Unique Perspective for Women with Traumatic Brain Injury: Gender Differences and Coping Strategies

Oct. 13, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


The data regarding active-duty servicewomen who have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) suggest their experiences, aftereffects and outcomes differ from servicemen. This presentation will integrate current research and clinical expertise to advance health care provider awareness of TBI among women serving in the military. The speakers will present current evidence comparing female athletes and active-duty service members with a TBI history as well as data about servicewomen with and without symptoms from co-occurring conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and chronic pain. The presenters will also address the gaps in the present knowledge base concerning gender differences and TBI.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three ways in which brain injuries in women (including concussion or mild TBI) are unique
  • Articulate factors that may account for gender differences in TBI incidence, severity and recovery
  • Apply best practices in the education of women who have sustained a TBI to facilitate recovery


Dr. Odette Harris, MPH
Associate Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation (Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Blind Rehabilitation Services and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, California
Katherine Price Snedaker, L.C.S.W.
Executive Director and Founder Pink Concussions Norwalk, Connecticut


Felicia Johnson, PA-C
Neuroscience Clinician Clinical Affairs Division Contract support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Oct. 13, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and TBI care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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