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PINK Concussions PINK 7 Toronto Events

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 with additional events March 13-16

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Join PINK Concussions at every day at IBIA for events, presentations and informal gatherings

All events are at the host hotel - Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 

Wednesday, March 13

The PINK Concussions Pre-congress PINK 7 - can be purchased for $100 as a stand-alone event

  • 1 - 6 PM

  • Civic Ballroom South and Foyer

  • Attending IBIA, RSVP by adding PINK to your registration

  • Just attending PINK, use link

The PINK Concussions Awards Reception - Complimentary and open to all

  • 6 - 7:30 PM 

  • Civic Ballroom South and Foyer

  • Complimentary + Cash Bar

  • More info 

  • RSVP here

Thursday, March 14 - For participants attending IBIA

Our PINK Concussions Booth #433

  •   8 AM - 3 PM 

Poster Session 2 and Exhibition

  • 3 - 4 PM 

  • Sheraton/Osgoode Hall

  • Paper #760 Poster: Playing the Game or Gaming the System: Are US Private High School Student-Athletes Reporting, Hiding or Faking Concussions?

  • Paper #759 Poster: The PINK Concussions Women and Girls with Brain Injury

Friday, March 15 - For participants attending IBIA

Our PINK Concussions Booth #433

8 AM - 4 PM

The PINK Task Force on TBI and Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence - For participants attending IBIA

  • 7 - 8 PM

  • Linden (Mezzanine Level)

  • For anyone interested in the cross-section of TBI and Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

  • RSVP here

Saturday, March 16  - For participants attending IBIA

Sports Concussion Session

  • 10:30 AM - 12 PM

  • Abstract #761 Oral Presentation: From Paper to Practice: Developing and Implementing Sports Injury Prevention Interventions that Make a Difference - 4 Year Update


The PINK Concussions PINK & 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.

For more on the 2019 PINK Awards and to RSVP, click here