Saturday, February 18, 2017

 Harvard Sports Medicine 2017 

April 19 – 21 • Boston


  1. Did you attend this Sports Medicine meeting with Harvard Medical School? Both the doctors at our practice are Harvard alumni so we'd love to read about the conference. We are located in Southeast Houston, Texas and practice sports medicine for all athletes.

  2. The Comprehensive 2017 Sports Medicine Update
    State-of-the-Art Approaches to Optimize the Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of Sports Injuries

    In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors, and patients with active lifestyles.

    This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), athletic trainers for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice to improve:

    Treatment outcomes for acute and overuse injuries of the spine, knee, hip, foot, and ankle, along with upper extremity conditions of the shoulder, neck, elbow, hand, and wrist
    The effectiveness and expediency of physical evaluations
    Appropriate diagnostic imaging and interpretation
    Rehabilitation and return to play
    Utilization of physical therapists and athletic trainers
    Non-surgical management of injuries
    Decisions to refer patients for surgery
    Multidisciplinary team-based treatment
    Injury prevention
    Pre-participation evaluation
    Treatment of special populations, including adaptive sports athletes, runners, and cyclists

    Unique to this program is its immersive, fast-paced, 360-degree educational experience. You will learn about changes and advances in sports medicine from three critical, interrelated perspectives:

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal Radiology
    Educational highlights include:

    The most effective methods, both surgically and non-surgically, to manage injuries to tendons, joints, muscles, and ligaments in athletes vs. non-athletes
    When and how to utilize cutting-edge regenerative sports medicine treatments
    Updates for regenerative biologics and joint preservation techniques
    Advances in the management of sports concussion and methods to facilitate return to play
    Practice recommendations to optimize care of the female athlete
    Guidance for point-of-care ultrasound for evaluation and treatment of sports injuries
    New recommendations for sports cardiology and how to navigate legal aspects of medical eligibility and disqualification criteria
    Best practices to evaluate bone health in athletes (and active patients) and promote lifelong skeletal health
    Optimized approaches for interpreting images and making decisions about operative versus conservative management
    Advances in adaptive sports
    Clinical strategies to account for age, gender, and patient conditions
    Management of chronic tendon disorders
    The format is engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in sessions and workshops as well as one-on-one with the national and international experts who will be delivering the updates and education at this event.


    You can expand your learning experience by attending one of the following intensive, skills development workshops. The nation’s foremost authorities in three disciplines of sports medicine lead these highly interactive, educational, and hands-on programs: