Sports-Related Concussion -- Meeting Feb. 25


An Institute of Medicine committee studying sports-related concussions in youth will hold a workshop to gather data and perspectives from experts and stakeholders, including health care providers, coaches, and parents.  Topics will include the effectiveness of protective equipment, the role of sports rules, and physical training-related concussions in military personnel.


The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 25, in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.  Those who cannot attend in person may participate through a webinar; a link will be available at    


To register or obtain more information about the study, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail