Concussion Symposium Set for Friday in Maryland

The Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL) will present its annual symposium at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law on Friday. Entitled “The State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science,” the symposium will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion on the effects and consequences of concussions in professional, collegiate, amateur, and recreational sports.

JBTL’s objective is to bring together scholars, practitioners, medical professionals, legislators, and other interested parties to explore a wide range of topics that highlight the complex issues related to concussions in sports.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Legal ramifications for professional sports franchises, as well as colleges, universities, and secondary schools, for not properly diagnosing concussions and concussion-like symptoms in their athletes;
  • Legislation, which has been signed in nearly every state, that focuses on return-to-play provisions for high school athletes;
  • Costs and responsibilities associated with training individuals to better diagnose concussions and other brain-related sports injuries;
  • Innovations in helmet design and the technology being used to protect athletes during competition; and
  • Health consequences ‐ physical, mental, long-term, and short-term ‐ resulting from concussions.

For more information and a list of speakers, visit:

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/academics/journals/jbtl/symposia/

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