Course Overview


The Comprehensive 2018 Sports Medicine Update

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Optimize the Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of Sports Injuries

In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors, and patients with active lifestyles.

This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), athletic trainers for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice to improve:

  • Treatment outcomes for acute and overuse injuries of the spine, knee, hip, foot, and ankle, along with upper extremity conditions of the shoulder, neck, elbow, hand, and wrist
  • The effectiveness and expediency of physical evaluations
  • Appropriate diagnostic imaging and interpretation
  • Rehabilitation and return to play
  • Utilization of physical therapists and athletic trainers
  • Non-surgical management of injuries
  • Decisions to refer patients for surgery
  • Multidisciplinary team-based treatment
  • Injury prevention
  • Pre-participation evaluation
  • Treatment of special populations, including adaptive sports athletes, runners, and cyclists


Unique to this program is its immersive, fast-paced, 360-degree educational experience. You will learn about changes and advances in sports medicine from three critical, interrelated perspectives:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Orthopedics

Educational highlights include:

  • The most effective methods, both surgically and non-surgically, to manage injuries to tendons, joints, muscles, and ligaments in athletes vs. non-athletes
  • When and how to utilize cutting-edge regenerative sports medicine treatments
  • Updates for regenerative biologics and joint preservation techniques
  • Advances in the management of sports concussion and methods to facilitate return to play
  • Practice recommendations to optimize care of the female athlete
  • Guidance for point-of-care ultrasound for evaluation and treatment of sports injuries
  • New recommendations for sports cardiology and how to navigate legal aspects of medical eligibility and disqualification criteria
  • Best practices to evaluate bone health in athletes (and active patients) and promote lifelong skeletal health
  • Optimized approaches for interpreting images and making decisions about operative versus conservative management
  • Advances in adaptive sports
  • Clinical strategies to account for age, gender, and patient conditions
  • Management of chronic tendon disorders

The format is engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in sessions and workshops as well as one-on-one with the national and international experts who will be delivering the updates and education at this event.


You can expand your learning experience by attending one of the following intensive, skills development workshops. The nation’s foremost authorities in three disciplines of sports medicine lead these highly interactive, educational, and hands-on programs:

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Sports Clinicians
Saturday • May 12, 7:40am – 5:30pm
Directors: Joanne Borg-Stein, MD and Ashwin N. Babu, MD
Click here to view program agenda


Running Medicine 2018: Focus on Patellofemoral Pain
Saturday • May 12, 8am – 5:30pm
Directors: Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT and Adam Tenforde, MD
Click here to view program agenda


Dance Medicine 2018: Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment of Injuries in Dancers: Current Concepts and Future Direction 
Saturday • May 12, 8am – 5:30pm
Director: Lauren Elson, MD
Click here to view program agenda