Injury Prevention Symposium

5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium
2-Day Virtual Conference
April 28 & 29, 2021

Scientific Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce our Scientific Keynote Speaker for the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium will be Carolyn Emery, PhD, MSc

Dr. Emery will speak on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:15 am (Mountain Time)

Her presentation is titled SHRed Concussions: Surveillance in High School and Community Sport to Reduce Concussions and their Consequences in Youth.   


Additional Conference Speakers

We are excited to announce the following presenters are confirmed for the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium.  The event schedule is available below, including session topics and talk titles for each day (subject to change).

Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC, FACSM - Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH - Virginia Tech
Jessica Bartley, PsyD, MS, MA - United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee 
Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH - University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
Lauren Benson, PhD - United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Avinash Chandran, PhD, MS - Datalys Center, Inc.
Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FAMSSM, FACSM - United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee 
Lauren Fortington, PhD - Edith Cowan University, Australia
Johnny Huard, PhD - Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Zachary Kerr, PhD, MPH - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Travis Maak, MD - University of Utah
Peter Millett, MD, MSc - The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Olu Owowye, PhD, MSc, BPT - Saint Louis University
Marc Philippon, MD - The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Laurenne Ross - Olympic Alpine Skier 
Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH - Yale School of Public Health
Leslie Vidal, MD - The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Randy Wilber, PhD, FACSM - United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Julie Wilson, MD, FAAP, CAQSM - Children's Hospital Colorado
Kara Winger - Olympic Track & Field Athlete
Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events 

Speakers & Session Topics Subject to Change
Event Times are Listed as US Mountain Time Zone

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00 am - Introduction to Conference
9:15 am - Scientific Keynote Speaker - Carolyn Emery, PhD, MSc  
Keynote Address: SHRed Concussions: Surveillance in High School and Community Sport to Reduce Concussions and their Consequences in Youth
9:45 am - Q & A with Scientific Keynote Speaker
10:00 am - Break
10:10 am - Session 1 - Risk Management and Return to Sport during COVID-19
     Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FAMSSM, FACSM - USOPC COVID-19 Screening, Management & Mitigation Strategies
     Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC, FACSM - COVID-19 and Athlete's Heart
     Peter Millett, MD, MSc - Return To Sport in the COVID Era: A Community Approach for Youth Athletes​​​​​​
11:10 am - Q & A for Session 1
11:25 am - Break
11:30 am  - Session 2 - Use and Translation of Data for Injury Prevention
     Lauren Benson, PhD - What can wearable technology tell us about how much and how well athletes move?
     Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH - The Injury Puzzle: Translating the data to improve athlete health
     Avinash Chandran, PhD, MS - Female Athlete Health over the Lifespan: Insights from Sports Injury Surveillance and a General Health Survey of Former Female Athletes
12:30 pm - Q & A for Session 2
12:45 pm - Break
1:00 pm - Session 3 - Clinical Perspectives in Injury Prevention 
     Marc Philippon, MD - Hip Screening to Identify the Hip "At Risk"
     Travis Maak, MD - Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: Can we predict the future and stop it?
     Johnny Huard, PhD - Development of Biological Approaches to Improve the Benefit of Orthobiologics for Musculoskeletal Tissues Regeneration and Repair
     Leslie Vidal, MD - Injury Prevention for the Athlete's Hip
2:20 pm - Q & A for Session 3
2:35 pm - Day 1 Comments & Conclusion

