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Hospital for Special Surgery in Conjunction with Major League Soccer Presents the 2014 MLS Medical Symposium

Noted Sports Medicine Professionals Provide Insight on Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Injuries in Soccer Players

Fort Lauderdale—January 10, 2014

As soccer players flood the Fort Lauderdale area for the 2014 MLS Player Combine, the Soccer Industry Medical Symposium presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and Major League Soccer will bring together some of the country’s foremost sports medicine professionals to discuss managing athletic injuries. Dr. Bryan Kelly, HSS Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Physician for the New York Giants, will lead key discussions on the hip and how to effectively prevent, diagnose and treat injuries.

According to Dr. Kelly, there is an increased recognition of hip injuries and there may also be an increase of actual incident due to lack of cross-training in developing hips. “We hope that attendees will leave knowing how to appropriately diagnose and treat hip injuries in soccer players,” Dr. Kelly said. "Once [injury] has occurred, early diagnosis and treatment is important."

WHAT:  Hospital for Special Surgery and Major League Soccer are jointly sponsoring the 2014 Major League Soccer Medical Symposium in Fort Lauderdale on January 11, 2014 concurrent to the MLS Soccer Combine. The 2014 MLS Medical Symposium is a forum for medical teams to receive guidance on identifying, preventing and treating injuries.

Hospital for Special Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Speakers include:
John Gallucci, Jr., Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer
Holly Silvers, Director of Research at Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation
Nik Wald, Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer of Portland Timbers
Dr. Robert J. Butler, Assistant Professor at Duke University
Dr. Michael Gerhardt, Team Physician for US Soccer and Major League Soccer
Dr. Michael K. Shindle, Team Physician for New York Red Bulls
Grizelle G. Auguste, Supervisor at UHZ Sports Medicine Institute
Ron Courson, Senior Associate Athletic Director, University of Georgia
Amanda Martin, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician, Lemak Sports Medicine
Jaime Rojas, Head Athletic Trainer, Colorado Rapids
Dr. Damion Martins, Team Physician of New York Jets
Chip Hummer, Medical Director and Team Physician of Philadelphia Union and Swarthmore College
Dr. Wayne Gersoff, Chief Medical Officer of Colorado Rapids

WHEN:     January 11, 2014
                  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:    Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
                  3030 Holiday Drive
                  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

CONTACT: Tracy Hickenbottom




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 ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). 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.


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