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GU Medical Center to Host Summit on Female Brain Injuries

PINKconcussions and Georgetown University Medical Center will host the first summit to explore gender differences of female brain injuries including symptoms, treatment and recovery to develop a better model of care on February 27, 2016.

The group of physicians, researchers and scientists will tackle what they say is an underappreciated medical issue: brain concussions in girls and women.

Existing evidence about gender differences is convincing enough that the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released a 2012 position statement, declaring that in sports that are played the same way, female athletes sustain more concussions, have symptoms that are more severe and take longer to recover than their male counterparts.

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