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Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada
  1. Pierre Frémont1,
  2. Lindsay Bradley2,
  3. Charles H Tator3,4,
  4. Jill Skinner5,
  5. Lisa K Fischer6,
  6. from the Canadian Concussion Collaborative
  1. 1Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Canada
  2. 2Carleton University Sport Medicine Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4Canadian Sports Concussion Project, Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5Department of Public Health, Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
  6. 6Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pierre Frémont, Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, 2875 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, Québec, Canada G1V 2M2; pierre.fremont{at}fmed.ulaval.ca

Abstract

The Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is composed of health-related organisations concerned with the recognition, treatment and management of concussion. Its mission is to create synergy between organisations concerned with concussion to improve education and implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions. Each of the organisations that constitute the CCC has endorsed two recommendations that address the need for relevant authorities to develop policies about concussion management in sports. The recommendations were developed to support advocacy for regulations, policies or legislation to improve concussion prevention and management at all levels of sport.

  • Concussion
  • Head
  • Contact sports
  • Injury
  • Sporting injuries
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