Media Alert: Hospital for Special Surgery Holds 9th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium

New York, NY—April 15, 2015

Like most professionals, there are certain tools that an individual cannot be without when completing his/her job. For an athlete, these tools include the use of their feet, hands, legs, and/or arms. For this reason, it is important for clinicians to be well versed in current medical procedures to ensure athletes are healthy and active throughout the season.

Join Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) this weekend to get a play by play of how the top orthopedic and rheumatology hospital in the country successfully meets the medical needs of athletes while learning about the most innovative nonsurgical and surgical procedures in sports medicine today. HSS' two-day 9th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium allows clinicians to learn from leaders in the sports medicine, rehabilitation, and athletic training field.

The symposium, which is sponsored by HSS Office of Continuing Medical Education and co-directed by HSS sports medicine surgeon, Anil Ranawat, MD, and HSS physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS, will include the following sessions: Shoulder instability in the contact athlete, team physicians roundtables, and return to play following ACL reconstruction.

"To have a successful season, all players need to work as a team," said John Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, SCS. "Our clinicians also work together to ensure that our athletes are healthy and safe. The purpose of the symposium is to educate clinicians about the current trends in sports medicine and to incorporate those trends into patients care."

Team Physicians Panel: A discussion of Case Studies from Professional Sports – Hear from HSS Team Physicians for the following elite sports:  

Panel Moderator: Lisa R. Callahan, MD, HSS Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Player Care at Madison Square Garden Sports. 


About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), 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. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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