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Female Athletes and Concussion

04/13/2011
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Our Spring Distinguished Lecture Series is tomorrow, Thursday April 14, 7-9pm CST on “The Female Athlete and Concussions.

Recent research findings in multiple academic disciplines have sparked a much-needed national conversation about the rising incidence, severity, and consequences of sport-related concussions. This conversation has also raised our awareness, increased our educational efforts, and spurred policy changes. Unfortunately, the vast majority of concussion-related research and public dialogue have centered on male athletes, specifically at the professional level. Yet concussions—and their devastating consequences—affect athletes in all sports and at all levels, regardless of gender. This has prompted scholars to ask: Do gender differences exist in sport-related concussion risk, symptoms, outcomes, and recovery? To address these critical questions and issues, nationally recognized experts will discuss the latest research about what is known and not known regarding the impact of concussions on female athletes. Strategies for future research, as well as educational and prevention efforts, will also be examined.

For more information on this free and open to the public event click here.

To read our newsletter about this important and under examined topic click here.

If you can’t make the event, you can tune in live at 7pm CST.

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