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FIFPRO hosted a symposium – The Health Challenges in Professional Football – at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium on Wednesday 16 October 2019 to mark the launch of the Drake Football Study.

The 1-day symposium covered key medical issues such as concussion and its management, player mental health, cartilage deterioration and transition into retirement.

The event brought together researchers and medical staff from professional football to hear from speakers including Charlotte Cowie (Head of Medicine at the FA), Luis Serratosa (former Club Doctor at Real Madrid) and Gary O’Driscoll (Club Doctor at Arsenal Football Club), among others. In addition, Marco van Basten, who enjoyed an illustrious career as a player with Ajax, AC Milan and the Dutch national team, addressed the audience.

If you are a medical professional who would like to attend the symposium, you can find more information here and the registration form here.

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