International Congress for
Athlete Brain Health
Patient-centric. Evidenced-based. Consensus-driven.
The mission of the International Congress for Athlete Brain Health is to maximize the neurological health of all current, former and future athletes of all types and levels via objective collation and application of science, clinical experience and the patient perspective.
Our scope of brain health includes, but not limited to: concussion, persisting symptoms after concussion, long-term brain health effects from playing sports, mental health, brain health promotion and injury/illness prevention.
Patients are involved in every component of the Congress; from initial planning to participation in working groups.
The "Congress" is an active, responsive, real-time organization that monitors science, clinical practice and patient advocacy throughout the year, with annual working CME meetings acting to build consensus and communicate recommendations.
What our executive committee members have in common, beyond distinguished careers, is an undeniable passion for athlete brain health. They collectively harness this passion and use it to fuel a well-measured, patient-focused, scientific and clinical effort that will benefit patients the world over.
The International Congress for Athlete Brain Health refers collectively to our dedicated executive committee and their working group members. All members of the "Congress" are selected because of a record of critical thought, objectivity, passion, and absence of strongly stated personal agenda or bias.
Rather than meeting only once every few years the "Congress" is divided into a series of working groups. Each working group has an ongoing assignment of:
tracking their particular topic in real time
meeting virtually, at least quarterly
providing recommendations to patients, caregivers, and medical providers
The "Congress"provides evidenced-based, consensus-driven recommendations for patients, their caregivers, and all relevant clinicians and researchers. The first of these series of recommendations is expected Spring 2022.
The first in-person meeting of the International Congress for Athlete Brain Health was held in October 2019 in Park City, Utah. The "Congress" intends to meet, in-person, every other year - unfortunately the pandemic has forced us to modify this schedule.
Definitions & Nomenclature
Headache & Pain
Persisting Symptoms after Concussion
Long-Term & TBI
Brain Health Promotion
ATHLETE | ath lete | noun
any person who has significant
physical or cognitive activity or performance as part of their life;
this includes all levels of sport participation, military personnel, first responders & performance professionals.