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The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education.

Gender Issues and Sport-related Concussion

October 9, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 1.6-3.8 million sport and recreational concussions occur annually in the United States. Epidemiological studies conducted to understand sex differences between female and male athletes with respect to sport injury incidence and prevalence have shown that female athletes at both the collegiate and high school levels are at a greater risk for incurring a concussion. In addition, females have been found to report slightly longer concussion symptoms and cognitive impairments. The empirical findings on sex differences in sport-related concussion warrant clinical considerations when assessing concussion among male and female athletes.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current research regarding gender issues and sport-related concussion
  • Identify sports at high risk for concussion at both the high school and collegiate level
  • Articulate gender differences in post-concussion symptoms and concussion outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of concussion management for male and female athletes

Tracey Covassin, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Athletic Training Education
Director, Sport-Related Concussion Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich.

Donald Marion, M.D., M.Sc.
Clinical Affairs Senior Advisor
Contract support to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before October 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. Review guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site.

DCoE’s awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

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