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11th Annual HSS Sports Medicine Symposium

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The 11th Annual HSS Sports Medicine Symposium will provide clinicians with guidance on how to care for surgical and nonsurgical patients among the sports medicine population. Topics to be discussed include the athlete’s hip, meniscal surgery and rehabilitation of the knee, the throwing elbow and managing patellofemoral disease in the athlete. The best available evidence and state-of-the-art information from the rehabilitation staff, surgeons, and physicians of Hospital for Special Surgery, along with guest lecturers, will provide participants with clinically relevant information through didactic lectures, panel discussions, case presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions.

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Target Audience
This activity is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, physician assistants, orthopaedists, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, and primary care physicians. Residents, fellows and medical students may also benefit from this activity.

Learning Objectives
HSS continuing medical professional education activities are intended to improve the quality of patient care and safety. At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe at least one evidence-based guideline related to ACL rehabilitation.
  • Identify at least two evidence-based dynamic movements used in return to play assessment following ACL reconstruction.
  • Describe at least one current evidence-based treatment guideline for treating the unstable shoulder from the physician management, rehabilitation, athletic training, and strength and conditioning perspectives.
  • Describe the docking technique and how it differs from other UCL surgical techniques.
  • Identify at least two evidence-based treatment approaches for rehabilitating a proximal hamstring repair.
  • Identify one injury common to the adolescent athlete, such as growth plate injuries.
  • Describe at least two implications for post-operative rehabilitation in the management of articular cartilage injuries.
  • Recognize each person’s role in the team approach (including MD, PT, ATC, and Performance Specialist) to providing outstanding patient care and be able to appropriately refer patients to colleagues for treatment.
  • Identify at least two detrimental effects of kinetic chain dysfunction on the running athlete.
  • Recall at least two components of a criteria based approach to rehabilitating the athlete with an Achilles tendon injury.
  • Identify at least two manual and exercise based techniques designed to treat the athlete with a cervical or lumbar spine injury.
  • Perform at least two special tests used in differential diagnosis in the shoulder or knee physical examination after attending the advanced physical exam and MRI correlation workshop.
  • Identify at least one element in the management of the athlete following a concussion.
  • Incorporate at least two techniques for improving performance for the runner.
  • Identify one injury common to the masters athlete.
  • Describe at least one pro or con of using an allograft vs. autograft for ACL reconstruction.
  • Identify at least two components of a criteria based approach for managing the athlete with ankle instability.
  • Identify one technology system in ACL prevention programs.
  • Describe at least two components of a comprehensive foot evaluation.
  • Describe one MELT Method® technique.


Refund Policy, Special Needs, Parking, Accommodations, and Other Important Information

Refund Policy:
A handling fee of $75 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by mail one week prior to the course. No refund will be made thereafter.

Hospital for Special Surgery reserves the right to cancel this course. In the unlikely event the course is cancelled, HSS will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course.

Special Needs:
Hospital for Special Surgery is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Participants with special needs are requested to contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 212.606.1812.

Parking and Accommodations:
For information on parking and accommodations, please go to and view our Neighborhood Directory. Local accommodations are limited and early reservations are recommended.

  - LaGuardia (LGA) is 8 miles northeast of the city. Kennedy International (JFK) is 15 miles southeast of the city.
  - Newark International (EWR) is 16 miles southwest of the city.

Bus: M72, M31 stop at East 69th Street and York Avenue. Subway: Nearest line are the 6 train stop at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue and the Q train stop at East 72nd Street and 2nd Avenue.

Car (FDR Drive): Driving south, exit at 71st Street. Driving north, exit at 63rd Street. Continue on York Avenue.


Contact Us

Questions about the System 4 Advanced User Workshop?
Bill Galway
Business Development

1.631.924.9000 ext. 2395

Questions about upcoming Concussion Management Workshops?
Rod Walters
Walters, Inc.

Questions about eLearning or Clinical Education?
Natalie Thompson, PT
Educational Administrator and Applied Clinician
1.631.924.9000 ext. 2232

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