ICHIRF: PFA To Support Concussion in Sport Project

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Concussion Foundation is delighted to announce that the PFA
(Professional Footballers Association)
has donated funds
to support the Concussion in Sport study set up by ICHIRF (International
Concussion & Head Injury Research Foundation
). This project is
looking at the long-term effects of concussion in men and women who have
competed in impact sports and the support of the PFA will ensure that
retired footballers are now included in this study.

Dr Michael Turner, Director of Concussion in Sport, says: “The
support of the PFA is a major step forward and will ensure that our
research now includes retired footballers. This will broaden the scope
of the ICHIRF project and we are extremely grateful to Gordon Taylor and
John Bramhall for their confidence in our ground-breaking study”

The ICHIRF project is part of a multi-national collaboration between
concussion research centres in Australia, Switzerland and the USA. This
independent research seeks to establish whether retired sportsmen and
sportswomen have an increased incidence of, or suffer an earlier onset
of neuro-degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s
Disease and the condition currently described as chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE).

ICHIRF is also looking for control subjects who have never suffered a
concussion and further information can be found at www.ichirf.org
or by contacting Pippa Theo at the ICHIRF Office, pippa@ichirf.org
0207 935 3015.


For more information about the study, please contact:

Vigo Communications
Patrick d’Ancona /
Fiona Henson / Chris McMahon / Richard de Pencier
Tel: 020 7830 9700

Pippa Theo
Tel: 020 7935 3015