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Fairfield County Hunt Club Hosts Experts from New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery to Share Tips for Avoiding Tennis Elbow and other Sports Injuries

New York, NY—May 4, 2006

Are you at risk for tennis elbow or a knee injury? Do you want to learn more about the psychological side of athletics and competition? Would you like to keep your kids injury free this summer?

To answer these questions, the Fairfield County Hunt Club will host a panel discussion led by sports medicine experts from New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery in Westport on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

The panel will share tips to help active individuals – men, women and children – avoid the most common sports injuries and maximize athletic potential. The evening’s discussion will focus on:

  • Using psychology to gain a competitive edge in sports
  • Helping children prepare for competition 
  • Common knee injuries in female athletes
  • Understanding and preventing common shoulder problems in women
  • Audience questions on all sports medicine topics

Thursday, May 11, 2006
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Cash bar, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Panel discussion and audience questions, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Buffet dinner, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fairfield County Hunt Club
168 Long Lots Road
Westport, Connecticut

Athletes, weekend warriors, parents, coaches, and others interested in fitness.
(Members and non-members welcome)

The following sports medicine and sports psychology specialists from Hospital for Special Surgery will serve as panelists:

Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Hannafin, of Greenwich, Conn., an attending orthopaedic surgeon and director of orthopaedic research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, is a sports medicine specialist and orthopaedic surgeon. She served as a U.S. Olympic Committee physician for the 2004 Olympic Games and was a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships. She maintains a practice in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Old Greenwich affiliate office.

Beth E. Shubin Stein, M.D.
Dr. Shubin Stein, assistant attending orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, is a sports medicine specialist. She is the team physician for the U.S. Federation Cup tennis team and New York Magic, a semi-pro women’s soccer team. Dr. Shubin Stein also maintains a practice in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Old Greenwich affiliate office.

Jenny Susser, Ph.D.
Dr. Susser is a sports psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery where she specializes in performance enhancement, personal development, eating disorders and injury recovery. She is a four-year All-American swimmer and was an assistant coach at UCLA. Dr. Susser is an avid horsewoman.

The cost for this event is $25.00. (Complimentary to news media)

To register and reserve a seat, please call the Fairfield County Hunt Club at 203.227.8445 ext. 107.


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.

Fairfield County Hunt Club Contact:
Lynn Coakley
(203) 259-1550


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