10th Annual Sports Medicine Update

Friday & Saturday, March 24-25, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chesterfield, MO
Presented By: Washington University Orthopedics



* Online Syllabus will be available at the time of the course
link: wustl.box.com/v/sportsmed

Friday, March 24

7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

Introduction - Mark E. Halstead, MD

Session 1: Concussion Hot Topics
8:05 Early Age Exposure to Football and Later Life Outcomes
Gary Solomon, PhD, FACPN

Concussion Prevention: Has Nature Already Provided a Solution?
Gregory Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS


Keynote Lecture: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Sports
Gary Solomon, PhD, FACPN

9:45 Concussion Update 2017 - Mark E. Halstead, MD
10:10 Questions & Answers
10:25 Break

Session 2: Medical Topics

10:55 Nutritional Disorders in Young Athletes - Terra Blatnik, MD
11:20 Keynote Lecture:  When to Initiate Integrative Neuromuscular Training to Reduce Sports-Related Injuries in Youth?
Gregory Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS
11:50 Questions & Answers
12:00 Lunch

Medical Breakout Session

1:00 Update on Cardiac Abnormalities Affecting Sports Participation
Jennifer Silva, MD
1:45 Eating Disorders in Athletes - Sarah Garwood, MD
2:30 Questions and Answers

Physical Therapy Breakout Session

1:00 Current Clinical Outcomes measures for ACL rehabilitation
Paul Jenkins, MS, PT, OCS
1:45 Throwing Injuries of the Young Athlete: Biomechanical Assessment with Rehabilitation - David Piskulic, DPT, SCS, ATC
2:30 Question and Answers
2:45 Break

Session 3:  Sport Specific Injury Topics

3:15 Gymnastics - Terra Blatnik, MD
3:45 Soccer - Jeffrey Nepple, MD
4:15 Cross Country/Track  - Mark E. Halstead, MD
4:45 Questions & Answers
5:00 Adjourn

Immediately following the conference on Friday, a tour and refreshments will be provided at the St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center.


Saturday, March 25

7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast 

Introduction - Mark E. Halstead, MD

Session 4: Exercise Medicine

Citius, Altius, Fortius: Beneficial effects of resistance training for young athletes - Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA

8:40 Sleep: A Student-Athlete’s Best Friend - Mark E. Halstead, MD
9:05 Keynote Lecture: Exercise deficit disorder in kids: Are we ready to make the diagnosis? - Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA
9:45 Questions and Answers
10:00 Break

Session 5: Sports Medicine Potpourri

10:30 Imaging common sports injuries in children - Eric Eutsler, MD
11:00 Common Eye Injuries in Sports - Nicholas J. Silvestros, OD
11:30 Clavicle Fractures: To Fix or Not to Fix - Jeffrey Nepple, MD
12:00 Q&A
12:15 Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Guest Faculty

Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA
Professor, The College of New Jersey
Department of Health and Exercise Science

Gregory Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Director of Research and Human Performance Laboratory, Division of Sports Medicine

Gary Solomon, PhD, FACPN
Associate Professor, of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center

Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Speakers

Mark E. Halstead, MD, Course Chair
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedics
Director, Sports Concussion Clinic
Co-Director, Young Athlete Center

Terra Blatnik, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Sports Medicine

Eric Eutsler, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology

Sarah Garwood, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Paul Jenkins, MS, PT, OCS
Pediatric Sports Physical Therapist, St Louis Children’s Hospital
Coordinator, Young Athlete Center

Jeffrey Nepple, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Co-Director, Young Athlete Center

David Piskulic, DPT, SCS, ATC
Pediatric Sports Physical Therapy, St Louis Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Silva, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology

Nicholas J. Silvestros, OD
Instructor in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Kim Cordia RN,BSN,ONC, Planning Committee
CSCC Pediatric Nurse Manager



This live CME activity is designed for primary care providers and health care professionals interested in sports medicine topics. This conference, led by faculty of the Young Athlete Center, is intended to present cutting edge information on various medical and orthopedic sports medicine topics to help guide the assessment and treatment of pediatric and adolescent athletes. 


The intended result of this live activity is increased knowledge, competence, and performance in the delivery of sports medicine to pediatric and adolescent athletes. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to :

  1. Discuss chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the implications of playing contact sports to long term outcomes of young athletes who have sustained concussions.
  2. Describe the role of sleep and its effect on athletic performance and injury risk in student athletes.
  3. Discuss the role of strength training in youth and explain the concept of exercise deficit disorder.

CME Provided By

This live activity is being provided by Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education.


In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to 10.5 ANCC contact hours.

Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (BOC AP# P3654) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 10.75 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Physical Therapists licensed in the state of Missouri. . .The Missouri Board of Healing Arts allows AMA credits to fulfill the continuing education requirement for PT’s. See the link below [page 15, 20 CSR 2150-3.203 (5)] for further information.


It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made in activity handout materials.

Exhibitors & Acknowledgements

Gold Level

PEAK Sport and Spine

Silver Level

Horizon Pharma

Bronze Level

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy
Athletico Physical Therapy
Midwest Medical Resources/DJO
SSM Select Physical Therapy


Hotel & Travel

Conference Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Chesterfield
16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 532-5000
Since meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate to everyone's appeal, bringing a jacket or sweater is recommended. Complimentary parking is available.

Hotel Accommodations

A special rate of $119 /night (plus tax) for a single room/double occupancy has been reserved. Please be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the Washington University Orthopedics Sports Medicine conference to receive the special rate. After 3/10/17, the room rate will be honored based on room availability.
Reserve online
Reserve by phone:
 (636) 532-5000 

Please Note

Washington University is not responsible for airline or hotel reservations. Please confirm registration acceptance prior to purchase of nonrefundable or penalty airline tickets.

Special Needs

The Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of this meeting is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to submit written requests at least one month prior to seminar date.

For Further Seminar Information

Continuing Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine CME@wustl.edu | (314) 362-6891 or (800) 325-9862 | Fax: (314) 362-1087


Register online

Registration Type Fees
Physician $195
Allied Health Professional WITH Credit (RN, NP, PA, PT, PTA, DC) $195
Allied Health Professional with NO Credit (RN, NP, PA, PT, PTA, DC) $125
Athletic Trainer with BOC Credit $125
Fellow/Resident with NO Credit.
*Rate requires verification from Program Director

* Online Syllabus will be available the time of the course
link: wustl.box.com/v/sportsmed

Your full payment in advance completes your registration and ensures your enrollment in the course. Fee includes enrollment, educational materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

Industry professionals and representatives MUST contact CME to register for this course. (E.g. employees of pharmaceutical, device companies.) 314-362-6893.


Seminar registration fee less $25 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation is received in writing by March 10, 2017. Fees are nontransferable.

Minimum and maximum enrollments have been established.