NEW YORK—April 17, 2009
Hospital for Special Surgery hosts 3rd Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
To help athletic trainers and physical therapists understand the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques available for professional and recreational athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of the foremost experts in sports medicine from across the country.
|Date:||Thursday, April 23, to Saturday, April 25, 2009
|Locations:||Hospital for Special Surgery
Robert L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
1300 York Avenue
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
“The National Health Interview Survey estimates that more than 2 million sports related injuries occur in the United States in a given year among adults ages 25 and older,” explained Frank Cordasco, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. “Roughly the same number of athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 suffer from sports related injuries. As the field of sports medicine continues to grow in popularity and importance, the medical community needs the most up-to-date information on how to treat patients.”
“This conference serves as an opportunity for those in the world of sports medicine to learn state-of-the-art techniques and better meet the needs of every sports medicine patient from the foremost practitioners in the nation,” said John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.
Download the full course agenda (pdf).
If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to talk with Dr. Cordasco, Mr. Cavanaugh, or other presenters prior to the event, please contact Tracy Hickenbottom, Public Relations at Hospital for Special Surgery at 212.606.1197, firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to contact us throughout the year if you would like to interview members of the HSS sports service when you are writing and need background on the full range of sports-related injuries.
About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.