Brain Injury Canada to hold the Inaugural Gender Symposium

It is estimated that 30% of reported cases of TBI occur among women, but limited research addressing the impact of sex and gender on outcomes of TBI exists. This lack of gendered information seriously inhibits diagnosis and appropriate intervention across the care continuum, it affects the development and provision of appropriate healthcare services, and leaves women vulnerable to increased rates of mental illness, disability, substance use, unemployment, and poverty. The purpose of this half day symposium is to raise awareness around the need for gendered  research on TBI, discuss areas of concern for brain injured women and girls, and inform participants of the latest research.

Among the 11 presenters, eight are present or past members of the ABI Research Lab: Post doctoral fellows  Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva and Jocelyn Harris,  PhD students Halina Haag and Reema Shafi, and MScOT students Dayna Jones, Tracey Joseph, Vanessa Amodio and Heather Bruch.

The Women and Brain Injury Inaugural Gender Symposium takes place on September 29, the last day of the Brain Injury Canada Annual Conference in Toronto, ON (September 27-29, 2016).   You must register for the conference to attend the Symposium, and you can register for the single day only.  Full details of the symposium can be found on the BIC website or downloaded here.

We thank the Ontario Brain Institute for their support for this event.

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