Here on our NeuroNotes blog, we have been writing quite a bit about the effects of concussion, and specifically about concussion resulting from participation in sports activities. A crucial piece in what we know about sports and concussion involves necessary regulation of return to play after injury. Traditionally, in football games, for example, it has been common to return to play after a hard hit or even a loss of consciousness. The implementation of return to play regulation must occur to increase the safety of our sports participants.
On Friday, September 13th, a webinar seeks to examine strategies for implementation of return to play legislation. “Addressing Youth Sports-related Concussion: Using CDC Resources and State/Local Approaches” is sponsored by the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA). It will educate participants about CDC resources and materials to assist with return to play implementation and to identify ways that different health systems can work together to help youth athletes after a concussion.
Please join CDC and BIAA on Friday, September 13, 2013, 2:00 pm – 3:00pm EST for this webinar. It is free and you do not have to pre-register. The webinar will have a participant limit so please log on 15 minutes early to ensure a space.
Click here to participate.