Orthopaedic Surgeon and AOSSM President Dr. James Andrews to Discuss Injury Prevention

Upcoming Sports Medicine Grand Rounds -- "What I've Learned About the Throwing Arm in the Last 30 Years"

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Dr. James Andrews

What I've learned about the throwing arm in the last 30 years.

Gulf Breeze, Fla. (Vocus) November 11, 2009

The Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute (APREI) at the Andrews Institute will hold its inaugural Grand Rounds presentation on November, 19, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. (CT). Renowned orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. James Andrews will give the first presentation, "What I've learned about the throwing arm in the last 30 years." Dr. Andrews will discuss advances in sports medicine over the last 30 years and will also focus on injury prevention techniques related to the throwing arm.

Regularly featured by ESPN and Sports Illustrated, Dr. Andrews is the current national president for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is also the founding partner and the medical director of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Ala., and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

What:
The Grand Rounds presentation is a free one-hour presentation by a sports medicine specialist that provides an intellectual environment for acquiring the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and attitudes essential to the practice of orthopaedic sports medicine. The APREI Grand Rounds Seminars are specifically designed for orthopaedic surgeons and primary care physicians to augment their clinical experience in sports medicine and to develop/demonstrate competence and quality in patient care. Three additional seminars are planned for 2010.

Date/Time:
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Cost:
Free Dinner and Continuing Education Unit (CEU)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses.

Media is invited to attend and will have an opportunity to speak with Dr. Andrews.

*This event is not open to the general public.

Location:
Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Athletic Performance & Research Pavilion
1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
http://www.theandrewsinstitute.com

Visuals:
Photo and video opportunities during presentation. Camera and microphone set-up may begin at 5:00 p.m. Reporters should enter the Athletic Performance and Research Pavilion on the Andrews Institute campus and report Conference Room B.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. - Registration
5:45 p.m. - Dinner
6:15 p.m. - Speaker: Dr. James R. Andrews

Additional information:
http://www.theandrewsinstitute.com/Events/GrandRounds/

BACKGROUND:
The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. http://www.TheAndrewsInstitute.com

The Andrews Institute is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Nationally recognized for performance excellence and quality achievement, Baptist has been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for; received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2003; and has consistently ranked in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction as recognized by Press Ganey. Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Home Health Care and Durable Medical Equipment, Baptist Leadership Institute, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and Lakeview Center. With more than 5,000 employees, Baptist Health Care is the largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida. For more information, please visit http://www.ebaptisthealthcare.org

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Nikki Troxclair, (850) 916-8571

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