FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST. PAUL, Minn. – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Rachel Seroka, firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 695-2738 Angela Babb, email@example.com, (651) 695-2789 AAN Issues Statement on New NFL Concussion Policy ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest professional association of neurologists, is encouraged by news reports that the National Football League will soon implement a new policy requiring an independent neurologist to evaluate players who have suffered a concussion. The Academy would welcome an opportunity to work with the NFL to implement this new policy change as it is imperative that an unbiased neurologist be involved in determining when it is safe for a player to return to play. The Academy has a network of sports neurologists available nationwide who are members of the Academy’s Sports Neurology Section. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com. – Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN, President of the American Academy of Neurology.
The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com or www.thebrainmatters.org. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/AANChannel TEXT: http://www.aan.com/press TWEETS: http://www.twitter.com/AANPublic