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In Collaboration with 

2020 Sports Medicine Symposium

Saturday, April 4, 2020
St. John's University
Jamaica, NY

A collaborative symposium presented by Professional Seminars,  NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and St. John’s University to discuss common sports injuries.  This symposium will include oral presentations, up-to-date material and methodology on causes of injury on-field management, prevention clinical assessment and return to play methods for the elite athlete.  

Who should attend? Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapist and other interested health care professionals.


Injuries are common to high level athletes.  Recoginizing injuries are essential in establishing a course of of action to provide a road to recovery and a return to play protocol.  This becomes a multi-disciplinary approach that would consist of sports medicine physicians, athletic trainsers, physical and occupational therapists and strength and conditioning personel.  The 1st Annual Sports Medicine Symposium at St.  John's University with collaboration from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Professional Physical Therapy is an educational event that will focus on the acute management and assessment and return to play protocols of upper and lower extremity injuries.  The symposium will be beneficial for health care providers wishing to improve their knowledge and competence in the care of various sport-related injuries.  It will provide up to date information regarding management of on-field injuries and subsequent rehab and strengthening protocols for return to play.  It will also provide an overview of clinical assessments of upper and lower extremity injuries.  This symposium will provide a live demonstration period on strength and conditioning concepts and assessing quality of movement of the upper and lower extremity.  


Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will learn how to:


  •  Recognize an emergency management situation for a lower extremity injury                                  

  • Discuss the potential benefits of strength and conditioning after an upper extremity surgical procedure                                    

  • Discuss the potential benefits of strength and conditioning after a lower extremity surgical procedure                                    

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a labral tear                                    

  • Understand the significance and perform special tests for the lower extremity                                    

  • Understand the significance and perform special tests for the upper extremity                                    

  • Understand the various rehab implications associated with various ACL surgical procedures                                    

  • Recognize the various rehab protocols associated with upper extremity surgical procedures                                    

  • Understand the key elements and goals needed fot return to play with an upper extremity injury                                    

  • Understand the key elements and goals needed fot return to play with a lower extremity injury                                    


Athletic Trainers: Professional Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for the BOC-certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 3.5 units of Category A continuing education.

New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. Full attendance at this Seminar qualifies for 4.2 contact hours in NY.


REGISTRATION & WELCOMING REMARKS/BREAKFAST                                                                   

7:00 AM    Dr.  Jeffrey Rosen, / Dr.  Justin A. Classie, MD                                                                  
SECTION ONE: UPPER EXTREMITY                                        
8:10 AM    Common Injuries of the Overhead Athlete                                    
        Alexander Golant, MD                                
8:35 AM    Rehab Implications Associated with Shoulder Injuries                                    
        Frank Hoffner PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS                                
8:55 AM    Incorporating Strength and Conditioning Principles into the Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete                                    
        Robert Panariello MS, PT, ATC CSCS                            
9:15 AM    Q & A    Panel                                
9:25 AM    BREAK                                    
SECTION TWO: LOWER EXTREMITY                                        
9:40 AM    The ACL Controversy- Quad tendon Graft vs. Patella tendon Graft vs Hamstring Graft                                    
        Kevin N. Jiang, MD                                
10:05 AM    Rehab Implications Associated with Varying ACL Repair Techniques                                    
        Benjamin Gelfand PT, DPT, SCS                                
10:25 AM    Key Elements to Strength and Conditioning after an ACL Procedure                                    
        Robert J. Basile SJU Director of Sports Performance                                
10:45 AM    Q & A    Panel                                
10:55 AM    LUNCH                                    
SECTION THREE: ON-FIELD SESSION                                        
11:40 PM    On-Field Management of Head Injuries                                    
        Jill Christensen, ATC                                
11:55 PM    Clinical Assessment of the Upper Extremity                                    
    Clinical Assessment of the Lower Extremity                                    
        Arth Patel, MD, MPH                                
12:10 PM    Quality Movement Assessment of the Upper and Lower Extremity                                    
        Dean Maddalone PTA, CSCS, USAW                                
        Frank Hoffner PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS                                
12:25 PM    Q & A    Panel                                



Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. Certificates of completion are distributed electronically upon successful completion of course survey. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


^ Presentation Topics as well as presenters are subject to change without notice.


Cancellations received at least five (5) business days before the event are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative charge per registrant. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. Please note: If you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for complete details.


Email:  Phone: (516) 321-2450  Fax: (516) 321-2450


St. John's University - D'Angelo Center

8000 Utopia Pkwy,

Jamaica, NY 11439


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$75 Physician Registration

$50 All Other Health Professionals Registration 


Registration Closes:  April 3, 2020


Registration Includes: Course handouts and Breakfast.

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