At the 3rd Science Congress of the German Football Federation on 21st and 22nd January 2016 in Frankfurt, football related research projects are presented and reconciled with practical experience. In the run-up to the event, DFB.de spoke with Dr. Nina Feddermann about the connection between headers and concussion. The head of the Swiss Concussion Center amongst others also points to the ban by the US football federation, which completely prohibits headers until the age ten and prohibits headers during matches by eleven to 13 years old footballers. The detailed interview can be found here directly on the website of the German Football Association (DFB).
On 20th and 21st November 2015, the first World Congress of Sport Physiotherapy on the subject of “Return to Play” (RTP) took place in Bern. More than 800 participants from 45 countries heard presentations from 23 international renowned speakers. The event was organised by the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association, the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Mario Bizzini, PhD, Head of Physiotherapy at the Swiss Concussion Center, was Head of the Scientific Committee, and therefore responsible for the programme. Karim Khan (editor BJSM), Clare Ardern (Aspetar Sports Medicine Research) and Mario Bizzini were the initiators of the so-called “RTP consensus meeting”, the day after the congress in Berne. The aim of this meeting was to publish a scientific publication in this important area.