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Drake SHIR Symposium 2021: new date announced

UPDATE FROM THE SYMPOSIUM ORGANISERS (25/01/2022): Following the postponement of the Drake Sports Head Impact Research Symposium in December due to COVID, we’re pleased to announce that the rearranged Symposium will now take place at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 26th April 2022. If you had ...

Drake SHIR Symposium 2021 POSTPONED

UPDATE FROM THE SYMPOSIUM ORGANISERS (04/12/2021): We have been closely monitoring the COVID situation, particularly the concern around the new Omicron variant. Unfortunately, we have decided that the only sensible option is to postpone the Drake Sports Head Impact Research Symposium 2021. ...

Registration open for the 2021 Drake Sports Head Impact Research Symposium

First held in November 2016, the Annual Drake Sports Head Impact Research Symposium (previously the UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium) is co-organised between The Drake Foundation, Rugby Football Union, Football Association, England and Wales Cricket Board and the British Horseracing ...

Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure Participation in elite adult rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure. This is the finding of a study of 44 elite rugby players, almost half of whom had recently ...