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00 am - Welcome to Day 2
9:05 am - Session 4 - New Perspectives in Concussion Research
     Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH - Risk Perception, Social Norms and Concussion
     Julie Wilson, MD, FAAP, CAQSM - Preventing prolonged recovery in pediatric concussion: where do we start? 
9:45 am - Q & A for Session 4
10:00 am - Break
10:05 am - Session 5 - Implementation and Evaluation of Injury Prevention Programs 
     Zachary Kerr, PhD, MPH - Applying public health to the development and evaluation of policy to prevent exertional heat illness in high school sports
     Olu Oweye, PhD, MSc, BPT - "Real World": Promoting the Translation of Evidence into Practice and Policy
     Lauren Fortington, PhD - Evaluating the Impact of the IOC Sports Medicine Consensus Statements 
11:05 am - Q & A for Session 5
11:20 am - Break
11:30 am - Session 6 - Beyond Musculoskeletal: Prevention for Injuries We Can't "See"
     Randy Wilber, PhD, FACSM - TOKYO 2020: Training and Competing Optimally in a Hot/Humid Environment
     Yetsa Tualki-Wosomu, MD, MPH - Intentional injury (abuse) prevention: the state of play in athlete safeguarding
     Jessica Bartley, PsyD, MS, MA - Mental Health Prevention in Sport
12:30 pm - Q & A for Session 6
12:45 - Break
1:00 pm - Summer Olympic Athlete Presentation
     Kara Winger, Track & Field Olympian 
1:20 pm - Winter Olympic Athlete Presentation
Laurenne Ross, Alpine Skiing Olympian 
1:40 pm - Q & A for Olympic Athletes
2:00 pm - Closing Remarks for the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium
CEUs for Certified Athletic Trainers

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium


Scientific Keynote Speaker:

Carolyn Emery, PhD, MSc


Additional Speakers:

Aaron Baggish, MD, FACC, FACSM

Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Jessica Bartley, PsyD, MS, MA

Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH

Lauren Benson, PhD

Avinash Chandron, PhD, MS

Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FAMSSM, FACSM

Lauren Fortington, PhD

Johnny Huard, PhD

Zachary Kerr, PhD, MPH
Travis Maak, MD
Peter Millett, MD, MSc

Olu Owoeye, PhD, MS, BPT

Marc Philippon, MD
Laurenne Ross, Alpine Skiing Olympian
Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH
Leslie Vidal, MD

Randy Wilber, PhD, FACSM
Julie Wilson, MD, FAAP, CAQSM
Kara Winger, Track & Field Olympian


Wednesday, April 28th9:00 am – 2:45 pm (MT)

Thursday, April 29th9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)


Learning Objectives for this year’s conference will be:

  • To recognize common risk factors for injuries among elite athletes
  • To understand how to critically evaluate injury prevention programs
  • To increase understanding of how to apply injury prevention programs in a clinical setting
  • To increase knowledge of current COVID-19 sports medicine concepts and how to apply them in practice
  • To identify evidence-based strategies to help athletes return to sport

Schedule and Format: Web-based lecture symposium with numerous presentations followed by Q&A sessions with world renowned panelists.  Attached is schedule.  Times and Session topics subject to change.  Each session will have 2-4 speakers, each presenter is allotted 20 minutes for their presentation.


Cancelation/Refund Policy: Attendees will be notified of cancelation via email as soon as possible and full refunds will be provided. 


Number of contact hours/CEUs that will be available: 8.75 CEUs that will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers. 5 on Day 1 and 3.75 on Day 2.  Should this change, we will update accordingly.


Fee: $30 for 2-day virtual conference.  Upon registering, every participant will receive a unique user access code, specific to the email provided at registration.  This code will be sent around April 23rd or 26th.  For registrants unable to attend during conference hours, the virtual event will be recorded and hosted on Zoom until Thursday, May 13, 2021.  A different access code will be required to view the recorded conference until mid-May and the new code will be sent out after the virtual conference concludes on April 29th.  Everyone must register on-line.  Registration closes Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm (US mountain time).


Target Audience: This lecture series is intended for sports medicine clinicians and researchers including athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, sport chiropractors, physician assistants and strength and conditioning specialists.


Sponsors: Steadman Philippon Research Institute and the US Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jenna Street, ATC at

Event Sponsors

We would like to extend our appreciation to the following sponsors of the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium.  

AMP Recover
ProofPoint Biologics
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
IPS Recap Video


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