During the BayCare Sports Medicine Conference, experts will discuss key topics that can impact athletes over age 40 from their fitness goals.

Titled “The Masters Athlete Staying Fit and Injury-Free Over 40,” the conference will take place on Saturday, August 22, from 8 am to 4:15 pm at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dawna Stone—a certified health coach, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author of The Healthy You Diet—will be the keynote speaker, according to a news release from BayCare Sports Medicine. She started Women’s Running magazine in 2004 and the Women’s Half Marathon series in 2009, both of which she sold in 2012.

As well as the keynote speech, experts from throughout the BayCare health system—including orthopedic surgeons, a cardiologist, a pulmonologist, and an exercise physiologist—will discuss health topics relevant to athletes over 40, the release continues. These topics will include how sleep affects athletic performance, the cardiovascular system, common ankle and foot injuries, knee resurfacing versus knee replacement, anterior versus posterior hip replacement, rotator cuff injuries, and how athletes over 40 can train smarter and recover better.

The conference is designed for athletic trainers, athletes, coaches, active adults, healthcare professionals, and nutritionists.

Physicians and physician assistants who attend can receive 6.75 continuing medical education credits. Per the release, credits are pending for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiologic techs, and athletic trainers.

No partial credit is available, and participants must attend the full conference to receive credits.

Registration for the conference is $40 for adults and $75 for physicians and health professionals seeking continuing education credits.

To register or for more information, visit sportsmedconference.org

[Source(s): BayCare Health System, PR Newswire]