New York—April 13, 2012
Event: Hospital for Special Surgery Sixth Annual
Current Concepts in Sports Medicine Symposium
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City is hosting an educational symposium for sports medicine professionals to address the latest surgical advances and rehabilitation techniques for professional and recreational athletes. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and other specialists will learn from the expertise of HSS’ Sports Medicine Service as well as other leaders in the fields of sports medicine.
The program will feature a mini half-day symposium to specifically discuss various aspects of ACL injuries, including gender issues, adolescent treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, hot topics such as golf injuries, thrower’s elbow and tendon injuries will be addressed.
Date: Thursday, April 19 Evening – Saturday, April 21, 2012
Times: 5:15 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 19
7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20
7:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 21
Locations: Thursday and Select Events on Saturday:
Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York City
Friday and Select Events on Saturday:
1300 York Avenue at 69th Street (adjacent to Hospital for Special Surgery)
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York City
Details: The conference includes presentations and discussions, a live surgical demonstration, instructional courses and hands-on workshops.
“At HSS, we’re very excited to share the latest research, surgical techniques and rehabilitation therapies with our colleagues in the sports medicine community. Our staff is uniquely positioned to provide this information to a local, regional and national audience by combining the expertise of our rehabilitation staff, surgeons and physicians so they may better serve their patients,” said Frank A. Cordasco, M.D., Sports Medicine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.
· Golf Injury Prevention and Performance Strategies
Peter Draovitch, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS; Michael Levinson, PT, CSCS; Gregory Rheinhardt, PT, MSPT, USGTFII
Thursday, April 19, 5:50 p.m.
· Gender Issues in ACL Injury
Friday, April 20, 8:45 a.m.
· The Thrower’s Elbow: Differential Diagnosis in the Throwing Elbow
Presented by members of the Hospital for Special Surgery NY Mets Medical Staff
Struan H. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., Sports Medicine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery
Friday, April 20, 1:40 p.m.
· Tendon Injuries: PRP vs. Corticosteroid Injection
Brian C. Halpern, M.D., primary care sports medicine service at Hospital for Special Surgery
Friday, April 21, 3:40 p.m.
· Treatment Strategies for Overuse Injuries in the Runner
Leigh-Ann Plack, PT, DPT, MA; Jocelyn Hafer, BS
Saturday, April 21, 1:45 p.m.
Keynote My Career Perspectives with the ACL
Address: John A. Feagin, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor Emeritus, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
Guest Recovery from Injury: An Athlete's Perspective
Presentation: John Franco, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Mets
Personnel: Frank A. Cordasco, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
John T. Cavanaugh, PT, M.Ed., ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
For the full program, please follow the link:
If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to speak with Dr. Cordasco or Mr. Cavanaugh or another HSS physician or therapist prior to the event, please contact Tracy Hickenbottom, Public Relations, 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 Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Service when you are writing and need background on sports-related injuries.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.