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. […]
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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 […]
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 „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 […]
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 […]
On 9 December 2016, the first “Concussion Workshop” entitle “What we still do not know about concussion” took place. Scientists and experts with different research areas from ETH, USZ, UZH, SCC and KWS were invited to participate; 46 specialists attended the workshop. After the first clinically oriented part dealing with concussion, five research questions on […]
In a loose series of short video interviews, we present the people who work at the Swiss Concussion Center and contribute daily to enable athletes to make a safe “return to sport” after concussions. What is your job at the Swiss Concussion Center? My primary job here is to assess athletes who have come to […]
From 27th-29th October 2016, the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport took place in Berlin. The conference, which has been held every four years since 2001, is supported by the International Sports Federations, including the International Olympic Committee, and was organized in 2016 by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The aim of […]
In a loose series of short video interviews, we present the people who work at the Swiss Concussion Center and contribute daily to enable athlete athletes a safe “return to sport” after concussions. What is your job at the Swiss Concussion Center? I am physiotherapist and specialized in vestibular and visual systems. My task is […]
On 27 June 2016, a delegation from the Jikei Gakuen School Corporation and Sangyo Gijutsu Gakuen School Corporation (JIKEI Group), Japan, visited the Swiss Concussion Center and the Schulthess Clinic. JIKEI Group comprises more than 70 colleges in Japan (including approximately 35,000 students), including the Tokyo College of Medical Sport, with whom Dr. Mario Bizzini, Head […]