The first talk in this session was from Naomi Deakin (University of Cambridge, UK), who gave an update on the RESCUE-RACER’s first year. This program aims to investigate concussed motorsport participants by using brain imaging and saliva analysis, as well as vision and memory tests. Participants are tested both at baseline and as soon as possible after their injury. Though the study is not scheduled to finish until December 2020, there have already been some immediate outputs. The main outcome discussed has been a culture change, as drivers are being much more honest about their injuries, demonstrating a step towards the correct direction.

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Originally published: The 4th Annual UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium: highlights and key takeaways

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