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Policy Corner: ACSM Members are Lead Presenters at 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport

On November 1-2, the 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport was held in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference reviewed the latest science and research regarding concussion in sport. A group of experts met during the conference to draft a consensus statement on concussion in sport which will steer policy efforts in coming years, led by Robert Cantu, M.D., FACSM, and Stanley Herring, M.D., FACSM.

Topics included an exploration of a possible recommended minimum age for youth to play tackle American football versus flag. Other topics of discussion at the conference were as follows:
  • Sideline assessment of concussion/SCAT2
  • Concussion diagnosis and RTP on the day of injury
  • Difficult case management
  • Management of pediatric (‹ 15 year old) concussion
  • Long term problems and CTE
  • Knowledge transfer and education
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