Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Workshop

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Workshop

December 18, 2017
December 19, 2017

Contact: 

Diana Cummings

Contact Email: 

diana.cummings@nih.gov

Location: 

Natcher Conference Center
NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD 20892

Event Description: 

Plan to Attend the “Understanding TBI in Women” Workshop

The purpose of the “Understanding TBI in Women” workshop is to bring together researchers and clinicians to identify knowledge gaps, best practices, and target populations in research that focuses on females and/or sex differences within the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Women are under-represented in TBI clinical trials, and the reasons for this disparity in enrollment need to be identified and addressed. In addition, pre-clinical studies have often excluded females or have used ovariectomized rather than intact animals, leading to an incomplete understanding of TBI in females.

This workshop will focus on the existing knowledge regarding sex differences in TBI research and how these differences can be incorporated in pre-clinical and clinical efforts going forward. Deliverables from the workshop will include a White Paper that can be converted into a journal publication that describes the workshop, outlines the state of the science, and identifies future directions for research.

Email diana.cummings@nih.gov with questions about the meeting.

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