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Prevention of Sports-Related Concussions Emphasized at November Workshop

A Sports-Related Concussions Workshop will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by ASTM Subcommittee F08.51 on Medical Aspects and Biomechanics during the meetings of Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities, Nov. 14-17 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Types of brain trauma that can result in concussions, the mechanism of concussions, and the use of equipment and techniques that can decrease the risk for cerebral concussions will be defined. A speaker’s list and round table discussions are in the planning stage. Speakers appear by invitation; several openings remain. Potential speakers should contact the workshop coordinator, Alan B. Ashare, M.D., who chairs ASTM Subcommittee F08.51, as well as the U.S. Hockey Safety and Protective Equipment Committee.

Pre-registration is not required. A small admission fee (waived for students) will be charged.

For further details, contact Alan Ashare, M.D., St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA 02135-2997 (617/789-2815; fax: 617/562-7247). For meeting or membership information, contact Staff Manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (610/832-9714). //

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