Conferences and Lectures

Fellows say our conferences are thought-provoking gatherings that expand their knowledge and complement their hands-on training.

As a fellow in our program, you can expect to attend meetings that help you build critical evaluation skills and learn information that’s invaluable to developing your expertise in sports medicine.

Sports Medicine Conferences

Our weekly morning lectures systematically familiarize you with a large body of knowledge that’s essential to your practice. The conferences have focused on a wide range of topics, including:

  • sports injuries of the ankle
  • blunt abdominal trauma
  • eye injuries
  • facial and dental injuries
  • pediatric sports lower and upper extremity
  • injury prevention
  • sports injuries of the foot and toes
  • muscle strains
  • heat related illness
  • mild traumatic brain injury
  • sideline catastrophic injury planning
  • thoracolumbar spine athletic problems 
  • sports nutrition and supplements
  • dermatologic problems in athletes

Our lectures are given by nationally and internationally recognized guest speakers as well as attending physicians and fellows. Trainees in our program have found that interacting with such a variety of professionals and experts gives them the added benefit of a rich networking experience.

Ralph and Mary Wilson Visiting Professor Lectures

You can attend our quarterly Ralph and Mary Wilson Visiting Professor Lectures, which attract some of the world’s most renowned orthopaedics experts to speak in a grand rounds format. These lectures will expose you to the work of other musculoskeletal centers and introduce you to key concepts and developing ideas about delivering orthopaedic care.

Journal Club

You can develop your literature review skills in our sports medicine journal club. These monthly meetings provide discussion on everything from gleno-humeral instability to sports hip to the patellofemoral joint.

You’ll select several current journal articles and review them, and we’ll encourage you to guide the discussion, evaluate the topics and critically review how the findings may impact your practice.

Our journal club meetings are conducted by fellows and are well attended by orthopaedic residents and sports medicine attending physicians — giving you ample opportunities to exchange ideas with a diverse group of physicians and benefit from their feedback.

Because many of our physicians are editorial board members and regular reviewers for major sports medicine journals, you may have opportunities to review articles prior to publication.

National Meetings

We encourage our incoming trainees to attend an annual fellows course held by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) during the last weekend in July. Our department fully funds the course, enabling you to jump-start your sports medicine training without worrying about the cost.

Additionally, we’ll provide you with a stipend of $2,000 to attend a national sports medicine meeting or conference. These meetings expose you to new ideas and information, and they are also important opportunities to network with physicians around the country. 

Most of our fellows have traveled to the AOSSM’s annual meeting, and we encourage you, too, to attend.

Full Conference Schedule