Youth Sports-Related Concussions Examined in New IOM Report - Release Oct. 30


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.



Advance copies of Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture will be available to reporters only beginning at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 30.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 30.  To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail


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.  Those who cannot attend in person may watch via webcast at  More information is available at