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Safety in College Football Summit

The Sport Science Institute and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society hosted the second Safety in College Football Summit  in Orlando February 10 and 11, 2016. The event, attended by athletic trainers, physicians, concussion researchers, university administrators, football coaches and representatives from leading sports medicine organizations, was designed to update the three consensus-driven guidelines developed during the first Safety in College Football Summit held in 2014.

The attendees reached general consensus to suggested revisions to football practice, concussion diagnosis and management, catastrophic injury and independent medical care guidelines. The updates, which were reviewed and endorsed by leading scientific, sports medicine and coaching groups, are based on preliminary data researchers presented at the summit related to concussion, exposure to contact during football practices and games, and accelerometers’ ability to accurately measure head impacts. 

To view the updated guidelines, click on the links provided under “Resources”.