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5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Berlin)
  1. Paul McCrory1,
  2. Willem H Meeuwisse2,
  3. Jiří Dvořák3,
  4. Ruben J Echemendia4,5,6,
  5. Lars Engebretsen7,8,9,
  6. Nina Feddermann-Demont10,11,
  7. Michael McCrea12,13,
  8. Michael Makdissi14,15,16,
  9. Jon Patricios17,18,
  10. Kathryn J Schneider19,20,
  11. Allen K Sills21,22
  1. 1 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  3. 3 Department of Neurology and Swiss Concussion Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  4. 4 University Orthopaedic Center, Concussion Care Clinic, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
  5. 5 Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  6. 6 Psychological and Neurobehavioral Associates, Inc
  7. 7 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  8. 8 Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo, Norway
  9. 9 International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne, Switzerland
  10. 10 Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  11. 11 Swiss Concussion Center, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
  12. 12 Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  13. 13 Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  14. 14 Melbourne Brain Centre, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Austin Campus, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  15. 15 La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
  16. 16 Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  17. 17 Section of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa
  18. 18 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  19. 19 Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  20. 20 Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  21. 21 Department of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  22. 22 Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  1. Correspondence to Associate Professor Paul McCrory; paulmccr{at}icloud.com

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Sport-related concussion (SRC) has received much media coverage over the past 5 years. In the face of misinformation about this injury in the minds of parents, coaches and athletes, it is critical that all involved stakeholders receive scientifically sound and up-to-date information regarding SRC and its potential consequences.

One of the most significant developments in SRC over the past two decades has been the establishment of the Concussion In Sport Group (CISG). This group has organised the key consensus meetings in this field and has published assessment tools that have …

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