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Title: Annual Sports Medicine Symposium (for medical professionals)
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013    Add to Calendar
Time: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Address: Engh Conference Center
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
2501 Parker's Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Contact Phone: (855) 694-6682

Annual Sports Medicine Symposium

Presented by Inova Sports Medicine Program and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
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Who should attend?

Licensed athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, or any healthcare providers working with joint replacement patients or with an interest in sports medicine care.

Faculty and agenda

Dr. Sameer Nagda - Program Coordinator
Conference Brochure PDF


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Welcome
Sameer Nagda, MD
Morning sessions - Upper Extremities
8:00 a.m. Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries
Brent Wiesel, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the natural history of rotator cuff disease
  • Be able to approach the treatment of patients with rotator cuff disorders in a algorithmic manner
  • Understand the current techniques for non-operative and operative management of the rotator cuff
8:50 a.m. Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
Wiemi Douoguih, MD
Learning Objectives
  • Identify phase of the throwing cycle when the elbow is most at risk.
  • Understand the main soft tissue structures responsible for medial elbow stability in the overhead thrower
  • Understand the indications for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
9:40 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. The Effect of Scapular Mechanics on Shoulder Pathology - and Vice Versa

Greg Bennett, PT, DSc, MS
Learning objectives:
  • Ability to perform differential diagnosis of scapular anomalies and the effect on shoulder pathology.
  • Understanding glenohumeral and scapular pathomechanics and the inter-relationship.
  • Incorporation of established and novel treatment methodologies focal to scapular dyskinesia.
10:50 a.m. Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Athlete
Cassie Gyuricza Root, MD
Learning Objectives:
    Recognize the most common injuries of the hand and wrist that occur in athletes.
  • Understand initial treatment of the injured hand and wrist and know when referral to a hand specialist is needed.
11:30 a.m. Lunch-Case presentation and discussion
Sameer Nagda, MD, moderator 
Afternoon sessions - Extremities
12:45 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of Impingement and Labral Tears of the Hip
Stephen Saddler, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the physiology of femoracetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Understand the role of arthroscopy in the treatment of pre-arthritic hip disorders
1:35 p.m. Management of Multi-Ligamentous Knee Injuries
George C. Branche, III, MD
Learning Objectives
  • Identification of a failed ACL
  • Factors that lead to failure of ACL Reconstruction
  • Surgical Management of failed ACL Reconstruction
2:25 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Athletic Foot and Ankle Injuries

Jennifer H. Purvis, DPM
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand anatomy and biomechanics of common foot and ankle injuries
  • Review treatment protocols for acute injuries
  • Design treatment plans to help athletes avoid recurrent problems
3:35 p.m. Stem Cell and Platelet Injections: Can They Help Heal Musculoskeletal Injuries?
Robert H. Wagner, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand how stem cells and platelets promote better healing of injured tissues.
  • To understand what types of injuries can be effectively treated with stem cell and platelet injections.
  • Determine which patients are good and bad candidates for Regenerative Medicine techniques
4:25 p.m. Evaluation, Closing remarks, Adjournment 


* National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) accreditation
* Participants are eligible to receive six (6) NATA Board of Certification CEUs
* Inova Health System provider #P3357


register now
or call 1-855-My-Inova (855-694-6682)



All participants - $60
Cost includes: parking, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment break and handouts.


Date & Time

Friday, June 14, 2013
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration and breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Program begins at 7:45 a.m.



Engh Conference Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (click for campus map and directions). Parking: Please park in the Blue or Main Entrance parking area. Signs within the hospital will direct you to the Yellow Lobby. The Engh Conference Center is located on the 2nd floor.