42nd Annual University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Symposium

Middleton, WI US
April 25, 2019 to April 26, 2019


The purpose of this symposium is to provide the latest information on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of athletic related medical conditions and musculoskeletal injuries. Its content is based on comments from past participants as well as faculty and clinical staff’s perception of current trends and issues in sports medicine.  The conference will focus on practical and clinically relevant information for participants to use in their daily practice.


$395 Physicians

$295 Residents, Fellows, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Others


This continuing education activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, and patient care and procedural skills, in addition to the interprofessional competencies of roles/responsibilities, and teams and teamwork.


University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership

Target Audience

Team physicians, primary care physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals who provide care for athletic and active populations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the symposium, participants will:

  • Develop skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common sports and orthopedic injuries in active populations.
  • Identify age specific differential diagnoses for musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Apply management guidelines for athletes who have sustained an advanced knee cartilage injury.
  • Summarize current research on the evaluation of head injuries and return to sport following concussion.
  • Recognize appropriate radiological and surgical techniques for managing common injuries to the shoulder and elbow.
  • Analyze means to evaluate, diagnose, and treat common injuries in the older athlete.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.75 BOC Category A CEUs
  • 11.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2019 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
04/26/2019 - 12:30pm

Thursday, April 25

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM   Registration Desk Open

8:25 8:30 AM   Welcome

8:30 – 10:45 AM  SESSION 1:  The Hip

Athletic Pubalgia, David Bernhardt, MD

When It's Not Just FAI, Melissa Fischer, PT

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck:  Which Exercises Best Activate the Gluteus Medius and Maximus Muscles, Alyson Kelsey, LAT; Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT

10:45 – 11:00 AM  Break

11:00 AM – 12:20 PM SESSION 2:  Concussions - Part I

Management of Head Injury in Contact Sport - Complicated Cases, Michael Moll, LAT

The Availability of Athletic Trainers in Secondary Schools:  Implications for the Recognition and Management of Sport-Related Concussions, Tim McGuine, PhD, LAT

Concussion Rehab - An Overview, Gary Diny, PT

Panel Questions

12:20 – 1:20 PM Lunch

1:20 – 2:35 PM SESSION 3:  Concussions - Part II

Should Tackle Football Be Banned?  Perspectives from a Sports Medicine Physician and a Medical Ethicist, Norm Fost, MD, MPH; Greg Landry, MD; Matt Brown, MD

Panel Questions

2:35 – 2:45 PM Break

2:45 – 5:00 PM SESSION 4:  Shari Khaja Dorresteijn Lecture

Achilles Tendinopathy:  Management from Injury to Return to Sport, Karin Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC

Special Considerations for Care of the Master Athlete, John Wilson, MD

Helping the Athlete Move Through Chronic Pain, Joe Tupta, PT

Panel Questions

5:00 PM Adjourn for the day

Friday, April 26

7:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Registration Desk Open

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast

7:25 7:30 AM  Welcome

7:30 – 8:00 AM  Rehab Considerations for the Tactical Athlete, Mike VanVeghel, LAT; Brian Bradley, PT

8:00 – 8:20 AM  Quadriceps Rate of Activation, Peak Torque, and Rate of Torque Development Deficits in Division 1 Collegiate Athletes s/p ACL Reconstruction, Keith Knurr, PT

8:20 – 10:00 AM SESSION 5:  Advanced Knee Cartilage Management

Meniscus Root Pathology:  A Not-So-Silent Epidemic, Brian Walczak, DO, ATC, PT

Treatment of OCD in the Knee, Pam Lang, MD

Biologics for Articular Cartilage Lesions, Tammy Scerpella, MD

Conservative Management Options for the Arthritic Knee, John Fowler, LAT

Panel Questions

10:00 – 10:20 AM  Break

10:20 AM – 12:15 PM SESSION 6:  The Upper Extremity

Shoulder Anatomy – A Cadaver Dissection, Craig Akoh, MD

Rehab Considerations for the Laterjet Procedure, John Kipp, PT

The Failed Rotator Cuff, John Orwin, MD

Operative Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries:  Repair vs. Reconstruction, Brian Grogan, MD

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the Shoulder and Elbow:  A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach, Kenneth Lee, MD

Panel Questions

12:15 – 12:30 PM  Assessment and Closing Comments


Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Dr
Middleton, WI 53562
United States


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Madison Marriott West. A special rate of $140, plus tax, is available at the Madison Marriott West for this conference.  Call (608) 831-2000 or (888) 745-2032.  Be sure to mention the seminar name and “Sports Medicine” to receive the special room rate.  NOTE: The special room rate will be available until 3/27/19, or until the block of rooms is sold out, after which the rooms will be released to the public at the regular rate.

Symposium Faculty

Guest Faculty

Karin Gravare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware

University of Wisconsin Faculty

Craig Akoh, MD, Sports Medicine Surgical Fellow, University of WisconsinMadison ‡

David Bernhardt, MD, Professor, Departments of General Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine; Head Medical Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams *‡

Brian Bradley, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC, Cert MDT, Physical Therapist ‡

Matthew Brown, MD, DPT, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow, University of WisconsinMadison ‡

Kathleen Carr, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletics *‡

Liz Chumanov, DPT, PhD, Physical Therapist ‡

Gary Diny, PT, CSCS, Physical Therapist ‡

Melissa Fischer, DPT, Physical Therapist ‡

Norm Fost, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of WisconsinMadison

John Fowler, MS, LAT, Licensed Athletic Trainer ‡

Brian Grogan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine ‡

Doug Grovergrys, MPT, LAT, SCS, CSCS, Physical Therapist *‡

Alyson Kelsey, MEd, LAT, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Wisconsin Athletics

John Kipp, DPT, Physical Therapy Resident ‡

David Knight, MA, LAT, USAW, TPI-MP3J2,  Licensed Athletic Trainer; Sports Performance Program Manager *‡

Keith Knurr, DPT, Physical Therapy Resident ‡

Maria Kostichka, MS, LAT, Licensed Athletic Trainer *‡

Ken Krogman, MPT, LAT, Physical Therapist, Coordinator of Sports Medicine Education *‡

Greg Landry, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Pam Lang, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics ‡

Ken Lee, MD, Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ‡

Tim McGuine, PhD, ATC, Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ‡

Michael Moll, MEd, LAT, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, University of WisconsinMadison

John Orwin, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams *‡

Tamara Scerpella, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; Chief, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams; Ballantine Professor of Orthopedic Research ‡

Marc Sherry, PT, DPT, LAT, CSCS, PES, Manager of Sports Rehabilitation at The American Center *‡

Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, MPT, ATC, DSc, SCS, Associate Professor, University of WisconsinMadison; Staff Physical Therapist, University of Wisconsin Athletics

Joe Tupta, PT, OCS, Physical Therapist ‡

Michael VanVeghel, LAT, Licensed Athletic Trainer ‡

Brian Walczak, DO, ATC, PT, Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams ‡

John Wilson, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams ‡

* Planning Committee

UW Health Sports Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

Disclosures will be available prior to the start of the conference.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Academy of Family Physicians

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Determination of credit is pending.  Please contact Cathy Means at cathy.means@wisc.edu for further information.


Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

An application for credit is pending with the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.  Please contact Cathy Means at cathy.means@wisc.edu for further information. 


Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.175 continuing education units (CEUs) or 11.75 hours. 

Board of Certification, Inc.

University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine (BOC AP# P451) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 11.75 EBP Category hours/CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Available Credit

  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.75 BOC Category A CEUs
  • 11.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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