Harvard CME | Sports Medicine 2020

The Comprehensive 2020 Sports Medicine Update

State-of-the-Art Approaches to the Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Prevention of Sports Injuries

In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the way we diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries incurred by elite athletes, weekend warriors, and patients with active lifestyles.

This CME program provides a special and timely opportunity to hear directly from world-renowned physician specialists (physiatrists, orthopedists, radiologists), team physicians and athletic trainers for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution and New England Patriots, and physical therapists on the cutting edge of rehabilitation about these changes, and how to incorporate them into practice to improve:

  • Treatment outcomes for acute and overuse injuries of the spine, knee, hip, foot, and ankle, along with upper extremity conditions of the shoulder, neck, elbow, hand, and wrist
  • The effectiveness and expediency of physical evaluations
  • Appropriate diagnostic imaging and interpretation
  • Rehabilitation and return to play
  • Utilization of physical therapists and athletic trainers
  • Non-surgical management of injuries
  • Decisions to refer patients for surgery
  • Multidisciplinary team-based treatment
  • Injury prevention
  • Treatment of special populations, including runners, cyclists, performing artists, athletes with physical disabilities, and those with prior concussion



Unique to this program is its immersive, fast-paced, 360-degree educational experience. You will learn about changes and advances in sports medicine from three critical, interrelated perspectives:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Orthopedics

Educational highlights include:

  • The most effective methods, both surgically and non-surgically, to manage injuries to tendons, joints, muscles, and ligaments in athletes vs. non-athletes
  • When and how to utilize cutting-edge regenerative sports medicine treatments
  • Updates for joint preservation treatment in the athlete
  • Advances in treating arthritis, including return to sport after arthroplasty
  • Updates in managing sports concussion and methods, including telehealth, to facilitate return to play
  • Practice recommendations to optimize care of the female athlete
  • Guidance for point-of-care ultrasound for evaluation and treatment of sports injuries in the clinic and on the sideline
  • New recommendations for identifying athletes at elevated risk for sudden cardiac death
  • Optimized approaches for interpreting images and making decisions about operative versus conservative management
  • Best practices for addressing anxiety and sleep problems in the athlete
  • Clinical strategies to account for age, gender, and patient conditions
  • Management of chronic tendon disorders and compartment syndrome
  • Optimizing pain management in the professional athlete on game day and beyond

The format is engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in sessions and workshops as well as one-on-one with the national and international experts who will be delivering the updates and education at this event.

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