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Research summit focuses on female concussion and traumatic brain injury

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2016) — PINKconcussions and Georgetown University Medical Center, with support for the NCAA Sports Science Institute and US Lacrosse, are hosting the first summit to explore gender differences of female brain injuries including symptoms, treatment and recovery to develop a better model of care.

The International Summit on Female Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Georgetown University.

WHAT:

Experts in concussion research to present the latest research in:

  • Pediatrics to geriatrics: concussions and other TBIs across the female life cycle
  • Sports and sports medicine – youth, high school, college, Olympics
  • Domestic violence
  • Military service

WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016
7:30am – Registration
8am to 5:30pm – Research presentations
6pm to 7:30pm – Special panels with journalists and athletes
Click here for details about presentations and panels.

WHERE:

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW,
Washington, DC

MEDIA RSVP: Space is limited. Journalists wishing to attend should RSVP: [email protected]

Read how one female athlete describes her concussion experience and how it differs from many reported concussions in males.

This summit is endorsed by the Brain Injury Association of America, Brain Injury Canada and the Women's Sports Foundation.

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Media Contact

Karen Teber
[email protected]
@Gumedcenter

http://gumc.georgetown.edu

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