PINK Concussions – PINK 7 Summit Brings Together Top Experts in Female Brain Injury
TORONTO, ON. – On March 13, the PINK Concussions PINK 7 Summit will be held at the International Brain Injury Association IBIA13th World Congress on Brain Injury, offering the most current clinical information across several fields regarding the unique features of female brain injury and outlooks for recovery. This summit, to be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel,will bring together some of the leading international brain injury experts from Harvard Medical School, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Germany), Monash University (Australia), Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland), The University Health Network, University of Toronto and University of Buffalo.
Concussion research from sports, accidents and the military has shown that women have different injury rates, symptoms, and rates of recovery than men. The PINK 7 Summit is designed to begin the discussion of how to best proceed with the field of brain injury now that sex and gender differences are clear. There will be two one-hour panels of top international experts discussing female brain injury or concussions followed by a one-hour panel of women who are living with brain injury or experienced concussions. The PINK Concussions Award Reception will be held in the same ballroom. The reception is free and all are welcome to enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar.
The summit will present cutting-edge research in addition to providing a platform for discussion of the need to develop practical clinical guidelines to improve the day-to-day care of women who have suffered brain injury. Topics will focus on brain injury sequelae, treatment, and recovery in women. The all-female patient panel will share their lived experiences of brain injury from diverse causes including sports, domestic violence, work-related injuries, accidents, and military service. The goal of blending scientific findings from experts with patients’ experience and perspective is to help translate research data into actionable change in the clinical practice of medical professionals attending the conference.
The Executive Director of PINK Concussions, Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, along with Dr. Ron Savage, Head of the PINK Concussions Professional Advisory Board, will be welcoming civilian, sport and military researchers and clinicians for the Summit at 1:30 PM on March 13 in the Civic Ballroom.
Top experts attending include: (Click here PINK 7 Summit for all bios)
Dr. M Carmela Tartaglia, MD, FRCPC, UHN, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg.(Ont.), FCAHS, FACRM, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. John J. Leddy, University of Buffalo, USA
Prof. Inga Koerte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Jennie Ponsford, AO, Monash University, Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Australia
Dr. Med. Katrin Rauen, FEBN, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Psychiatric University Hospital, Switzerland
Dr. Monique Pappadis, The University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
2019 Award Winners to be honored are: (Click here PINK 7 Summit for all bios)
Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson, DVBIC, Stanford University School of Medicine @AdamsMausoof
Dr. Eve Valera, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital @EveValera2
Brain Injury Canada, award to be accepted by Michelle McDonald, Executive Director, @braininjury_CAN
Gordon and Kathleen Stringer in memory of their daughter, Rowan @Rowans_Dad @RowansLaw
Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario Cabinet Minister @MacLeodLisa
Eric Lindros, retired professional Canadian ice hockey player @88EricLindros
Pamela Fuselli, MSc VP, Parachute @pfuselli @parachutecanada
Charles H. Tator, OC, MD, PhD, FRCSC FACS Toronto Western Hospital @CharlesTator @UHN
Dr. Dan Cass, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre @DrDanCass @Sunnybrook
Social media @PINKconcussions @I_B_I_A #pinkTBI #pink7Seats are now almost all reserved. Please email Katherine@PINKconcussions.com to reserve a media pass. Visit PINK Concussions or the IBIA website for a comprehensive event agenda, tickets and speakers’ bios.
PINK Concussions is the FIRST non-profit to focus on female brain injury including concussions from sport, domestic violence, accidents and military service. PINK Concussions’ mission is to educate the general public as well as civilian and military medical professionals on the sex and gender differences in brain injury to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury care/support for women and girls.
The International Brain Injury Association IBIA’s13th World Congress on Brain Injuryis the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury (traumatic and acquired, including stroke).Delegates are comprised of physicians, psychologists and neuropsychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses, case managers, legal professionals, advocates and all others working in the field of brain injury. The most recent World Congress in 2017 was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 1200 brain injury professionals participated in the 2017 World Congress and the 2019 Congress is expected to have greater attendance.
The aim of the 13th World Congress on Brain Injury is to provide an opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with international professionals focused on the care and/or service of persons with acquired brain injury and the science of brain injury research. State of the art research will be presented with information spanning from basic science to clinical analysis (coma to community) of brain injury.
Official Press Release issued by the Tampa VA on Dec 14, 2018
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TAMPA, FL. – On December 17, the PINK Concussions-Tampa VA Summit, a collaborative full-day summit between the non-profit, PINK Concussions, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (JAHVH), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, will bring together some of the leading brain injury experts from JAHVH, Stanford University, Harvard University, the Palo Alto and Boston VA Healthcare Systems. This summit will offer providers the most current clinical information across several fields regarding the unique features of female brain injury and outlooks for recovery including endocrinology and the influence of PTSD. Concussion research has shown that women have different injury rates, symptoms, and rates of recovery than men.
Sessions will focus on brain injury sequelae, treatment, and recovery in both female service members and female veterans. The summit also features a panel of female veterans living with brain injury to share their experiences in recovery. The summit will provide the participants with both current research as well as practical clinical guidelines to improve their day-to-day work with active duty and veteran women who have suffered a brain injury.
The Executive Director for PINK Concussions, Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, along with Joe Battle, JAHVH Director, and Dr. Steven Scott, DO, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at JAHVH’s Polytrauma Center, will be welcoming civilian, sport and military researchers and clinicians for this free event.
There will be two keynote speakers: Katherine Helmick Lee and COL(ret.) Paul F. Pasquina.
Katherine Helmick Lee, MS, CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN, Deputy Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Ms. Lee brings an unparalleled expertise with more than 100 regional, national and international presentations and more than 15 peer-reviewed publications in the field of neuroscience.
COL(ret.) Paul Pasquina, MD, Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and Chief, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC)is leading NCAA Care Consortium Concussion Research for the US Service Academies. Dr. Pasquina will share concussion data from United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies through the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research which he also directs.
Some of the top experts include:
Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson (DVBIC, Neurosurgery/Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine)
Brian Anderson, BSW, US Army (ret.) - Former Green Beret (VeteranAlternative.org)
Dr. Laura Bajor (JAHVH, Harvard)
Dr. Candace Floyd (University of Utah, Salt Lake City VA)
Dr. Catherine Fortier (VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School)
Dr. Georgia Kane (JAHVH, USF Health)
Dr. Mark Kindy (JAHVH, USF Health, Shriners Hospital for Children)
Dr. Alexander Lin (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Dr. M. Windy McNerney (VA Palo Alto/Stanford University School of Medicine)
Dr. Monique Pappadis, (The University of Texas Medical Branch)
Dr. Pritesh Parbhoo (NeuroInternational Healthcare)
Dr. Terri Pogoda (VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Public Health)
Dr. Ann Rasmusson (National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Science Division, VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston U School of Medicine)
Dr. Tad Seifert (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
The PINK Concussions VIP Reception will be hosted by NeuroInternational on Sunday, December 16th from 6-8 PM at University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) Tampa, FL.
PINK Concussions is the FIRST non-profit to focus on female brain injury including concussions from sport, domestic violence, accidents or military service. PINK Concussions mission is to educate the general public as well as civilian and military medical professionals on the sex and gender differences in female brain injury to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury care/support for women and girls.
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is a tertiary care facility activated in 1972, classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility. JAHVH is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.