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Overview:  This symposium, headlined by the team physicians for the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs and the orthopedic staff of The University of Kansas Hospital, includes lectures and discussions on the latest advances in sports medicine diagnostics, surgery, rehabilitation, and injury prevention techniques.  Attendees will gain exposure to the latest in medical care for the competitive and recreational athlete.  Featured topics will include hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and concussion injuries.

Target Audience:  University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine Symposium will target athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the care, treatment and prevention of athletic injuries.

At the completion of this conference participants should be able to:  
  1. Identify implications of meniscus tears and management options.
  2. Describe the presentation and treatment chondral injuries of the knee and current treatments options.
  3. Identify the injury to the posterior cruciate ligament and how they are managed operatively and non-operatively.
  4. Identify the current literature on return to sport functional testing.
  5. Explain the acute presentation of ulnar collateral ligament injuries to the elbow and treatment strategies.
  6. Discuss thumb injuries specific to sports participation and treatment options.
  7. Identify novel rehabilitation techniques related to ulnar collateral ligament injuries and throwing programs.
  8. Discuss the presentation of a high ankle sprain and the treatment of associated syndesmotic instability.
  9. Discuss the presentation of a concussion in the female athlete.
  10. Identify hip injuries in the female athlete.
  11. Explain the definition of relative energy deficiency syndrome and how to treat it.
  12. Discuss specific nutritional concerns in the female athlete.
  13. Apply current uses of blood flow restriction therapy in a professional training room.
  14. Describe the benefits of the use of dry needling in the non-operative and post-operative setting.
  15. Use the current literature and evidence base usage of stem cells and orthobiologics in sports medicine.
  16. Propose using science to facilitate sports performance.

Payment is required at the time of registration. Only registrations accompanied with payment will be accepted. Please register in advance. Fees include live course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and continuing education credit.  Click here to download registration form



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Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and continental breakfast 7:00AM - 7:30AM  
Introduction 7:30AM - 7:35AM  
Session 1 Upper Injuries "Meniscal Injuries" 7:35AM - 8:00AM Paul Schroeppel, MD (Speaker)
Bryan Vopat, MD (Moderator)
Chondral injuries of the knee 8:00AM - 8:25AM Scott Mullen, MD (Speaker)
Management of PCL 8:25AM - 8:50AM Jeffrey Randall, MD (Speaker)
Return to sport: Functional testing 8:50AM - 9:15AM Megan Bechtold, DPT, OCS, CMPT (Speaker)
Traci Smiley, PT
Questions and answer with panel Schroeppel, Mullen, Randall, Bechtold, Smiley 9:15AM - 9:25AM  
Break 9:25AM - 9:35AM  
Session 2 Upper Extremity Injuries "Management of UCL Injuries" 9:35AM - 10:00AM Vincent H. Key, MD (Speaker)
Jeffrey Randall, MD (Moderator)
Thumb Injuries in Sports 10:00AM - 10:25AM Jacob Brubacher, MD (Speaker)
UCL Rehab and the Throwing Program 10:25AM - 10:50AM Kyle Veazey, PT, DPT (Speaker)
High Ankle Sprains and Syndesmotic Instability 10:50AM - 11:15AM Bryan Vopat, MD
Questions and Answer with Panel Key, Brubacher, Vopat, Veazy 11:15AM - 11:25AM  
Lunch 11:25AM - 12:00PM  
Session 3 The Female Athlete "Concussion in the Female Athlete" 12:00PM - 12:25PM David M. Smith, MD (Speaker)
Kimberly J. Templeton, MD (Moderator)
The Female Hip 12:25PM - 12:50PM Jean-Philippe Darche, MD (Speaker)
Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome in Sport 12:50PM - 1:15PM Lisa Vopat, MD (Speaker)
Nutritional Concerns in the Female Athlete 1:15PM - 1:40PM Randall Evans, RD (Speaker)
Questions and Answer with Panel, Smith, Darche, Vopat, Evans 1:40PM - 2:15PM  
Session 4 Performance Enhancement "Blood Flow Restriction Therapy" 2:15PM - 2:40PM Evan Craft, MEd, ATC (Speaker)
Scott Mullen, MD (Moderator)
Dry Needling in Sports Rehabilitation 2:40PM - 3:05PM Megan Bechtold, DPT, OCS, CMPT (Speaker)
Stem Cell Therapy and Orthobiologics in Sports Medicine 3:05PM - 3:30PM Paul Schroeppel, MD (Speaker)
Science in Sports Performance 3:30PM - 3:55PM Andrea Hudy (Speaker)
Questions and Answer with Panel, Craft, Bechtold, Schroeppel, Hudy 3:55PM - 4:05PM  
Closing Remarks and Adjourn 4:05PM - 4:15PM Scott Mullen, MD

The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

All participants are required to sign attendance rosters at the beginning of each day. A certificate of completion will be provided to all activity participants based on completion of the program evaluation, documentation of actual attendance time and payment in full. If you are not paid in full, a link to complete the evaluation and get your certificate will be emailed to you upon receipt of payment.

Physicians: The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APRNs/Nurses: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center West is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 9.3 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0086-1149.  Karen Aufdemberge BSN, RN, Coordinator.

*Continuing education credit will be issued according to documented attendance

Physical Therapists: Kansas Physical Therapy Association has approved this continuing education program for 8.0 credits. Approval number CEU019710

Certified Athletic Trainers: Sports Medicine & Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital (BOC AP# P8785) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.  This program is eligible for a maximum of 5 EBP category hours/CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

Notice - Physician Information Collection: For physician attendees, the Open Payments to Physicians (Sunshine Act) may require the company supporters(s) to report to CMS the value of some items associated with this activity. For proper reporting, we will be asking for your NPI (National Provider Index) number and a state license number.

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