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Youth Sports-Related Concussions Examined in New IOM Report

28 Oct, 2013


A new Institute of Medicine report studying sports-related concussions in young people from elementary school through college will be released on Oct. 30 during a public briefing in Washington, D.C.  The report examines factors that may be associated with increased rates of reported concussions, the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment, which sports have the highest rates of reported concussions, screening and diagnosis, treatment and management, and long-term consequences.

The report, SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH: IMPROVING THE SCIENCE, CHANGING THE CULTURE will be available to the public after 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 30. 

Members of the committee that wrote the report will discuss its findings and recommendations and take questions at a public briefing beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  More information is available at this link

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