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HSS Hosts 12th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium

Join Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a global leader in sports medicine, for a first-hand look at how top sports medicine experts treat the needs of professional athletes.

The two-day annual symposium will provide clinicians with guidance on how to care for athletes of all levels. Topics to include: the athlete’s elbow, shoulder instability, the rotational athlete, multiligament knee, concussion management, the female athlete, the athlete’s hip, tendonopathy, and the young athlete’s knee.

The symposium is provided by HSS Office of Continuing Medical Education, Department of Rehabilitation and HSS Sports Medicine, and is co-directed by HSS sports medicine surgeon, Anil S. Ranawat, MD, and HSS physical therapist and certified athletic trainer John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS.

"At HSS, we treat over 400 elite athletes a year from over 80 professional teams and over 100 Division 1 programs," said Cavanaugh. "We have a front seat to all of the unique injuries that occur as well as the cutting-edge research performed in our labs. This symposium is a way for us to share our expertise with medical professionals who may be in an outpatient setting and not have the same exposure."

The symposium will take place on March 23-24, 2018 at the Richard L. Menschel Education Center at HSS (535 East 70th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10021) and will also be live streamed online.

Consisting of 3 main sessions, 4 concurrent sessions, 3 mini courses, 8 concurrent workshops, and a new lunch & learn option, this year’s symposium includes a keynote address from Gilles Walch, MD, acclaimed shoulder surgeon from Hopital Privé Jean Mermoz in France, on his surgical approach to shoulder instability.

There will also be a live surgery of an anterior shoulder stabilization performed by Joshua S. Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, as well as two optional instructional courses.

The session The Female Athlete will cover gender differences in sports medicine, graft choice for ACL reconstruction, stress fractures, training considerations and sports psychology. The session is moderated by Lisa R. Callahan, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS. Presentations will be made by members of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center:

HSS serves as the official hospital and team physicians and rehabilitation specialists for over 20 professional and collegiate teams and organizations and is one of only three hospitals in the nation appointed a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.


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Hospital for Special Surgery