UT Health Science Center, UT Austin co-host 38th Annual Symposium on Sports Medicine

SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 2, 2010) — The Department of Orthopaedics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will team up with The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Athletics to co-host the 38th annual Symposium on Sports Medicine.

The three-day symposium, which begins Jan. 13, 2011, at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, will bring together doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers, coaches and a range of others with an interest in sports medicine.

“Those who attend will gain insight into the latest recommendations on developing a team-based approach to sports medicine,” said Jesse DeLee, M.D., course director and clinical professor of orthopaedics in the UT Health Science Center’s School of Medicine. “They will learn to diagnose common injuries, initiate primary treatment after an injury, advise athletes on treatment and prevent injuries using conditioning and protective equipment.”

In lectures, panels and discussions, the symposium will cover general sports medicine; head, neck and spinal column; shoulder and upper extremity; the leg, foot and ankle; the knee; and rehabilitation. Special workshops will delve into cutting-edge topics including “AED and Sudden Death in Athletes,” “Challenges in Rehabilitation,” “The Female Athlete,” “Sports Medicine Case Conference” and an anatomy dissection that will focus on the knee, foot and ankle. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion during question-and-answer session.

The annual Symposium on Sports Medicine began as a combined effort of the Department of Athletics at UT Austin and the Department of Orthopaedics at the UT Health Science Center. The first meeting, held in 1972, was at the forefront of sports medicine education for physicians and athletic trainers. The symposium continues to serve all professions today, providing educational presentations for all members of the athletic medicine team.

The preregistration fee is $240 for physicians and $140 for all other participants. Preregistration ends Dec. 14. To register, visit http://cme.uthscsa.edu/ or contact Joe Cepeda at 210-567-4446. For additional conference information and exhibiting opportunities, contact Erika Bowen at boweneo@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-6531.

Continuing medical education statement
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PT and PTA: Application has been made to the Texas Physical Therapy Association for continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

ATC: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio (P469) is recognized by the Board of Certification Inc. to offer 16.31 hours of continuing education for certified athletic trainers.

LAT: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine (500795) is approved and registered by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as a continuing education provider. Athletic trainers can receive a maximum of 19.70 continuing education credits as described by the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, with expertise in more than 60 different branches of medicine. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and there are clinics and physicians at several local and regional hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, University Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit the Web site at www.UTMedicine.org for a complete listing of clinics and phone numbers.

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