Athletic trainers are invited to attend a Sports Medicine Conference featuring information on the latest advancements in the prevention and treatment of common injuries in young athletes.

The conference, hosted by the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), will take place Saturday, April 14, from 9 am to 3 pm at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

“Young athletes present unique challenges to athletic trainers due to the repetitive and high strain they put on their bodies during what is often a year-round schedule of sporting activities,” says Richard Bowen, MD, director of the Center for Sports Medicine at OIC, in a media release from OIC.

“This conference has been specially designed to provide certified athletic trainers with the knowledge needed to properly identify unique pathologies in youth athletes. By the end of the day, participants will have an increased understanding of the various treatment methods for pediatric sports injuries.”

Conducted by a faculty comprised of physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to sports injuries, topics to be covered at the conference include updated treatment techniques for concussions, hip pathologies, ACL grafts, training-related injuries, back pain in athletes, sports nutrition and injury recovery. Breakout session labs will include those focused on shoulder dysfunction, kinesiology taping and core strengthening beyond sit-ups and planks, the release continues.

Certified athletic trainers who attend the conference will receive five Category A CEUs for attending.

Registration is $35 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. The deadline to register is April 9.

For more information, contact Summer Runestad or call 213-910-3526.

[Source(s): Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Business Wire]