Hospital for Special Surgery to Address Hot Topics in Sports Medicine

New York—April 13, 2012 

Event:             Hospital for Special Surgery Sixth Annual

Current Concepts in Sports Medicine Symposium

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City is hosting an educational symposium for sports medicine professionals to address the latest surgical advances and rehabilitation techniques for professional and recreational athletes. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and other specialists will learn from the expertise of HSS’ Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service as well as other leaders in the fields of sports medicine.

The program will feature a mini half-day symposium to specifically discuss various aspects of ACL injuries, including gender issues, adolescent treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, hot topics such as golf injuries, thrower’s elbow and tendon injuries will be addressed.

Date:              Thursday, April 19 Evening – Saturday, April 21, 2012

 

Times:            5:15 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 19

                       

                        7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20

                       

                        7:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 21

 

Locations:      Thursday and Select Events on Saturday:

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

 

                          Friday and Select Events on Saturday:
Uris Auditorium 
1300 York Avenue at 69th Street (adjacent to Hospital for Special Surgery)
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York City

 

Details:           The conference includes presentations and discussions, a live surgical demonstration, instructional courses and hands-on workshops.

           

“At HSS, we’re very excited to share the latest research, surgical techniques and rehabilitation therapies with our colleagues in the sports medicine community. Our staff is uniquely positioned to provide this information to a local, regional and national audience by combining the expertise of our rehabilitation staff, surgeons and physicians so they may better serve their patients,” said Frank A. Cordasco, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.

 

·         Golf Injury Prevention and Performance Strategies

Peter Draovitch, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS; Michael Levinson, PT, CSCS; Gregory Rheinhardt, PT, MSPT, USGTFII

Thursday, April 19, 5:50 p.m.

·         Gender Issues in ACL Injury

Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Director, Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery

Friday, April 20, 8:45 a.m.

·         The Thrower’s Elbow: Differential Diagnosis in the Throwing Elbow

Presented by members of the Hospital for Special Surgery NY Mets Medical Staff

Struan H. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery

Friday, April 20, 1:40 p.m.

·         Tendon Injuries: PRP vs. Corticosteroid Injection

Brian C. Halpern, M.D., primary care sports medicine service at Hospital for Special Surgery

Friday, April 21, 3:40 p.m.  

·         Treatment Strategies for Overuse Injuries in the Runner

Leigh-Ann Plack, PT, DPT, MA; Jocelyn Hafer, BS

Saturday, April 21, 1:45 p.m.

     

Keynote         My Career Perspectives with the ACL

Address:         John A. Feagin, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor Emeritus, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

 

Guest              Recovery from Injury: An Athlete's Perspective

Presentation: John Franco, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Mets

Personnel:     Frank A. 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, M.Ed., ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

 

For the full program, please follow the link:

 

https://cmetracker.net/HSS/Files/Brochures/607059.pdf

If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to speak with Dr. Cordasco or Mr. Cavanaugh or another HSS physician or therapist prior to the event, please contact Tracy Hickenbottom, Public Relations, Hospital for Special Surgery, at (212) 606-1197, hickenbottomt@hss.edu.

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 when you are writing and need background on sports-related injuries.

Tracy Hickenbottom
hickenbottomt@hss.edu
212-606-1197

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 2 in rheumatology, No. 19 in neurology, and No. 16 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2011-12), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and 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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