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Seventh International Collision Sports Group Meeting Unites Seven Premier Sports Organizations

New York, December 4, 2023– In a collaborative effort to prioritize the health and safety of athletes, medical leaders from seven prominent professional sports leagues and international federations gathered for the seventh International Collision Sports Group Meeting. Representing the Australian Football League (AFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Rugby League (NRL), and World Rugby (WR), these leaders convened in New York City for a two-day conference on December 1 and 2, 2023.

Focused Discussions on Health and Safety:

Throughout the conference, medical experts engaged in comprehensive discussions on various crucial topics, exchanging insights and best practices to advance sports' health and safety standards. Key focus areas included ongoing research and strategies for concussion identification and reduction, advancements in protective equipment, sports science, performance management to prevent injuries, measurement strategies for head contact, and emergency preparedness initiatives.

Commitment to Collaboration and Information Sharing:

The conference's commitment to collaboration and information sharing emerged as a central theme. The participating leagues and federations expressed their dedication to fostering increased cooperation among their medical leadership. Moreover, they emphasized the importance of extending this collaboration to sports health and safety experts worldwide. By strengthening these connections, the aim is to collectively enhance elite athletes' well-being and drive ongoing research that contributes to their safety on the playing field.

Continued Commitment to Athlete Care:

The collective commitment of the leagues and federations extends beyond the conference room, with a shared goal of delivering exceptional care to elite athletes. Recognizing the dynamic nature of sports and the evolving landscape of health and safety considerations, these organizations remain steadfast in their dedication to advancing research and implementing measures that prioritize athlete safety.

As the seventh International Collision Sports Group Meeting concludes, the collaborative efforts of these sports entities underscore the importance of united action in elevating health and safety standards across the global sports landscape. The commitment to ongoing collaboration and research reaffirms their shared responsibility to ensure the well-being of athletes who captivate audiences worldwide.

This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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