1.7 million traumatic brain injuries take place every year.
Concussion research continues at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and in the meantime, education continues for Trinity Sports Medicine.
The biannual concussion seminar takes place tonight for all local coaching staff.
Senate Bill 2281 recently mandated concussion education for all coaches at all schools once every two years.
Sports Medicine Coordinator Robyn Gust says she's like to see coaches attend the free seminar every year, as research is continually changing.
(Robyn Gust, Trinity Sports Medicine) "Every child is vulnerable to a concussion. When they're smaller, or an adolescent, they're more vulnerable to a concussion so we need to make sure that we recognize the signs and symptoms of it and be able to pull that child off the field or off the court and make sure that they're safe."
The concussion seminar is open to all coaching staff, free of charge, and all those attending will also receive a concussion awareness clipboard.
It will be held tonight at the Grand International starting at 7 p.m. with Dr. Dawn Mattern and Trinity's Sports Medicine staff.
Certified Athletic Trainers will also be on hand for questions.