Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Sports Medicine Educational Programs

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Sports Medicine and Performance offers educational programs on a variety of sports medicine topics for coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, team physicians, athletes who participate in high impact sports, and parents.

Philadelphia Sports and Education Expo

Dec 13-15, 2013, Philadelphia, PA

Join sports and orthopedic experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Sports and Education Expo, to be held Dec. 13-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Expo is open to healthcare professionals, school and regional coaches, athletic trainers and directors, as well as young athletes and their families.

The 3-day event will feature multiple workshops and demonstrations covering topics related to youth sports, including: sports injury prevention, nutrition, positive coaching, sports psychology, college planning, and health and wellness. The Expo will also feature interactive activities and an exhibit hall.

Three presentations will be given by CHOP orthopedic surgeons:

To Cut or Not to Cut: That is the Question – When Can Surgery Be Avoided?

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. — Lawrence Wells, MD, will describe the various injuries and diagnoses that are most typically seen in young athletes, and provide guidance about which injuries can be managed conservatively, without surgery, and which ones are likely to require operative intervention. 

Open Growth Plate Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete

Saturday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. — B. David Horn, MD, will describe what growth plates are; who gets growth plate injuries; what are the top causes of these injuries; when to see a doctor; and, how growth plate fractures are diagnosed and treated.

Is It an Emergency? Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries, where Should They be Seen, and How Soon?

Sunday, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m. — Theodore J. Ganley, MD, will describe the most common sports injuries that present to the Emergency Room, how urgent these injuries are, when to see a doctor, and in what setting these injuries should be seen.

Sports Medicine Journal Club

Jan. 14, 2014, Voorhees, NJ

CHOP's Center for Sports Medicine and Performance is hosting a Sports Medicine Journal Club for certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and physical therapists (PTs) practicing in New Jersey. The topic for the first event will be "Winter Sports Injuries in High School Athletes."

Lead by Theodore J. Ganley, MD, attending surgeon and director of Sports Medicine at CHOP, the club will meet regularly to critique new research articles and discuss how to apply them to clinical practice. 

The inaugural meeting will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the CHOP Specialty Care Center at Virtua, 200 Bowman Drive, Voorhees, NJ. (GPS: Use 100 Dutchtown Road, Voorhees).

The event is free and a light meal will be provided during the discussion. ATC and PT credits are available. Please RSVP by Jan. 7 to Kathy Abel, APNC, RN. Registered participants will be provided with a series of articles to review prior to the meeting. 

More information 

For more information about upcoming programs, please contact us at 215-590-6919.

Reviewed by: Center for Sports Medicine and Performance team
November 2013

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