Preventing Youth Sports Concussions: Washington, DC is Leading the Way - Can It Serve as a Model for a Federal Reporting Requirement?

Leading Neuropsychologist at Children's Hospital, Head of Agency for Sports Health Research, Directors from DC Parks and Rec and DC Department of Health to Share Insights on Monitoring and Prevention

Dec 29, 2015, 11:43 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club's first Newsmakers news conference of 2016 will look at the issue of sports injuries sustained by middle school or high school students and young adults. While every state in America has laws on the books to prevent and report on sports injuries to ensure the protection of young people, very few have enforcement mechanisms in place.

On Tuesday, January 5 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room, a group of experts will discuss the latest technology and treatment protocols – and address whether there should be a federal mandate for sports injury reporting standards :

  • Dr. Gerard A. Gioia, Division Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children's National Medical  Center, Washington, DC. Children's National Medical Center has teamed-up with MedStar Health to offer DC government a unique health assessment and treatment protocol that will protect kids in the nation's capital.
  • Charlie Wund, Executive Director, Agency for Sports Health Research and founder, InjureFree technology platform, LaJolla, Calif. Wund is a former teacher and football player and coach
  • Representatives of the Washington, DC Parks and Recreation and DC Department of Health.

Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is free and open to credentialed journalists and press club members. No advance registration is required.

Mike Smith, Newsmakers event host

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