5th PINK Concussions Summit

 

The 5th PINK Concussions Summit – #PINK5 – will hosted as a full day track on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children, Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly Conference in Houston, Texas.

The PINK Concussions Symposium will be a scientific presentation of the differences in female brain injury interspersed with short comments from our panel of women patients sharing of their lived experience of brain injury to illustrate these key points. The all-female panel will consist of a cross-section of injuries from sports, domestic violence, work-related injuries, accidents, and military service. The age of the panelists will range from teens to seniors.

The goal of blending scientific findings 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.

Katherine Snedaker’s interview on Good Morning America today: https://youtu.be/uxqQcJc-cQU

  • The Panel:

  • The all-female panel will consist of a cross section of brain injuries from sports, domestic violence, work-related injuries, accidents, and military service. The panel will also represent a range of ages from teens to older women. Here are the women who served on our first PINK Panel at the NIH’s Workshop on Understanding Brain Injury in Women:
  • •   Cindy retired from her highly successful professional soccer career to focus on her long-term health and recovery.
    •   Freya was beaten, strangled, held underwater, and thrown from a porch by her husband.
    •   Harmony’s 11-year career in the Army was cut short by a high-speed parachute accident.
    •   Chéri, a professional actress/model, was sidelined by a fall onto cement in an action scene on the set.
    •   Natalie’s career in high school lacrosse ended with a concussion in her sophomore year.
    •   Colleen’s dream of becoming a pediatric occupational therapist was put on hold by a violent workplace assault.

Co-Chairs:

Katherine Snedaker

Executive Director and Founder of PINKconcussions

Ronald C. Savage

Founding Chair, International Pediatric Brain Injury Society