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 […]

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 […]