New York—April 16, 2010
To provide athletic trainers and physical therapists with information on the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques for professional and recreational athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City is hosting an educational event drawing on the expertise of sports medicine professionals from around the country.
Date: Thursday, April 22 – Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. on April 22
7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. on April 23
7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. on April 24
Locations: Thursday and Saturday (selected events):
Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
1216 5th Avenue & East 103rd Street
New York Academy of Medicine
1300 York Avenue
Weill Cornell Medical College
Personnel: Frank Cordasco, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
David W. Altchek, M.D., Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Medical Director of the New York Mets
“According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, an estimated 4.3 million nonfatal sports- and recreation-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during July 2000 through June 2001,” said Frank Cordasco, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. “With an increasing number of people of all ages participating in organized sports and exercising for their own health, this conference serves a critical need.”
The three-day conference includes several presentations and discussions with the nation’s top sports medicine practitioners, live surgical demonstrations, instructional courses and hands-on workshops.
“By gathering sports medicine experts from around the country, we are providing an outlet for coaches and trainers to be updated on injury trends, proper treatment and potential surgical options,” said John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, clinical supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and activity co-director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.
Some highlights include:
For more information, please follow the link: http://cmetracker.net/HSS/Files/Brochures/602357.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, 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 Medicine and Shoulder Service when you need background on the full range of 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. 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 www.hss.edu.