Eighth Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine Symposium to Offer Latest Information on Medical Advances, Best Practices, Rehabilitation

New York, N.Y.—April 22, 2014

Concussion management in adolescents and pro-athletes; running injuries and rehabilitation; the latest information in managing rotator cuff tears; advances in treating cartilage and other knee injuries; the role of PRP. These are some of the topics leading experts will discuss at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Eighth Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine symposium on April 25 and April 26.

Renowned orthopedic physicians and rehabilitation staff of Hospital for Special Surgery, along with distinguished guest lecturers, will offer the most up-to-date information on surgical advances, best practices and rehabilitation techniques for recreational and professional athletes with a wide range of sports injuries.

Date and Time:
Friday, April 25, 2014 
8:20 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:20 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Live streaming webcast also available.

Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd floor
535 East 70th Street
New York City

Featuring the expertise of highly specialized sports medicine professionals, this course is geared toward physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of athletes.

The conference will include presentations and discussions with the nation’s top sports medicine practitioners, a live surgical demonstration, instructional courses and hands-on workshops.

Topics include:

Managing Rotator Cuff Disease in the Athlete

Moderator: Robert DiGiacomo, PT, DPT, ATC

Articular Cartilage


Moderator: Robert G. Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC

  • Thirty-Year Perspective on Microfracture in Athletes - J. Richard Steadman, MD
  • Options in Treating Articular Cartilage Lesions: The HSS Experience - Riley J. Williams III, MD
  • Rehabilitation of Articular Cartilage Lesions - John T. Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, AT C, SCS

Managing Shoulder Injuries in the Contact Athlete

Moderator: Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS

The Female Athlete Triad and the Role of Exercise


Marci A. Goolsby, MD; Polly de Mille, RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT

Running Analysis: Tools for Prevention and Rehabilitation

Julie Khan, PT, DPT; Leigh-Ann Plack, PT, DPT;
Michael Silverman, PT, MSPT, Level 2 TPI

Concussion Management, from Adolescents to the NFL

James J. Kinderknecht, MD

When is PRP Indicated?

Brian C. Halpern, MD

Graft Selection for ACLR: How it Affects My Rehabilitation

Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD

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 and Shoulder service.

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.


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