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August 18, 2012
See the positive impact SCI and Sports Care Connect are having by rolling out free basline assesments, and ongoing concussion screenings to the North Metro Football League in Johns Creek Georgia as reported by 11 Alive news.

June 12, 2012
Listen to Dr. Mari Davies, SCI's Director of Child and Adolescent Evaluation, speak on an expert panel about youth concussion while on the Sports Mavericks Show with Ida Muorie.

June 6, 2012
In an insurance industry first, the athletic insurance agency, Dissinger Reed and the Sports Concussion Institute today launched the Return To Play Concussion Care Solution™ – a national innovative sports concussion management and informatics solution for athletes of all levels of competition. Read more...

March 20, 2012
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion, to be held on June 22, 2012 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX.

March 1, 2012
Dr. Vern Williams discusses Kobe Bryant's concussion and the tests that cleared him to play.

January 31, 2012
Sports Care Connect formed to address concussion concerns among young athletes.

December 2, 2011
San Diego Padres shortstop Drew Cumberland recently evaluated by the Sports Concussion Institute.

November 16, 2011
Watch Dr. Tony L. Strickland's interview with Sherri Jackson on CBS 42's Concussion Awareness Day.

October 23, 2011
Listen to SCI Founder and CEO Dr. Tony Strickland's interview on "In the HuddLLe" with Frank Rossi, Eric Ren, and James Baker. For the second consecutive year, they interviewed Dr. Strickland about the latest information concerning concussions and other head-related trauma injuries, particularly in the sport of football.

May 6, 2011
SCI hosted the 5th Annual National Summit on Concussion and Other Athletic Injuries in Los Angeles, CA on May 6, 2011. 

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2010 Archives [read more]

August 24, 2010
SCI is proud to announce the establishment of the SCI – California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) partnership. The Sports Concussion Institute has been selected as the official entity providing sports concussion management consultation and care for collegiate athletes across the state.  (press release)

May 14, 2010
SCI hosted the Fourth Annual National Summit on Concussion and Other Athletic Injuries in Los Angeles, California on May 14, 2010. This year's summit represented a common effort by the national and international scientific communities, clinical practitioners, and numerous local stakeholders to advance state-of-the-art prevention, assessment, treatment research, scientific evidence and education to clinicians, parents, ATCs, coaches, administrators, and policy advocates involved with sports-induced concussion and orthopedic injuries. The Summit was designed to achieve a balanced representation of topics relating to basic sciences and evidenced-based clinical practice.

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2009 Archives [read more]

May 15, 2009
SCI hosted the Third Annual National Summit on Concussion and Other Sports Medicine Injuries in Los Angeles, California on May 15, 2009. This year’s theme reflected cross-cutting and timely presentations and discussions regarding prevention, treatment, management, and the state of the science—emphasizing practical applications for ATCs and team physicians from middle school through professional sports—by the nation’s foremost experts in concussion and orthopedic injuries.

May 2009
Dr. Julian E. Bailes, a world-renown neurosurgeon with excellence in both treatment and research, has joined SCI as a consulting neurosurgeon. His full bio can be found here {link to his bio page}.

April 2009
In the service of neurocognitive prevention and management, SCI is pleased to announce a new partnership with DHA Advantage.  DHA Advantage provides a scientifically supported natural source of Omega-3 fatty acid for brain, eye, and heart health.  DHA is derived from a vegetarian source (algae) and has been identified as an important brain nutrient that promotes cognitive development and function among both healthy and non-healthy brains.

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2008 Archives [read more]

April 1, 2008
SCI moved to its new location April 1, 2008. The new address is 5230 Pacific Concourse Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Our new phone number will be 310-643-9595 and fax will be 310-643-5180.

April 18-19th, 2008
The Sports Concussion Institute, Leigh Steinberg, and Warren Moon would like to announce the Second Annual National Concussion Summit to be held in Marina del Rey, California.

March 2008
The Sports Concussion Institute is pleased to announce that SCI will be the concussion management team for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Major League and Minor League teams for the 2008 MLB Season.

February 2008
The Sports Concussion Institute is proud to be the concussion management team for the Los Angeles Avengers arena football team for the 2008 AFL Season.

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2007 Archives [read more]

December 2007
In an unprecedented statement of commitment to athlete safety and well-being, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has requested that 100,000 high school athletes in the state of California be provided with concussion management services provided by the Sports Concussion Institute.

November 2007
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our clinical staff, Dr. Kevin Uchida, who is an experienced, licensed acupuncturist specializing in orthopedics, pain management, and stress-related disorders.

September 2007
The Sports Concussion Institute provided baseline concussion testing for the athletes of ESPN's "The Contender", Season 3.

April 20, 2007
The Sports Concussion Institute, Leigh Steinberg, and Warren Moon present the National Concussion Summit in Marina del Rey, California.  This Summit is designed to impart current prevention, assessment, diagnostic, and treatment research to clinicians, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, and policy advocates related to sports-induced concussion that occur throughout the lifespan. A special focus will address the potential influences of “the culture of competition,”sociodemographics, age, and gender on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related concussion.  View the program here.

April 2007
MomsTeam and Sports Concussion Institute begin working together to educate and inform parents, coaches, and teachers of the youth community about the dangers of concussion. It is our joint mission and vision to provide the information and education necessary to increase awareness within the sports community and to effectively enhance safety and preventative measures for all athletes around the most important health issue today—concussion.

April 2007
Dr. Vernon Williams was interviewed about concussion in sports on the first ever satellite radio channel for medical professionals. XM Radio Channel ReachMD provides news, editorial and clinical discussion in short 15 minute segments.

March 21-24, 2007
The Sports Concussion Institute facilitated pre-season concussion screenings for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League and Minor League Systems at Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida.

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2006 and Earlier Archives [read more]

July 1, 2006
The Sports Concussion Institute is proud to introduce NFL Hall of Fame Legend Warren Moon as its National Spokesman for High School and Youth Football Programs.

June 2006
The Sports Concussion Institute provided baseline concussion testing for the athletes of ESPN's "The Contender", Season 2.

May 11, 2006
Grand Opening of the Mild Head Injury and Pain Management Clinic at the Sports Concussion Institute.

May 1, 2006
Official launch of the "SCI Integrated Pain Program" directed by Dr. Vernon B. Williams.

March 28, 2006
Grand Opening of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Sports Concussion Institute.

December 7, 2005
ESPN’s newly acquired reality TV series “The Contender” utilized the Sports Concussion Institute’s world class medical staff to prescreen, 30+ Contender Boxers in preparation for their upcoming televised fights. SCI’s management and medical staff have previously worked with athletes in all sports arenas, including the NHL, NFL, MLB, NASCAR and Professional Boxing.

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