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Sports Medicine Symposium

Sports Medicine Symposium 2012: Treating the Injured Athlete

November 2-3, 2012
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, MA

Course Directors:
Samuel H. Doppelt, MD, Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Warren A. Bodine, D.O., CAQSM, Director of Sports Medicine at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency
Jason Freedman, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine
Eric P. Launer, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine

An estimated seven million Americans received medical attention for sport related injuries annually. Primary care physicians and other healthcare professions often desire the opportunity to review musculoskeletal injuries and current management trends before actively participating in the care of sports injuries. The symposium is specially designed for physicians and medical professionals who care for competitive athletes at the professional, semiprofessional and amateur level. Participants will learn cutting-edge techniques and methods from leaders in the field of Sports Medicine to optimize diagnostic and clinical decision-making skills. There will be an emphasis on both surgical and nonsurgical management of upper and lower extremity injuries, including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and medical conditions specifically related to the athlete. The breadth of topics covered in this two-day symposium will provide both the novice and seasoned professional with the essential information necessary to provide the highest quality of care to all levels of competitive athletes.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline evaluation, treatment, and mechanism of injury for various shoulder injuries.
  • Discuss evaluation and management of ligamentous injuries of the elbow including both surgical and non-surgical interventions.
  • Explain the process for evaluation and management of overuse injuries and ligamentous injuries involving the foot and ankle.
  • Explain the process for evaluation and management of overuse injuries and ligamentous injuries involving the hand and wrist.
  • Utilize radiologic imaging to demonstrate cause, severity, and diagnosis of specific shoulder, elbow & knee pathologies/injuries.
  • Discuss importance of pre-concussion evaluation to establish baseline for athlete. Also, discuss impact of repeated concussions and severity/ dangers of repeated concussions.
  • Explain the process for management of concussions in the competitive athlete.
  • Outline the process for evaluation and management of various health issues as they relate to the athlete at all competitive levels.

Who Should Attend: Sports medicine professionals, orthopaedic surgery, primary care practitioners, family practice, pediatrics, radiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and sports medicine physicians.

To view the course description, program and faculty and to register online, visit: www.cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/athlete

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Harvard Medical School is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 14.75 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.