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HSS Hosts 12th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium

Participants will receive guidance on how to care for surgical and non-surgical patients in the sports medicine population

New York, NY—March 19, 2018

Join Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a global leader in sports medicine, for a first-hand look at how top sports medicine experts treat the needs of professional athletes.

The two-day annual symposium will provide clinicians with guidance on how to care for athletes of all levels. Topics to include: the athlete’s elbow, shoulder instability, the rotational athlete, multiligament knee, concussion management, the female athlete, the athlete’s hip, tendonopathy, and the young athlete’s knee.

The symposium is provided by HSS Office of Continuing Medical Education, Department of Rehabilitation and HSS Sports Medicine, and is co-directed by HSS sports medicine surgeon, Anil S. Ranawat, MD, and HSS physical therapist and certified athletic trainer John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS.

"At HSS, we treat over 400 elite athletes a year from over 80 professional teams and over 100 Division 1 programs," said Cavanaugh. "We have a front seat to all of the unique injuries that occur as well as the cutting-edge research performed in our labs. This symposium is a way for us to share our expertise with medical professionals who may be in an outpatient setting and not have the same exposure."

The symposium will take place on March 23-24, 2018 at the Richard L. Menschel Education Center at HSS (535 East 70th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10021) and will also be live streamed online.

Consisting of 3 main sessions, 4 concurrent sessions, 3 mini courses, 8 concurrent workshops, and a new lunch & learn option, this year’s symposium includes a keynote address from Gilles Walch, MD, acclaimed shoulder surgeon from Hopital Privé Jean Mermoz in France, on his surgical approach to shoulder instability.

There will also be a live surgery of an anterior shoulder stabilization performed by Joshua S. Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, as well as two optional instructional courses.

The session The Female Athlete will cover gender differences in sports medicine, graft choice for ACL reconstruction, stress fractures, training considerations and sports psychology. The session is moderated by Lisa R. Callahan, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS. Presentations will be made by members of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center:

To download the program brochure with detailed schedule, please click here.

HSS serves as the official hospital and team physicians and rehabilitation specialists for over 20 professional and collegiate teams and organizations and is one of only three hospitals in the nation appointed a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.


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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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