US Lacrosse, in partnership with MedStar Sports Medicine, is hosting its fifth Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The one-day event will provide 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. The Symposium is scheduled to run from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Online registration is available at uslacrosse.org/events/sports-medicine-symposium. Registration fees range from $35-$125, based on participant category.

The Symposium will feature both individual presentations and panel discussions, with a faculty of approximately 25 experts. Among the topics to be presented are: 

• Scientific Advances in Sport-Related Concussion 
• Mental Health 
• Velocity Based Training 
• Emergency Management 
• Integrative Neuromuscular Training  
• Overtraining & Specialization 
• Review of New Research
 
“Our Symposium planning committee has worked very hard to assemble a great line-up of timely topics and notable speakers," said Bruce Griffin, director of the Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse. "We're extremely fortunate that so many well-respected subject-matter experts have agreed to serve as contributors at this year’s event, and we're certain that their informative presentations will be beneficial to all attendees.”

The Sports Medicine Symposium is being hosted in conjunction with the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention, which will also be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, January 11-13. 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 awaiting approval for continuing education credits for athletic trainers, physical therapists, and certified strength & conditioning specialists. Details regarding continuing education credit for this course will be posted on the event website as it becomes available.

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