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6th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium

Virtual 2-Day Program hosted April 27-28, 2022
Registration Opens January 2022

Schedule of Events
Wednesday, April 27th
9:00 am - Keynote Speaker
10:00 am - Fireside Chat: The Importance of Leadership on a Sports Medicine Team​​​​​​
10:45 am - Break
11:00 am - Scientific Session I: Injury Prevention for the Female Athlete
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Scientific Session II: Head Injuries in Sport
3:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Thursday, April 28th
9:00 am - Fireside Chat II: Lessons Learned from Tokyo and Beijing
9:45 am - Scientific Session III: Developing and Implementing Mental Health Emergency Action Plans in Elite Sport Environments
11:15 am - Break
11:30 am - Head-to-Head Debate: CTE; Fact or Fiction
12:30 pm - Athlete Speaker Panel
1:30 pm - Closing Remarks for the 6th 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.

6th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium

Keynote Speaker:
Evert Verhagen, phD

Additional Speakers:
Kate Ackerman, MD
Jess Bartley, PhD
Taryn Brandt, PsyD
Angel Brutus, CMPC
Tyler Carter, 3x Paralympian, U.S. Paralympic Alpine Team
Julia Cawthra, PhD
Emily Clark, PsyD
Amber Donaldson, DPT
Kirsty Elliott Sale, PhD
Jon Finnoff, DO
Tommy Ford, 9x National Champion, 2022 U.S. Olympic Alpine Team
Mike Fredericson, MD
Chris Giza, MD
Thomas Hackett, MD
Emily Kroshus, PhD
Jeff Kutcher, MD
Marc Philippon, MD
Kathryn Schneider, PhD
Evert Verhagen, PhD
Armando Vidal, MD
Stu Willick, MD

Wednesday, April 27th – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (MT)
Thursday, April 28th – 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (MT)

Learning objectives
At the completion of this program, attendees will be able to:
  1. Determine effective strategies to build leadership opportunities within their sports medicine team.
  2. Integrate female-athlete specific considerations into injury prevention plans.
  3. Critically appraise the current evidence surrounding the prevention and recovery of head injuries in sport and evaluate the associated long-term implications of repetitive head trauma.
  4. Develop a mental health plan including the usage of the SHMAT and developing a mental health emergency action plan.
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 CEUs that will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers. 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 22nd or 25th. For registrants unable to attend during conference hours, the virtual event will be recorded and hosted on Zoom until Thursday, May 12, 2022. 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 28th. Everyone must register on-line. Registration closes Monday, April 25, 2022 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

Required materials and equipment: Participants are required to be able to log in and view the streaming presentation on the device of their choice. This device may be a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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 6th Annual Injury Prevention Symposium.

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