2011 ONS Foundation Conference for Medical Professionals to Focus on Children -- October 15th

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The ONS Foundation will hold its 3rd annual conference for medical professionals at Greenwich Hospital. Pediatric/adolescent medical issues will be the focus of the 14 presentations by orthopedic, sports medicine and neurosurgery specialists.

Conference Chairman Frank Ennis, MD, Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Frank Corvino and ONS Foundation President Paul Sethi, MD at the 2009 ONS Foundation conference

Today’s children have a unique set of physical challenges given the unprecedented level of sports participation.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Update, a one-day medical conference on Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road. The half-day program will feature presentations by orthopedic, sports medicine and neurosurgery specialists on recent information regarding diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries affecting children through adolescence. The conference is aimed at professionals in the medical arena; physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers and coaches. Greenwich Hospital Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education credit for physicians who attend. The conference is being offered free of charge due to an anonymous gift. Lunch and program materials are included. Online registration for the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine Update is available. Applicants should click on the link, Conference Registration, or call (203) 869-3131.

Orthopedic surgeon Frank Ennis, MD is the conference program chairman. The conference keynote address will be presented by Bob Bigelow, co-author of a book titled Just Let the Kids Play, How to stop other adults from ruining your child's fun and success in youth sports and a former NBA first round draft choice.

“Today’s children have a unique set of physical challenges given the unprecedented level of sports participation,” says Dr. Ennis. “For pediatricians and other medical professionals who treat children, it is important to understand the nature of the injuries that are occurring, and which treatments offer the best chance for full recovery. This conference brings together a unique group of medical specialists who routinely diagnose and treat sports injuries in children. Their clinical observations and experience make this conference an especially valuable learning opportunity.”

The objectives of the conference include a review of the normal function of the musculoskeletal system in children, presentations on the most effective non-operative and operative management of conditions resulting from injuries related to sports activities, and the latest information on injury prevention strategies.

Keynote speaker Bob Bigelow played in the NBA for four years with the Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, and San Diego Clippers. He played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania for Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Daly. Mr. Bigelow advocates taking new approaches for positive change in youth sports. For the past 18 years, he has devoted himself to researching and lecturing about organized youth sports and its effects on children – and adults. For more information, visit ONS-foundation.org.

PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT SPORTS MEDICINE UPDATE PROGRAM
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Welcome and Program Announcements-
Frank A. Ennis, MD, Program Chairman

Strength Training for the Young Athlete,
Peter Falla, Certified Athletic Trainer

Stress Injuries and the Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome,
Gloria Cohen, MD

Fractures Involving the Physis of the Ankle,
Steven Hindman, MD

Fractures Involving the Physis of the Wrist,
John Crowe, MD

Osteochondral Injuries of the Knee,
Katherine Vadasdi, MD

ACL Injuries,
James Cunningham, MD

Rick Velaj Memorial Lecture,
Scott Sullivan, MD

Keynote Speaker,
Robert Bigelow

Shoulder Injuries,
Seth R. Miller, MD

Injuries of the Throwing Elbow,
Paul Sethi, MD

Prevention of Shoulder Pain and Injury,
Alicia Hirscht, DPT, CSC, SCSC    

Non-Operative Treatment of Back Pain in the Adolescent Athlete,
Jeffrey Heftler, MD

Spine Problems in the Adolescent Athlete,
Scott Simon, MD, MPH

Concussion Management and Prevention,
Patricia McDonough Ryan, PhD, ONS Foundation Concussion Management Consultant

ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization devoted to understanding the causes and optimal treatments of orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. The ONS Foundation, in alliance with Greenwich Hospital, strives to improve standards of excellence for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders through clinical research, physician and patient education, and community outreach programs. The Foundation is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT.

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