Cambridge, MA...As participation in recreational and competitive athletics grows, injuries have become more commonplace. This has resulted in a greater need for physicians and health professionals to understand the latest knowledge concerning diagnosis, management, and prevention of a variety of sports injuries.
On November 5-6, Cambridge Health Alliance's Division of Sports Medicine will present Sports Medicine Symposium 2010: Treating the Injured Athlete at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. The event is a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary sports medicine conference in the Northeast, combining orthopedic surgeons with primary care providers, athletic trainers, and therapists.
Geared toward physicians, orthopedists, and allied health professionals who care for competitive athletes on and off the field, the symposium "will feature a wide range of topics impacting the sports world at all levels, including stem cells, supplements, nutrition, steroid use, and ACL surgery," said Robert J. Nicoletta, MD, course director and head of sports medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Each presenter is a recognized leader in his/her field. Among the speakers will be Sue Falsone, physical therapist with the Los Angeles Dodgers (the first female PT in Major League Baseball); Kelsey Logan, MD, a team physician with Ohio State University and an expert in concussion management; and Lyle J. Micheli, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and one of the world's leading authorities on sports care.
Other speakers include team physicians from the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Revolution, Boston Breakers, and Boston Blazers as well as clinicians from Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance and additional faculty from throughout New England.
Upon completion of the course, physicians will be better able to evaluate and treat both surgical and nonsurgical injuries and illnesses, and all participants will be more competent in the care of competitive athletes, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
Cambridge Health Alliance's Division of Sports Medicine provides expert services for Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and the entire metro-north region. The team includes doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, and athletic trainers who treat all orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. CHA is the official team doctor for several area professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams, including the Boston Blazers and Boston Breakers.
For more information about the symposium, visit http://cme.med.harvard.edu/courses/athlete.