10th Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium

Course Description

In merely the primary secondary school age population, 4.3 million Americans

suffer from sports related injuries annually, with 1.9 million of these classified as

serious injuries. When considering the ever expanding opportunities for sports

participation in athlete of all ages, it becomes clear that sports injuries are a

major source of disability and dysfunction in the United States.

Sports Medicine athletic trainers and physical therapists remain the “front line”

providers in diagnostic and management of sports injuries in the United States.

Recent statistics reveal approximately 30,000 athletic trainers provide services

to athletes normally. Physical therapists comprise a group of five times larger;

many of whom also treat sports injuries. Given the large number of sports injuries

reported annually, coupled with the broad spectrum of clinical specialists call

on to treat these injuries, there is a clear need to bridge the knowledge and

performance ago in sports medicine clinicians.

The 2017 Emory Sports Medicine Symposium is a comprehensive program

bridging the gap between science and practice. Presenting faculty include

Emory Sports Medicine physicians and surgeons who are team physicians for

the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Georgia

Tech, Emory University and many area high schools and specialty programs.

The multidisciplinary faculty also includes physical therapists, athletic trainers,

and allied sports-health specialists with opportunity for collaboration, breakout

sessions, and a light faculty/attendee reception. Individual practitioners and

healthcare teams will be able to adopt practical strategies for improved

interventions and optimal patient care and outcomes.

Who Should Attend

This conference is intended for athletic trainers, physical therapists,

physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and residents.