First Ever US Leaders in Performance Conference Held in Manhattan, New York, Hosted by Aspatar Hospital, and the Government of Qatar

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Dr. Jace Provo, of Sports & Orthopedic Center, Speaks at International Leaders in Performance Seminar in Manhattan, Focusing on an Inter-League Cooperation on Developing Policies and Procedures for a State-Of-The-Art Concussion Program.

Dr. Jace Provo and Dr. Manish Gupta

Our responsibility is to take this information and move forward to extend our knowledge to youth sports around the world.

Aspatar Hospital, an internationally known orthopedics and sports medicine specialty hospital located in Qatar, and the government of Qatar hosted the first ever US Leaders in Performance conference in Manhattan, New York on June 4 and 5th. Held at the Bloomberg News world headquarters in midtown Manhattan, the invitation-only event included over 300 audience members representing thought leaders in sports performance, health and safety. Among the speakers for this event were John Mara, owner of the New York Giants football club, Peter Grauer, CEO of Bloomberg, Shahid Khan, Owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Lieut. Gen. John Whisller, Deputy Commandant of the United States Marine Corps And the medical directors of Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Football League, National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. Representing the NBA was Dr. Jace Provo, Senior Vice President & Chief of Medical Affairs and Sports Medicine practitioner at Sports & Orthopedic Center.

The panel discussion focused on the topic of inter-league cooperation on developing policies and procedures for a state-of-the-art concussion program. Dr. Provo was one of the original thought leaders in the development of the NBA concussion protocol.

"When developing something as complicated and important as a concussion policy, nothing occurs in a vacuum. We had many discussions with key people in the other major sports leagues to determine the best way to protect the health and careers of our players." States Dr. Provo. "Meeting such as this gives us the opportunity to sit down and discuss with her colleagues from other sports how we can best serve the interests as thought leaders and pioneers. Our responsibility is now take this information and move forward to extend our knowledge to youth sports around the world."

Dr. Provo took a late night flight back from Manhattan on Tuesday to be ready to see Sports & Orthopedic Center patients on Wednesday. In addition to his busy schedule, he will also be covering the NBA Finals starting on Thursday when the Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in game one.

About Dr. Jace Provo:

Dr. Provo specializes in the latest cutting-edge Orthobiologic Therapy treatments for orthopedic injuries and is an expert in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. He is a nationally recognized leader in Sports Medicine and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has worked for the NBA since 1992.

About Dr. Manish Gupta:

Dr. Gupta is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction. He is trained in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and Orthobiologic Therapy. He is also an Official Orthopedic Physician for Florida Atlantic University, the founder of the Youth Sports Doc Foundation, a Generation Next commentator, and is affiliated with several local hospitals and national professional associations.

About Sports & Orthopedic Center:

Sports and Orthopedic Center (SOC), located in Boca Raton, Margate and Coral Springs, specializes in cutting-edge orthopedic treatments to maximize your healing. Dr. Manish Gupta, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery (such as total hip and knee replacement) and Dr. Jace Provo, use the latest non-surgical orthopedics such as platelet rich plasma or PRP and diagnostic ultrasound as well as the most modern and advanced surgical options in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Our team works together to treat the complete athlete, from non-surgical, to surgical treatments, and rehabilitate the patient throughout recovery.

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