U.S. concussion experts meet, seek consensus on treatment

UW Medicine surgeon attends; NFL-sponsored conference aims to set national agenda toward care of concussions

International Business Times  |  Updated 11:30 AM, 10.14.2015

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  • San Francisco plays Denver at Wembley Stadium. The NFL has spent more than $100 million on concussion research and prevention in the last five years. Flicker | Mark Botham
Dozens of U.S. medical experts will meet in Pittsburgh tomorrow to discuss prospective next steps in the prevention and treatment of sports concussions. The National Football League is sponsoring the two-day meeting.

Among the researchers is UW Medicine neurological surgeon Richard Ellenbogen, who also is co-chair of the league’s Head, Neck and Spine committee. He will co-lead a new UW Sports Health and Safety Institute created through a NFL grant.

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