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

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury have a webinar coming up this month, Unique Perspectives for Women with Traumatic Brain Injury: Gender Differences and Coping Strategies. It will be held October 13th from 1-2:30 pm ET. While I imagine it will address mild TBI specifically from combat-related activities, these issues also apply for many of our interpersonal violence patients, such as domestic violence victims. The gender-specific nature of this session makes it particularly interesting to me. Click through for details:

From the site:

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:

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