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Concussion symposia at the “Football Medicine Outcomes” conference

The XXVII „Football Medicine Outcomes Conference“ took place in Barcelona between the 2nd and 4th June. With more than 3’000 participants from 97 countries and 220 speakers, it represents the largest football medicine conference worldwide. As last year, the  conference was hosted by FC Barcelona at legendary Camp Nou. Dr. Nina Feddermann-Demont, Dr. Mario Bizzini & Prof […]

Development of the first mobile positioning chair

The first mobile positional chair was developed in close cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Vertigo and Neurological Visual Disorders (ONO Center) of the University of Zurich and the University Hospital of Zurich and the Prolim Engineering Office (Rotundum). This is primarily used for the diagnosis and therapy of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which […]

The SCC at the 2nd World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy

The „2nd World Congress of Sport Physical Therapy“  took place from 16th to 18th March 2017 in Belfast (Northern Ireland). This conference has been organised by the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association for the first time in 2015, and is now proposed bi-annually (2019 in Vancouver). More than 600 participants followed the „Optimal Loading in Sport“ […]

The SCC is being published in Sportphysio 03/2017

At the invitation of Thieme Verlag, several SCC team members have published two publications in the August 2017 edition of Sportphysio, a journal for sports physiotherapists. The first article (Brain Surgery in Sports) provides an up-to-date overview of diagnostics and therapy for athletes after concussion (based on last year’s consensus conference in Berlin). The second […]

Collaborational project on “Effects of heading” for elite football players launched

In cooperation with the University of Paderborn (Prof Dr. Dr. Claus Reinsberger), the Medical School Hamburg (Prof Dr. Astrid Junge) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Vertigo and Neurological Visual Disorders of the University and University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Dr. Dominik Straumann), the SCC is participating at a project funded by the German Federal Institute for […]

The SCC at the „The Future of Football Medicine“

The „Football Medicine Strategies Conference“ took place in Barcelona between the 13th and 15th May. This annual conference has been organized by the Italian Isokinetic Medical Group und FC Barcelona, which hosted the event at the legendary Camp Nou. With more than 2’500 participants from 91 countries, it represents the largest football medicine conference worldwide. […]

Introduction of the Swiss Concussion Centre

On 2 March 2017, the first SCC training course for physicians, physiotherapists and those interested in medicine took place under the theme “Introduction of the Swiss Concussion Centre (SCC)”. The training course was divided into two parts. In the first part, short lectures were held on the SCC as well as on diagnostics and therapy […]

Swiss Concussion Center at the Zurich BrainFair for the first time

Since 2002, the University Hospital, the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have been presenting the latest research results and developments in the field of neurosciences to the public every year at the week-long BrainFair. Laboratories and clinics also open the doors in addition to lectures, exhibitions and discussion forums. […]

The SCC at the IOC World Conference

The „5. IOC World Conference – Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport“ took place from 16th to 18th March 2017 in Monaco. Since 2005 this conference has been organised by the International Olympic Committee. This year more than 1’200 participants attended. Prof Jiří Dvořák and Dr Mario Bizzini, both working at the Swiss Concussion […]

Do head injuries in football have long-term consequences?

Repeated head injuries of football players are associated with long-term neurocognitive impairments and abnormal changes in brain structure. Whether these observations are “genuine” is discussed. To improve our understanding of persisting effects of football on brain structures and functions, a systematic review of the existing literature was required. For this reason, under the leadership of […]