US Lacrosse, in partnership with MedStar Sports Medicine, is hosting its fourth Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center with the goal of providing comprehensive information on men’s and women’s lacrosse-specific sports injuries and prevention.

The event is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities, including physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, allied health personnel, coaches, administrators and students. Online registration is available at
www.uslacrosse.org/events/sports-medicine-symposium, with fees ranging from $50-$150, based on participant category.

The event will feature both presentations and panel discussions, with a faculty of nearly 30 health and medical experts. Among the topics to be presented are:

  • Commotio Cordis and AEDs
  • Women’s Headgear
  • Technology, Sensors and Digital Electronics
  • ACL Injuries and Prevention Strategies
  • Athlete Development Model
  • Concussion Panel
  • The Legal/Medical Relationship with ATCs
  • Epidemiology at Every Level
  • Review of New Research

"This will be the most comprehensive and in-depth sports medicine event that we have ever hosted and features a deep line-up of speakers and experts," said Bruce Griffin, director of the Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse. "We're extremely fortunate that so many well-respected medical and safety experts have agreed to share their expertise, and we're certain that the information will be beneficial to all attendees."

The Sports Medicine Symposium is being hosted in conjunction with the 2017 US Lacrosse Convention, which will also be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, January 20-22. While registration for each event is independent, those attendees registering for the convention may add a symposium registration for just $35.

In addition to admittance, symposium registration includes a box lunch and light refreshments throughout the event for all attendees.

The US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium is being planned in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Union Memorial Hospital and US Lacrosse. Details regarding continuing medical education for physicians as well as ATC and PT credit for this course will be announced soon.

For more information about symposium registration, schedule and faculty, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/events/sports-medicine-symposium.