Obama plans conference on youth sports concussions

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Updated: Thu, 15 May 2014 07:20:25 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning to host a White House summit on youth sports safety and concussions later this month.

The May 29 conference will include athletes, parents, coaches, experts and other interested parties.

Obama has expressed concern about concussions in sports. He said if he had a son, he'd "have to think long and hard" before letting him play football.

The White House says at the conference, there will be new commitments from the public and private sectors to research sports-related concussions and to raise awareness on how to identify, treat and prevent them.

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