SUNY Cortland’s aspiring athletic trainers, exercise scientists and medical professionals will learn from some of the best minds in their respective fields at the College’s Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, April 22.
The one-day conference will dive into current topics and medical issues that today’s athletes face such as concussions, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and other common injuries. The event features four expert presentations and includes a keynote talk by Dr. Jocelyn Wittstein, an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sport-related injuries.
“This symposium offers a unique experience that considers various current aspects of sports medicine for both professionals and students,” said Phil Buckenmeyer, associate professor and chair of the College’s Kinesiology Department. “We are most thankful to Dr. Bert Mandelbaum for his endowment that makes all of this possible.”
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and offers a discounted $10 registration fee in advance for students. Wittstein’s 1 p.m. keynote talk on ACL tears and shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete is free and open to the public.
The 2016 symposium’s highlights will include:
Support for SUNY Cortland’s Sports Medicine Symposium is provided by the College’s Athletic Training Program, its Kinesiology Department, the Dr. Bert R. Mandelbaum ’75 Sports Medicine Lecture Grant and a Campus Artist and Lecture Series Grant. A medical officer with U.S. Soccer and former team physician for the U.S. World Cup team, Mandelbaum went on to become a renowned orthopedic surgeon after graduating from SUNY Cortland.
For more information, contact Buckenmeyer.