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Proceedings from the Ice Hockey Summit III: Action on Concussion
Current Sports Medicine Reports
  • Aynsley M. Smith, Mayo Clinic
  • Patrick A. Alford, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Mark Aubry, Ottawa Sport Medicine Centre
  • Brian Benson, University of Calgary
  • Amanda Black, University of Calgary
  • Alison Brooks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Charles Burke, UPMC St. Margaret
  • Ryan D'Arcy, Simon Fraser University
  • David Dodick, Mayo Clinic
  • Michael Eaves, St. Olaf College
  • Chad Eickhoff, Mayo Clinic
  • Kristen Erredge, Mayo Clinic
  • Kyle Farrell, Mayo Clinic
  • Jonathon Finnoff, Mayo Clinic
  • Douglas D. Fraser, Western University
  • Christopher Giza, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Richard M. Greenwald, Simbex
  • Blaine Hoshizaki, University of Ottawa
  • John Huston, Mayo Clinic
  • Janelle Jorgensen, Mayo Clinic
  • Michael Joyner, Mayo Clinic
  • David Krause, Mayo Clinic
  • Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Matthew Leaf, Officiating Education Program
  • John Leddy, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Kevin Margarucci, Player Safety
  • Susan Margulies, Emory University
  • Jason Mihalik, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Thayne Munce, Sanford Sports Science Institute
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The Ice Hockey Summit III provided updated scientific evidence on concussions in hockey to inform these five objectives: 1) describe sport-related concussion (SRC) epidemiology, 2) classify prevention strategies, 3) define objective, diagnostic tests, 4) identify treatment, and 5) integrate science and clinical care into prioritized action plans and policy. Our action plan evolved from 40 scientific presentations. The 155 attendees (physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurses, neuropsychologists, scientists, engineers, coaches, and officials) voted to prioritize these action items in the final Summit session. 1) Establish a national and international hockey data base for SRC at all levels, 2) eliminate body checking in Bantam youth hockey games, 3) expand a behavior modification program (Fair Play) to all youth hockey levels, 4) enforce game ejection penalties for fighting in Junior A and professional hockey leagues, 5) establish objective tests to diagnose concussion at point of care (POC), and 6) mandate baseline testing to improve concussion diagnosis for all age groups. Expedient implementation of the Summit III prioritized action items is necessary to reduce the risk, severity, and consequences of concussion in the sport of ice hockey.

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Aynsley M. Smith, Patrick A. Alford, Mark Aubry, Brian Benson, et al.. "Proceedings from the Ice Hockey Summit III: Action on Concussion" Current Sports Medicine Reports Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (2019) p. 23 - 34
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