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International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport 2023 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

International conferences informing the evidence-based evaluation and management of concussion in sport have been held for over two decades. The latest consensus statement synthesises new scientific evidence and updated recommendations based on the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Amsterdam 27-30 October 2022. 

Featured topics include:

  • Effective preventive strategies
  • Recommended early interventions
  • New concussion assessment “tools” (for all stakeholders and for health care professionals)
  • Updated return-to-sport and return-to-school recommendations
  • Potential long-term effects, including neurodegenerative disease
  • When to retire/discontinue contact sports 
  • Para-athlete concussion care
  • Knowledge gaps and research priorities


Speakers included:

Professor Jon Patricios, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Kathryn Schneider, Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary, Canada

Professor John Leddy, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Concussion Management Clinic, University of Buffalo, New York, USA

Professor  Bob Cantu, Clinical Professor Department of Neurosurgery at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Professor Grant Iverson, Professor at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Dr Ruben Echemendia, University Orthopedics Concussion Care Clinic, State College, Pennsylvania, USA  and University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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