinical and Educational Affairs Office for DVBIC; manager of the Office of Clinical Standards at DVBIC; neurological surgery nurse practitioner at Hodes Neurosurgery in Louisville, Kentucky; nurse practitioner/clinical care coordinator at the University of Louisville Hospital; and clinical research coordinator in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. Helmick holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in family and child development from Virginia Tech University. She has earned the following certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.Dr. Angela Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto where she holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN. Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) that includes a major focus on women and sex/gender analyses. She has authored over 200 publications and has presented to over 400 research, clinical and lay audiences. She co-leads an international task force on Girls/Women with ABI and serves on the Board of Brain Injury Canada. She is a Fellow of American College of Epidemiology, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015, she was awarded the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.
Monique R. Pappadis
Monique R. Pappadis, M.Ed., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and an Investigator at the Brain Injury Research Center of TIRR Memorial Hermann. She is also a Research Career and Development Core Scholar of UTMB’s Claude D. Pepper Center and a Scholar of the Translational Research Scholars Program through the Institute for Translational Sciences. She has a diverse background in biological sciences, psychology, health education and social work, with specific training in measurement development, health education and promotion, psychoeducational interventions, and mixed methodologies. In addition, her bilingual skills in Spanish has allowed her to conduct field research assessing the needs of individuals with limited English proficiency and working with persons from diverse backgrounds. Her research includes the role of neurocognition on outcomes after brain injury, minority aging, health disparities, and addressing gender, language, and cultural differences related to outcomes after injury. She has over 13 years of experience conducting patient-centered outcomes research in the area of stroke and traumatic brain injury research. She has expertise in stakeholder engagement, patient-centered outcomes research, conducting qualitative interviews, analyzing data, and integrating quantitative methodologies, and developing educational interventions and resources to address the needs of patients with brain injury and their caregivers. Dr. Pappadis has won several research awards, made several national and international presentations, published 18 peer-reviewed publications, and disseminated several educational materials for persons with brain injury and their caregivers
Tad Seifert, MD, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He completed his internal medicine internship at the University of Louisville and his residency in neurology at the University of Texas at Houston. He then completed a fellowship in headache and facial pain at the renowned Houston Headache Clinic. Dr. Seifert currently serves as director of Norton Healthcare’s Sports Concussion Program and is a clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In 2013, he was appointed head of the NCAA Headache Task Force, where he oversees clinical research related to headache in college athletes. Dr. Seifert was also named the Team Physician for Western Kentucky University athletics. Dr. Seifert also serves as a board member of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority. Dr. Seifert’s clinical practice involves interpreting preseason baseline and follow-up testing, diagnosing and managing concussions, and following patients after injury. The comprehensive Sports Concussion Program is composed of multidisciplinary services, including neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, neuroradiology, sports medicine and physical therapy. Dr. Seifert cares for athletes of all ages and levels – from youth sports to professional leagues
Glynnis Zieman, MD is a traumatic brain injury and sports neurologist at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Zieman’s research interests include traumatic brain injury in domestic violence victims and treatment of persistent posttraumatic headache. Dr. Zieman received her medical degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her adult neurology residency, as well as Neuro Oncology and Traumatic Brain Injury and Sports Neurology fellowships at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is currently a faculty physician in the department of neurology at Barrow Brain Injury and Concussion Center, provides sideline neurological assessment coverage for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level soccer and football and is an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant for the National Football League. In her free time, Dr. Zieman enjoys running marathons and hiking with her husband, Morgan.