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Concussion Research: Consensus Statements & Position Papers

Position Papers & Consensus Statements

The following page contains position papers and consensus statements on best practices in diagnosing & treating concussion.

American Academy of Neurology Statement Paper

"Summary of Evidence-Based Guideline Update : Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports : Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology."

This statement paper was published on March 18, 2013 by the American Academy of Neurology. Access to this position paper will require a Palmer College login.

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport

This position paper was published in 2013 by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Access to this position paper will require a Palmer College login.

4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Consensus Statement

Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012

From the abstract:

"The article presents a revision and an update of the recommendations for concussion in sport based on deliberations at the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, Switzerland in November 2012. It offers a summary of concussion and its management with updates from the previous meetings. It outlines the symptoms and signs of acute concussion. It discusses the application of neuropsychological (NP) testing in concussion."

Team Physician Consensus Statement

The Team Physician and the Return-to-Play Decision : A Consensus Statement - 2012 Update


This consensus paper was a collaborative effort of the following six major professional organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.