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Sports Health Symposium

Sports Health Symposium

Training The Adolescent Athlete

Thursday, July 14, 2022
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fee: $50 with AOSSM Annual Meeting registration; $85 symposium attendance only

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Ed Wojtys MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Editor-in-Chief, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Join AOSSM, the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as we host a workshop dedicated to the collaborative approach to athlete care. Orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and primary care allied health professionals will discuss the issues that surround caring for young athletes and provide a compendium of the state of the science, as it relates to the monitoring, management, and training of young athletes. Sport specialization, athlete development, and current guidelines will be covered. Don’t miss your chance to ask the experts how they care for this special population!

You may register for only the Sports Health Symposium or add onto your AOSSM Annual Meeting registration and attend both!

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Merge the concepts of child and adolescent development with the demands and benefits of athletic training and conditioning.
  2. Understand the nuances around gender and periods of rapid growth in children and adolescents.
  3. Consider the factors and implications around sports specialization during this age range.
  4. Review injury prevention for this specific age range.


1:00 pm – 1:10 pmWelcome
Ed Wojtys MD
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm

Pubertal Growth Spurt: What Changes in Boys and Girls
Mark Riederer, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1:30 pm – 1:50 pmTraining Neuromuscular Control and Strength in Children

Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, FAPTA
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Training Considerations for the Skeletally Immature Athlete
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2:10 pm – 2:30 pmChronological Age vs. Biological Maturation

Mark Riederer, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2:30 pm – 2:50 pmStrength Training for Adolescents

Michael J. Axe, MD
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2:50 pm – 3:05 pmQuestions and Answers
3:05 pm – 3:25 pmBreak
3:25 pm – 3:45 pmThe Role of Sleep in Health and Performance

Matthew Baird, MD

University of South Carolina, Greenville, SC

3:45 pm – 4:05 pmEarly Sport Specialization: What’s the Problem?

Gregory D. Myer, PhD, CSCS
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

4:05 pm – 4:25 pmMonitoring the Training Response in Adolescents

Tim Gabbett, PhD
Gabbett Performance Solutions, Brisbane, Australia

4:25 pm – 4:45 pmInjury Prevention Training

Lindsay J. DiStefano, PhD, ATC
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Questions and Answers

Continuing Education Credits

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (BOC AP# P460) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.5 Category A hours / CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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