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The PINK Concussions Summit with the Tampa VA: Explorations in Female Military Brain Injury

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF
Monday, December 17, 2018
8 am to 4 pm with an evening reception to follow

This invitation-only event is free. To request an invite, contact: Katherine@PINKconcussions.com or Gabriela.Ryan@va.gov

PINK 6 - The PINK Concussions Summit with the Tampa VA: Explorations in Female Military Brain Injury Summit, will be held on Dec 17, 2018, and will focus on brain injury in veteran and active-duty women hosted by the Tampa VA.

The keynote speakers will be Katherine Helmick, Deputy Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), and Dr. Paul Pasquina. Dr. Pasquina is leading NCAA Care Consortium Concussion Research for the US Service Academies and will share concussion data from United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies.

DRAFT Agenda - subject to change

Welcome and Introduction
Joe Battle, Tampa VA Director, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa VA
Dr. Steven Scott, DO; James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa VA
Gabriela Ryan, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center 
Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, PINK Concussions

Morning Keynote
Keynote: Katherine Helmick, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, Deputy Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)     
    
Female TBI Diagnosis and Assessment: The Neuropsychological Perspective    
Dr. Pritesh Parbhoo, Psy.D. Clinical Director, NeuroInternational Healthcare, LLC    
TBA Tampa VA Neuropsych        

Inflammation and Imaging in Female TBI    
Dr. Maheen Adamson, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto/Stanford University School of Medicine    
Dr. M. Windy McNerney, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto/Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Alex Lin, Director, Center for Clinical Spectroscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School     
    
TBI and Comorbid Disorders in Female Service Members: Mental Health, Sleep, PTSD    
Dr. Laura Bajor, TBI Psychiatry, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa VA
    
PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, and Hormones Post-TBI    
Tampa PTSD/MST - James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa VA
Dr. Ann Rasmusson, National PTSD/Boston VA

Health and Relationship Experiences Among Post-9/11 Female Veterans Evaluated for TBI
Dr. Terri K. Pogoda, PhD, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Public Health

Female TBI - Cultural considerations: Race/Ethnicity + Female Gender
Dr. Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD, The University of Texas Medical Branch 

TBI in Animal Studies  
Dr. Mark Kindy, PhD, Pharmacy, James Haley, USF, Shriners

Brain Plasticity  
Dr. Michael Hoffman, MD, PhD, Orlando VA Neurology        

Post-traumatic Headaches in Female Patients    
Dr. Georgia Kane, Headache Center of Excellence, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa VA
Dr. Tad Seifert, MD, Norton Healthcare's Sports Concussion Program, University of Kentucky College of Medicine    

Afternoon Keynote: 
NCAA DoD Care Consortium – Report on the Service Academies Data Set 
Dr. Paul Pasquina, MD, USA (retired) Walter Reed, Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine    

Female-specific Treatment and Recovery Outcomes     
Dr. Catherine Fortier, PhD - TRACTS Cohort, VA Boston

Domestic Violence/IPV and TBI in Women Veterans 
Katherine Snedaker. LCSW, PINK Concussions    

A Panel of Female Veterans with TBI Moderated by Katherine Snedaker,  
Harmony Allen - Airforce training accident TBI
Freya - Domestic Violence TBI 
Blast injury patient