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5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium
Virtual 2-Day Program
Was A Great Success

Scientific Keynote Speaker

Our Scientific Keynote Speaker for the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium was Carolyn Emery, PhD, MSc

Dr. Emery spoke on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 

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

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events 

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00 am - Introduction to Conference
9:15 am - Scientific Keynote Speaker 
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​​​​​​
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
12:30 pm - Q & A for Session 2
12:45 pm - Break
1:00 pm - Session 3 - Clinical Perspectives in Injury Prevention 
2:20 pm - Q & A for Session 3
2:35 pm - Day 1 Comments & Conclusion
2:45 pm - Live Poster Session 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00 am - Welcome to Day 2
9:05 am - Session 4 - New Perspectives in Concussion Research
9:45 am - Q & A for Session 4
10:00 am - Break
10:05 am - Session 5 - Implementation and Evaluation of Injury Prevention Programs 
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"
12:30 pm - Q & A for Session 6
12:45 - Break
1:00 pm - Summer Olympic Athlete Presentation
1:20 pm - Winter Olympic Athlete Presentation
1:40 pm - Q & A for Olympic Athletes
2:00 pm - Closing Remarks for the 5th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium

Speakers and session topics are subject to change
Times listed reflect U.S. Mountain Time 
CEUs for Certified Athletic Trainers

The U.S. Olympic & 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

Olu Owoeye, PhD, MS, BPT
Stephanie Pearce, MD

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.  Times and session topics subject to change.  Each session will have 2-4 speakers, each presenter is allotted 20 minutes for their presentation.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: Attendees will be notified of cancellation 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 (U.S. 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 U.S. Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jenna Street, ATC at Jenna.Street@usopc.org

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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