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 […]

First Concussion Workshop at the SCC in cooperation with the ETH, the Schulthess Clinic, the USZ and the UZH

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 […]

People @ Swiss Concussion Center: Urs Scheifele – Physicist, Research Assistant

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 […]

The SCC at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sports in Berlin

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 […]

People @ Swiss Concussion Center: Cornelia Meier, physiotherapist

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 […]

JIKEI Group Japan visits the Swiss Concussion Center

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 […]