The NFL partnered with Johns Hopkins Medicine to present a continuing medical education program on an evidence-based perspective of traumatic brain injury in professional football. The forum was attended by 300 individuals, including medical personnel from all 32 league teams, NFL players, NFLPA representatives and leading experts in neuroscience. The conference was also open to military doctors seeking information on how to prevent and treat conditions impacting members of the military.
Discussions focused on methods of measuring effects of injury on the brain, long-term clinical effects and recovery time before return to football. Presenters also proposed recommendations for future research.