Returning to Sports for Elite Youth Athletes

Aug 17, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (ET)


Please join us for another installment of our Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Virtual Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Orthopaedics and the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

This event, “Returning to Sports for Elite Youth Athletes,” will highlight the unique challenges facing high-level, youth athletes who sustain injuries and want to return to competition as soon — and as safely — as possible.

Physician speakers will address injuries noted during the rapid rise in sports participation after a prolonged time away from activity, due to COVID-19 or other factors. Speakers will provide guidance on rehabilitation, fitness, and a regimented return to peak performance. The discussion will focus on the elite athlete, however, the principles addressed will be applicable to recreational athletes as well.

This virtual event is offered free. Approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for this lecture is pending.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand new emerging data on knee injuries in skeletally immature athletes and develop a plan when athletes are cleared to return to play.
  2. Understand the common presenting symptoms of knee injuries in young athletes and the intricacies of returning to activity.
  3. Understand the anatomic, physiologic and behavioral differences that make sports injuries unique and varied in the pediatric population.



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ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for this lecture is pending. If approved, physicians can claim CME credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity for free.

Related specialties: orthopaedics, general pediatrics