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English football players to join 10-year health study

Professional footballers in England will join the Drake Football Study tracking player health over a 10-year period thanks to a cooperation agreement with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). Researchers will collect medical data from players at age 27 and continue until after they ...

Third Annual UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium

As the Annual UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium enters its third year, experts are coming together to share their progress from the last 12 months and look to the future of concussion research in the UK This Wednesday sees experts from across the UK come together for the Third Annual UK ...

Announcing the HEADING Study

Former players will be recruited through the Professional Footballers’ Association for study examining the link between heading the ball or concussions and long-term cognitive function UK-based researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Queen Mary University ...

The Concussion Database announces updates

Since launching the Concussion Database in November 2016, we have been working hard to build and develop the educational resource. Over the last six months we’ve listened to feedback from our members and made changes to improve their experience of the Concussion Database. Our Literature module ...

Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury 2018

For the second year running, researchers and clinicians from St Mary’s & Imperial College London brought together UK and international experts in traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the two-day Frontiers in TBI conference. The 2018 programme spanned many aspects of TBI, from management and ...

BRAIN Study progressing well

A major scientific study of former England rugby internationals and Oxford and Cambridge University players, examining the possible long-term effects of the game on brain health, is progressing well since its launch in 2016. The RFU, alongside leading academics from The London School of Hygiene ...

BRAIN Study Protocol Published

Brain health and healthy AgeINg in retired rugby union players, the BRAIN Study: study protocol for an observational study in the UK The BRAIN study, funded by The Drake Foundation has published its protocol in BMJ Open. The publication details the ongoing cross-sectional study which is ...

Second Annual UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium held

UK experts meet to discuss progress in sports concussion research. One year on from the First Annual UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium, media attention and public concern regarding concussion and its potential long-term effects remain high. Today, experts from across the UK are coming ...