Steadman Philippon Research Institute and USOC Partner For 2nd Annual Injury Prevention Symposium
Apr 16, 2018
Leading Researchers and Medical Practitioners Convene in Vail to Share Best Practices and Discuss New Approaches to Injury Prevention
Olympic Champion Julia Mancuso to Deliver Keynote
Vail, Colorado – April 17, 2018 – Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will convene today’s leading researchers and medical practitioners for the 2nd Annual Injury Prevention Symposium, to be held May 3rd-5th at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado. The announcement was made today by Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of The Steadman Clinic and SPRI.
“What makes this symposium so meaningful is that today’s top researchers, physical therapists and physicians come together here in Vail to share their knowledge and experience to advance the injury prevention discussion,” said Drawbaugh. “Attracting so many important voices also demonstrates the power of the partnership between SPRI and the United States Olympic Committee’s Coalition for Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport.”
In addition to representatives from the USOC, The Steadman Clinic and SPRI, the prestigious lineup of speakers includes Dr. Carolyn Emery from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Dr. Timothy Hewett from the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Jeff Kutcher from the Sports Neurology Clinic and Dr. Travis Maak from the University of Utah and Head Team Physician, Utah Jazz.
Julia Mancuso, the most decorated Olympic female American alpine skier, will deliver keynote remarks at the symposium dinner on May 4th. “Super-Jules”, as she was known by her teammates, won four Olympic medals, including gold in the giant slalom at the 2006 Turin Winter Games. Today Julia remains active in both skiing and water sports while finding time to serve as a fitness guru, model, philanthropist and ambassador for a number of top brands. Her story is sure to inspire symposium attendees.
Dr. Bill Moreau, vice president of the sports medicine division of the United States Olympic Committee, added: “Partnering with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute for this event brings the importance of injury prevention to the forefront of sports medicine. The discussion among medical professionals and scientists presenting at this symposium could lead to important advancements in the prevention of injuries for anyone hoping to remain active through their lifetime.”
Dr. Marc Philippon, co-chair of SPRI and managing partner of The Steadman Clinic, has long been committed to the study of injury prevention. Philippon defines the goal of the symposium as better recognizing sport-specific injuries and identifying possible areas for reduction and prevention of injuries.
“Our dedicated SPRI researchers strive daily to discover new ways to reduce injury and the need for long term rehabilitation. Injury prevention is the first step in that process,” Philippon said. “We are thrilled to collaborate once again with the USOC to discover new approaches and more effective ways to prevent injury for the benefit of all athletes whether elite or amateur.”
The target audience for the symposium is physicians and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients with sports-related injuries. Continuing medical education credits are available.
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