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2020 International Sports Medicine Conference

November 7-8, 2020

International Sports Medicine Conference

Please join UPMC for a two-day virtual conference where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with more than 25 sports medicine leaders from the U.S. and Europe. These highly regarded experts will share information on advanced techniques and latest research in the management of sports injuries, treatment approaches, rehabilitation, and return to play.

The event, which is free to all attendees, will be live streamed with question and answer sessions, instant chat, and online audience polls.

1 to 6 p.m. (Ireland)

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pittsburgh, U.S.)

Event Organizers and Presenters

Freddie H. Fu (UPMC), MD
David Silver professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Ireland Lead and Conference Convenor
Patrick Carton, MD, FRCS (Tr & Orth), FFSEM
Director of orthopaedic sports medicine for UPMC in Ireland and consultant orthopaedic surgeon
at UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford.

U.S. Lead
Volker Musahl (UPMC), MD
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.

Key topics to be covered:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Multi ligament treatment
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • FAI in competitive sport
  • Shoulder injuries and treatment options
  • Athletic groin and hamstring injuries
  • Individualized approach to sport concussion
  • Optimizing recovery
  • Advances in sports physiotherapy

UPMC faculty includes: 

  • Micky Collins, PhD, Concussion
  • Jeanne Doperak, DO, Sports Medicine
  • MaCalus Hogan, MD, MBA, Foot and Ankle
  • James Irrgang, PhD, PT, ATC, Rehabilitation Science
  • Anthony Kontos, PhD, Concussion
  • Bryson Lesniak, MD, Sports Medicine
  • Albert Lin, MD, Sports Medicine
  • Carola van Eck, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine

International faculty includes:

  • Pieter D’Hooghe, MD, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Aspetar, Doha
  • Per Hölmich, DMSc, Hip and Groin Specialist, Denmark
  • Stijn Indeherberge, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, Belgium
  • James Moore, MPhty, BSc (Hons) PGDip, MCSP, SRP HCPC, Consultant Physiotherapist, UK
  • Ulrike Muschaweck, MD, PhD, FACS, Munich Groin Clinic, Germany
  • Jordi Puigdellivol, MD, Hamstring Specialist, Barcelona Football Club, Spain
  • Ernest Schilders, MD, FRCS, FFSEM (UK), Groin and Adductor Specialist, Fortius Clinic, UK
  • Fabrizio Margheritini, MD, Knee Specialist, University of Rome Foro Italico”, Italy