PINK Concussions PINK 7 Toronto
Sex & Gender Differences in Brain Injury, Recovery & Outcomes
Hosted as a Pre-Con at IBIA’s 13TH World Congress on Brain Injury
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The PINK Concussions Symposium will be an afternoon of world experts discussing their scientific work the sex and gender differences in female brain injury from medical experts along with a panel of women patients. Speakers will include data from sports, Domestic Violence, accidents and military service as well as discuss injury rates and the different mechanisms on injury over a woman’s lifespan.
Speakers from Canada, America, UK and Australia will share research from their countries on female athletes and non-athletes. The all-female patient panel will share their lived experience of brain injury, and will consist of a cross-section of injuries from sports, domestic violence, work-related injuries, accidents, and military service.
The goal of blending scientific findings from experts with the patient’s experience/perspective is to help translate research data into actionable-change in the clinical practice of the medical professionals attending the conference.
Upon completion, a participant will be able to describe three ways in which brain injuries (including concussion) in women differ from males.
Upon completion, a participant will be able to articulate factors that may account for sex and gender differences in TBI incidence, severity, and recovery
Upon completion, a participant will understand the urgent need to develop best practices in the care and education of women with brain injury to facilitate recovery and positive long-term outcomes.
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