The University of Florida’s Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute is hosting a Running Medicine Conference from Feb. 19-20. The conference will focus on running medicine and its many facets.
Running events have doubled in the last 10 years, with almost 20 million Americans crossing finish lines annually. Therefore, physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurse practitioners, orthopaedic nurses, and other health professionals need to be up-to-date about running medicine.
Their interest in sports medicine will be magnified as they participate in presentations on diagnosis, treatment, research, education and prevention of athletic injuries. In addition to presentations, conference attendees will be able to network with colleagues and participate in breakout sessions.
At the end of the conference, participants will be able to discuss proper gait mechanics related to running, discuss how skeletal maturity and age influence running medical issues and discuss common foot and ankle injuries in runners. These objectives will assist them in their practices and in dealing with the many runners who become injured.
The Running Medicine Conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida. Reservations for discounted accommodations at this hotel are available for participants.
For more information, visit the Continuing Medical Education program’s website.