Sport Concussion Summit Draws Researchers, Practitioners & Stakeholders

Sport Concussion Summit Draws Researchers, Practitioners & Stakeholders

Interventions for preventing sports concussion have been publicized in growing number, but they are still largely focused on changing the behavior of individual athletes, with some focus on coaching protocol post-injury. Evidence-based interventions are needed that not only provide guidance at the local level, but that also brings together the variety of people composing the entire spectrum of prevention through post-concussive treatment. There is a general lack of awareness of the many concussion-focused research hubs and the recent science behind new interventions. In addition, whereas societal experts acknowledge the unique culture surrounding many youth sports, few events bring together the variety of researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders to jointly address the issues, conflicting protocols and discuss potential solutions.