This May 15th the Canadian Academy for Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) will host the Pediatric Sport Medicine Conference at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario.
The one day clinical course kicks off with a keynote address from Dr Laura Purcell on Keeping Children Safe in Sport, and will then focus on Orthopedic Issues in Pediatric Sport Medicine in the first session followed by a Joint Specific session: The Knee Bone’s Connected to the Thigh Bone. In the afternoon, participants will rotate among three workshops: taping, knee and shoulder.
Targeted at residents, physicians and allied health professionals, this course is designed as an introduction to pediatric sport medicine, and will cover many aspects of caring for youth athletes and active pediatric patients. The lectures and workshops will provide participants with the clinical expertise to manage the medical needs of pediatric athletes, and more specifically:
- Understand the unique aspects of pediatric aged athletes, including factors influencing treatment, return to play and injury prevention.
- Become more familiar and comfortable with recognizing and managing common injuries in the growing athlete
- Improve musculoskeletal physical exam skills