Medical Symposium Registration Open

Medical Symposium Registration Open

 USAR to Hold Sports Medicine Symposium in Vegas

USA Rugby is thrilled to announce the 2011 USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium on February 11, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  The Symposium will feature outstanding expert speakers that will deliver presentations on cutting-edge sports medicine and science relevant to all medical professionals who are currently or who aim to be involved in rugby.


Held in conjunction with a world leader in sports medicine, The Ohio State University, the Symposium will feature speakers from USA Rugby’s national team medical staff, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, team physicians from the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan.


“Player safety and health is always the most important thing and being up-to-speed on sports science is crucial to keeping players healthy and enjoying rugby.


“This event will be enormously beneficial to anyone who is involved in sports and medicine.  People on the cutting edge of sports medicine will be sharing their knowledge in a great city around the great event of USA Sevens,” said Symposium organizer and USA Rugby Director of Medical Services, Mike Keating.


A VIP cocktail party at Club Tabu’ UltraLounge at the MGM Grand will follow the Symposium.  Discount room rates at the MGM Grand are available upon registration. Attendees will receive 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  This course is NATA BOC approved for 6.25 CEUs.


To register for the Symposium, please visit:




Speaker (s)

Medical Concerns in the Female Rugby Player

Lisa Bartoli, DO - USA Rugby WNT Head Physician

Anti-Doping Update

Daniel Eichner, PhD - Science Director – U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

General Medical Emergencies in Rugby


Donald Lemay, DO, CAQSM –Ohio State University Sports Medicine

Thoracic and Abdominal Injuries

Hamish Kerr, MBChB, MSc – Albany Medical College

Spine Trauma

Michael Shen, MD – Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Concussion Update


Don Gerber, PsyD - Craig Hospital

Allen Weintraub, MD – Craig Hospital

Emergency Action Planning for Rugby Events


Tom Summanen, ATC – Outreach Team Leader Ohio State Sports Medicine

Medical/Legal Issues in Rugby

Bob Latham – USAR Board of Directors, Partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P

Biomechanical and Functional Scan


Maury Hayashida, DPT,

Physical Therapy

Kinesiology Taping


Kevin Jardine, DC, CSCS, ART, MedAcu – CMO - Spidertech

ACL Prevention – Myth or Reality


Tim Hewitt, PhD, PT – Ohio State Sports Medicine

Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction – Roundtable Discussion

Tom Caldwell, PT, ATC - Moderator


Christopher Kaeding, MD – Director - Ohio State Sports Medicine

Warren King, MD – Head Team Physician – Oakland Raiders

Pat McNair, MD - USA Rugby Team Physician

Bruce Miller, MD – Head Team Physician – University of Michigan

Current Concepts in Shoulder Instability – Roundtable Discussion

Alejandro Garibay, PT, ATC – Moderator


David Schneider, MD – USA Rugby Team Physician

David Chao, MD – Head Team Physician – San Diego Chargers

Tom Mick, MD Manhattan Orthopedics

Steve Levin, MD – USA Rugby Team Physician


Further Information:

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