General Information

The six organising partners [the International Olympic Committee (IOC), World Rugby (WR), the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)], in collaboration with the Scientific Committee, have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, unfortunately, the situation throughout 2020 called for a postponement of the Consensus Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from 29 to 31 October 2020 in Paris, France, to 28 to 30 October 2021.

When deciding to postpone the Conference, we considered various alternative formats, but were unable to identify a hybrid or fully online option that would allow for the participation of all faculty and participants at a suitable time due to the time zone issues. We therefore opted to postpone the event a second time to enable the best chance of an in-person Conference, in order to engage all the relevant parties in the discussions, maintain the scientific rigour of our process and bring our community together.

The new date in September/October 2022, and the new venue for the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, will be announced by September 2021 at the latest.

Scientific Programme

It is our intention that the 2022 scientific programme of lectures, abstract presentations and poster presentations will remain the same. For those of you who have already submitted an abstract, you are invited to update it. These abstracts will be published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) in the final quarter of 2021.

In addition, new abstract submissions will be invited early in 2022. Further instructions will be communicated in due course.

You can update your abstracts with significant and relevant data until 28 May 2021 for publication in the special online issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The abstracts will be reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the results of the review in September 2021.

Abstracts submitted in the call for abstracts which closed on 28 May 2021 will be published in a special online issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine after a review by the Scientific Committee.

Yes, abstracts submitted during the next call for abstracts that are accepted for presentation as either a poster or a podium presentation will be published electronically in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine to coincide with the Conference after a review by the Scientific Committee.

Registration and Hotel Booking

Yes, your Conference registration is still confirmed and will be automatically transferred to the new dates and venue (when this is known) at no additional charge.

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