On Oct. 19–20, 2010, Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center will host “Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussion.” The summit will bring together top scientists, trainers, coaches, officials and manufacturers from across the United States, Canada and Europe to discuss concussion-related issues, including the science of concussions, impact on children, and sporting world response. While the summit will focus on ice hockey, concussion-related topics will apply to all sports.
Mayo Clinic is hosting the event with support in part from the Hockey Equipment Certification Council, International Ice Hockey Federation, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, USA Hockey, Team Wendy, and the Johannson-Gund endowment.
At the conclusion of the summit, participants will develop an “Action Plan: Integrating Action Items into the Strategic Plan” and a strategy to share the plan with the hockey community.
Those interested in following the event via Twitter can use the #mayoconcussion hash tag. Presenters will be available for interview throughout the summit. For media who cannot attend, other interview accommodations, including via VideoLink, are available. Members of the media interested in attending the event or interviewing participants should contact Bryan Anderson at (507) 284-5005.