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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports continues to rise, with about 30 million children and adolescents participating in youth sports in the United States. This increase in play has led to some startling statistics about injuries among America's young athletes: More than 2.6 million children through age 19 are treated for sports and recreation-related injuries each year.
To help reduce injuries among Central New York athletes at all levels and sports activities, Crouse Hospital's Sports Medicine Program and Syracuse University Athletics have teamed up for the second consecutive summer to present “Getting Back in the Game 2013," a free sports medicine symposium for medical and athletic professionals, on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at S.U.'s Manley Field House and Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center.
All professionals who coach or care for high school or college athletes are encouraged to attend the conference, network with colleagues and learn the latest in sports medicine and injury prevention. The program is tailored to athletic trainers; high school and college coaches; primary care and emergency medicine physicians; physical therapists; physician assistants; nurse practitioners and school nurses. Continuing education credits are available.
Presenters include many of the area's leading sports medicine experts, including Irving Raphael, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and partner at RSM Medical Associates who has served as Head Team Physician and Director for sports medicine at Syracuse University for the past two decades, and his son, Brad Raphael, MD, also an orthopedic surgeon and partner at RSM Medical Associates, as well as Assistant Team Physician for Syracuse University Athletics.
Joining them on the program will be Dan DiChristina, MD, Head Team Physician for the Syracuse Crunch, orthopedic surgeon and partner at Orthopedics East; Michael Wiese, MD, orthopedic surgeon and partner at Orthopedics East; Syracuse University Athletics Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine, Tim Neal; and Christine Zeika, PA, a provider at Orthopedics East.
These well-known experts will cover a variety of prevalent topics in sports medicine, focusing on shoulder, elbow, hip and meniscus injuries, as well as addressing concussion manegement and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in athletes. The conference will conclude with a tour of the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center.
The program, parking and continental breakfast are free, but space is limited. Participants must register in advance by calling 315/472-2464 Monday through Friday or by registering online here now.
Schedule: Getting Back in the Game 2013
8 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9 a.m.
Mechanics of Throwing & Elbow Injuries
Dan DiChristina, MD
Head Team Physician, Syracuse Crunch
Partner, Orthopedics East
9 – 9:30 a.m.
Shoulder Anatomy & Impingement
Bradley Raphael, MD
Team Physician, SU Athletics
Partner: RSM Medical Associates
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Meniscus Injury & Repair
Irving Raphael, MD
Head Team Physician, SU Athletics
Partner, RSM Medical Associates
10 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine
11 – 11:30 a.m.
MRSA in Athletes
Christine Zeika, PA
11:30 a.m. - noon
Noon Hip Arthroscopy
Michael Wiese, MD
Partner, Orthopedics East
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center and new Football Wing
Directions to Manley Field House