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Concussion in Women and Girls

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

BMO Education & Conference Centre, Toronto

You are invited to attend the first symposium of “Concussion in Women and Girls” hosted by the Canadian Concussion Centre at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre. The invited speakers will present on the latest research & developments in Prevention, Diagnosis, Management/Intervention, and Policy. Researchers and clinicians are invited to attend. 

Call for Abstracts:

The Call for Abstracts is open for this event.

Research topics for presentation include the following:
Prevention, Diagnosis, Management/Intervention, and Policy.

Format: The structured abstract should be 250 words or less and should contain the title of the presentation, the presenter(s) (without degrees), location of research, and the following headings: Background, Objective(s), Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Selected abstracts will be published in the program and posted on our website after the conference.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is August 1, 2017. The first-named author will be notified by September 1, 2017 about whether or not the abstract has been selected, and whether it will be a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts should be sent to

Preliminary Program & Speakers:

Jeff Bazarian
Menstrual Phase and Outcome after TBI

Christy Collins
A Comparison of US High School and Collegiate Sports-Related Concussion Rates and Characteristics by Sex

Dave Ellemberg
Long-term Cognitive and Psycho-affective Outcomes in Male and Female Collegiate Athletes Following Sport-Related Concussion

Laura Purcell
Sugar and Spice May not be so Nice: Concussions in Girls

Eve Valera
Concussions in Women Experiencing Intimate-Partner Violence

Martina Anto-Ocrah
Reproductive and Sexual Functioning in Women, after Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Ruth Wilcock
Concussion Hits Home – An Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence and Brain Injury

Shannon Bauman
Sex Differences in Clinical Diagnosis and Recovery in Sports related Recovery

Angela Colantonio
Sex, Gender and Concussions in Vulnerable Populations

Charles Tator
Treatment of Postconcussion Syndrome in Women and Girls

Additional speakers include: Fran Rider, Donna Ouchterlony, and others

Thank you to our sponsors:

CIHR  USports Women's Brain Health Initiative

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