Course Overview



This course will be held again on
May 14 - 16, 2019.

Information contained in this site is for the 2018 program.
Information for the 2019 program not yet available.

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), team physicians and athletic trainers for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution and New England Patriots, 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 dancers/performing artists


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 EKG screening in sports cardiology and how to navigate 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
  • Advances in exercise trends and wearable technology

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: Ashwin N. Babu, MD and Joanne Borg-Stein, MD 

In this special one-day program, participants update their understanding of musculoskeletal ultrasound in sports medicine, learn about the most important recent advances impacting the care of lower extremity injuries, and reinforce these new principles with a hands-on workshop guided by leading experts from Harvard Medical School. This is an opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience with:

  • State-of-the-art protocols for the sonographic evaluation of hip, knee and ankle injuries
  • Tips and tricks for improved scanning
  • Effective techniques for ultrasound-guided injections around the hip, knee and ankle 

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

Many of our patients run: some recreationally, some competitively, some professionally. The injury rate is estimated at 50% annually. This special one-day program focuses on the knee, the most common location for these injuries.

  • Learn state-of-the-art strategies for evaluation and treatment of knee injuries from world renowned specialists in patellofemoral pain and other conditions that impact runners
  • Participate in hands-on workshops for innovative and more effective strengthening of the foot, knee and hip—all important for proper knee function
  • Visit a cutting-edge center for gait retraining and learn when and why this should be employed as a treatment strategy 

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Dance Medicine 2018: Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment of Injuries in Dancers: Current Concepts and Future Direction 
Saturday • May 12, 8am – 5:30pm
Directors: Lauren Elson, MD and Dana Kotler, MD

Dancers are equal parts artist and athlete. Most dancers sustain one or more injuries during a career in part due to unique demands of strength and flexibility. This innovative one-day course addresses evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of medical problems specific to dancers. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the biomechanical factors that contribute to dance injuries, including strength and flexibility imbalances, motor control deficits, and technique errors
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to evaluation and management of dancers
  • Participate in hands-on workshops to hone clinical skills and learn innovative treatments for this population

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