Injury Prevention Seminar

The First Annual SPRI Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport

Jan 28 - 29, 2017

Four Seasons Hotel, Vail, CO

The SPRI Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport will address current research and clinical aspects of preserving the health of athletes of all ages through sports and exercise medicine. The diverse faculty will represent the local and National authorities in regards to injury and illness prevention. This annual conference is a unique opportunity for the sport and exercise medicine community to meet and interact in the ideal environment that Vail, Colorado provides. 

Please reach out to Lynda Sampson for registration details:


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Steadmon Philippon Research Institute
Target Audience
This activity is intended for healthcare providers engaged in care of patients with sports injuries in an orthopaedic care setting.
Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Recognize injury patterns in specific sports
  • Identify sports specific injuries and possible areas for reduction of injuries
  • Implement standard screening programs in youth athletes and high-risk populations
  • Evaluate the scientific literature on injury prevention
  • Participate in injury prevention programs
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Steadmon Philippon Research Institute. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Bill Moreau, USOC Director of Sports Medicine

Michael F. Bergeron, Ph.D., FACSM, Senior Vice President of Development & Applications, Center for Advanced Analytics in Sport & Health, GAMECHANGER ANALYTICS

Dawn Comstock, PhD. Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Denver CO

Kyle Wilkens, PA-C, ATC-L, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Medical Director

Gillian Bowers, PT, SCS, Senior Clinical Specialist, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Marc J. Philippon, MD, Managing Partner, Hip Arthroscopy, The Steadman Clinic, Co-Chairman, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Peter Millett, MD, Shoulder Specialist, The Steadman Clinic, Medical Director Ski and Snowboard Club Vail

Johnny Huard, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Director of Center for Regenerative Sport Medicine, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, Complex Knee Surgeon, The Steadman Clinic, Chief Medical Officer, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Charles Ho, MD PhD, Director of Imaging Research, Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Friday January 27, 2017

5:00 - 6:30pm: Registration and welcome reception at the Four Seasons, Vail

Saturday January 28, 2017

7:00am - 8:10: Registration/Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30: Welcome - Marc J. Philippon, MD
8:30 - 8:50: Keynote - Minimizing Preventable Injury Risk in Sport – The Future of Youth Athlete Development Michael F Bergeron, PhD

8:50 - 10:25: Preventing overuse injury and illness in athletes
Moderator: Marc

8:50 - 9:00: Early sport specialization - Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD
9:10 - 9:20: Preventing illness in World Cup Skiers - Kyle Wilkens. PA
9:20 - 9:30: Load Monitoring - Predicting and Preventing Overuse Injuries - Luke O'Brien, PT, M.Phty, SCS
9:30 - 9:40: Preventing Injury and overuse of the Hip - Marc J. Philippon, MD
9:40 - 9:50: Discussion - All Speakers
9:50 - 10:25: Round table: The importance of Preventing Illness and Injury in Sport

10:25 - 10:35: Morning Break

10:35 - 12:05: Surveillance is the First Step to Prevention

10:35 - 10:45: USOC Injury Surveillance Program - Bill Moreau, DC
10:45 - 10:55: The Role of Imaging in Screening and Preventing Overuse Injuries in Athletics; Can Imaging Identify the Injury Before They Become Symptomatic? - Charles Ho, MD, PhD
10:55 - 11:05: Injury Surveillance in High School Athletes - Dawn Comstock, PhD
11:05 - 11:15: Rock climbing injuries: an analysis using a national ED-based surveillance system - Lauren Pierpoint
11:15 - 11:30: Discussion - All speakers
11:30 - 11:55: Round table: What have we learned from surveillance and screening

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

1:15 - 3:00: Prevention Programs - Lessons Learned

1:15 - 1:25: Preventing Injury of the Hip through Screening; the Musculoskeletal Examination - Marc J. Philippon, MD
1:25 - 1:35: Preventing Rock Climbing Injuries - Nico Brown, PT, MPT
1:35 - 1:45: Injury Prevention for the US Ski Team - Kyle Wilkins, PA
1:45 - 1:55: The Role of the Athleteic Trainer - Brandie Martin, ATC
2:05 - 2:15: From Research to Clinical Care: How to Implement a Screening Program to Prevent Injury - Karen Briggs, MPH
2:15 - 2:25: Discussion - All speakers
2:25 - 3:00: Round table: What is the evidence on prevention programs

3:00 - 3:15: Afternoon Break

3:15 - 5:00: Areas of Opportunity in Prevention

3:15 - 3:35: Working at the Cellular Level is this the Key? - Johnny Huard
3:35 - 3:45: Muscle Cramping during Exercise & Sport – Treatment & Prevention Solutions - Michael F Bergeron, PhD
3:45 - 3:55: Evaluating the Potential Need for and Effectiveness of Protective Equipment - Dawn Comestock, PhD
4:05 - 4:15: Understanding the Numbers - Grant Dornan, MS
4:15 - 4:25: Discussion - All speakers
4:25 - 5:00: Round table

Sunday January 29, 2017

8:50 - 10:25: Preserving Health in Athletes of All Ages
Moderator: Lars

8:50 - 9:10: What Does the Future of Regenerative Medicine Have to Offer Keep us Playing Sports? - Johnny Huard, PhD
9:10 - 9:20: Can New Innovations In Shoulder Surgery to keep the swing alive? - Peter Millett, MD
9:20 - 9:30: Can Hip Arthroscopy Help the Degenerative Hip - Marc Philippon.
9:30 - 9:40:
9:40 - 9:50: Discussion - All Speakers
9:50 - 10:25: Round table: The improtance of Preventing Illness and Injury in Sport

10:25 - 10:35: Morning Break

10:35 - 12:05: What have we learned from professional sports?

10:35 - 10:45: Length of Career Following Injuries in the NFL - Marc J. Philippon
10:45 - 10:55: Sport Culture and Dynamics in Injury Prevention - Gilian Bower, PT
10:55 - 11:05: Injury and Illness during the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - Bill Moreau, DC
11:05 - 11:15: Return to Sport Following Hand Injuries - Randy Viola, MD
11:15 - 11:35: Major League Hockey Injuries - Marc J. Philippon
11:35 - 11:40: Discussion - All speakers
11:40 - 11:50: Round table: What have we learned from surveillance and screening

11:50 - 12:15: Thank you and Adjournment of meeting

Rates will vary depending on location:
Four Seasons, Vail – 970-477-8600
Sonnenalp, Vail – 970-476-5656
Sebastian, Vail – 970-3310698
Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon – 970-748-6000
Christie Lodge, Avon – 970-845-4500
Comfort Inn, Avon – 970-949-5511
Inn & Suites at Riverwalk, Edwards – 970-926-0606
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