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Crouse Hospital, Syracuse University Athletics to Present Sports Medicine Symposium Saturday, Aug. 4


Sports Med Symposium Aug 2012 - news


American student athletes experience roughly two million injuries per year, requiring specialized medical care and tools for injury prevention. Crouse Hospital has partnered with Syracuse University Athletics to present “Getting Back in the Game 2012," a free sports medicine symposium for medical and athletic professionals. The program will take place Saturday, Aug. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crouse Hospital’s Marley Education Center and Syracuse University’s Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center.

Presenters include many of the leading sports medicine practitioners in the Central New York area, including Irving Raphael, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and partner at RSM Medical Associates who has served as head team physician and director for sports medicine at Syracuse University for the past two decades, and his son, Brad Raphael, MD, also an orthopedic surgeon and partner at RSM Medical Associates, as well as assistant team physician for Syracuse University Athletics. Joining them on the program will be Dan DiChristina, MD, head team physician for the Syracuse Crunch; William Schu, MD, partner, CNY Surgical Physicians; and Michael Wiese, MD, of Orthopedics East. These well-known experts will cover a variety of prevalent topics in sports medicine, ranging from on-field assessment of knee, hip and shoulder injuries, to abdominal trauma and platelet rich plasma. The conference will also include a tour of the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center, and the afternoon will conclude with a Basic Life Support CPR training and certification session.

All professionals in care of high school or college athletes are encouraged to attend the conference, network with colleagues and learn the latest in sports medicine and injury prevention. The day-long program is tailored to athletic trainers and directors; high school and college coaches; primary care and emergency medicine physicians; physical therapists; physician assistants and school nurses. Continuing education credits are available.

The program, lunch and parking are free, but space is limited. Participants must register in advance by mailing the event registration form or calling 315/470-7246, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Get in the Game 2012 Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Shoulder Instability
Bradley Raphael, MD
Assistant Team Physician, SU Athletics
Partner: RSM Medical Associates

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury of the Knee
Irving Raphael, MD

Head Team Physician, SU Athletics
Partner: RSM Medical Associates

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Patellar Instability
Dan DiChristina, MD
Head Team Physician, Syracuse Crunch
Partner: Orthopedics East

10:35– 11:05 a.m.
Hip Arthroscopy
Michael Wiese, MD
Partner: Orthopedics East

11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
Abdominal Trauma & Other Injuries
William Schu, MD
Partner: CNY Surgical Physicians


11:35 – 12:05 p.m.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Irving Raphael, MD

12:05 -12:50 p.m.
Marley Education Center

1 – 1:30 p.m.
Tour of Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center

1:35 – 4 p.m.
American Heart Association BLS CPR
Training/Certification Session

Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center

Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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