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The Derek Sheely Conference

Reducing Catastrophic Risk for Student-Athletes

This conference is held in honor of Derek Sheely, who died from a traumatic brain injury sustained during football practice in 2011. This public event is to inform and engage coaches, athletic trainers, other sports medicine personnel, student-athletes, youth, and parents. 

This program is designed to:

  • Save lives through Derek’s story
  • Raise awareness about football risks to college and youth athletes
  • Educate coaches, athletic trainers, administrators, athletes, and parents about the risks, risk reduction strategies, and best practices for football (including high school football)
  • Raise awareness of Healthy Sport Index

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2019 Derek Sheely Conference Schedule »

About the Conference

April 18, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20052

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There is no cost to attend this event.

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Brought to you by: The Derek Sheely Foundation, NCAA, Aspen Institute and George Washington University