Who We Are

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 concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. 

Katherine Snedaker, Executive Director

PINK Concussions Board of Directors

Through our advocacy over the last three years, Female Traumatic Brain Injury (#pinkTBI) is becoming an important topic in the news, medical journals, social media and on Capitol Hill. Already #pinkTBI videos, social media, articles in the press, scientific papers and conversations are starting to change the awareness and management of female brain injury.

What We Do

Our international medical summits are providing cutting edge research and updating training for the medical providers while stimulating conversation and collaboration among researchers working in the field.

The first female-focused educational resources for women will be created by PINK Concussions in the summer of 2017, based on the hard science and subsequent peer-reviewed summit articles from the brain trust gathered at our summits.

Our Goals

  • Continue to create international medical summits with world-class experts/researchers/clinicians
  • Publicize the most current research on how female brain injury is different from male
  • Stimulate, inspire, and fund future sex/gender-based TBI studies
  • Develop science-based, educational resources designed for women and girls' needs
  • Share the female experience of brain injury at state, national, and global events
  • Create in person and online communities for females isolated by concussion and TBI

Upcoming Events

2016 PINK Concussions Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the VA Pal Alto HealthCare System to focus on female TBI and hormones on October 6-7, 2016.

2017 PINK Concussions International Summit on Female Concussion and TBI will be hosted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 2-3, 2017. 

Past Events

2016 PINK Concussions International Summit on Female Concussion and TBI was held in February 2016, with 65 world class concussion and TBI experts presenting 25 papers and 40 posters for 220 participants hosted by Georgetown University Medical Center.