During the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Zurich 2012) attendees revised and updated the Consensus Statement. The new 2012 Zurich Consensus Statement builds on previously outlined principles and furthers conceptual understandings. Using a formal consensus-based approach, contributors developed this document primarily for use by a spectrum of Sports Medicine (recreational, elite or professional) physicians and healthcare professionals.
Remember that BJSM is the only place to find the 12 systematic reviews that support the consensus statement. We also have 5 podcasts by Co-leads Paul McCory and Winne Meeuwisse on our podcast page.
An informative PowerPoint presentation, and the main outcomes of the 2012 Conference on Concussion in Sport, is now freely available on the BJSM Education website.
The PowerPoint presentation contains:
- An outline of the consensus process
- A description of the definitions used for concussion and traumatic brain injury
- The evaluation of an athlete suspected of suffering a concussion
- The management of a concussed athlete
- The modifying factors that might influence evaluation and management
- Special populations
- And an overview of the Concussion Recognition Tool (CRT), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool V.3 (SCAT3) and the Child SCAT3
You are free to use these slides (link here) for your own presentations, but please don’t alter them without the permission of the Consensus Statement authors.
If you wish to insert your own slides to create a customized presentation, please use a different theme, or colour, to distinguish your slides from the ones prepared by the Concussion in Sport Group.
Babette Pluim, Deputy Editor BJSM