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Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concepts – SOLD OUT

November 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018


Course Description

This live activity is designed to identify areas of concern or controversy in the management of baseball athletes in a team sport setting through didactic presentations and case based scenarios. Key issues, along with up-to-date and practice solutions, will be addressed. Time has been built into the agenda for questions and answers.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for any physician, athletic trainer, occupational therapist, strength and conditioning expert, or coach concerned with the management or prevention of injuries to the baseball athlete.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze epidemiological trends in baseball injuries for professional, collegiate and youth baseball players
  • Integrate prevention strategies with their health care team(s) to improve musculoskeletal and medical health for baseball players
  • Assess and apply surgical and non-surgical treatment recommendations and rehabilitation protocols for the management of essential musculoskeletal and medical conditions in baseball




Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
Head Team Physician New, York City Football Club
Chief, Sports Medicine Service
Co-Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow, and
Sports Medicine
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports
Medicine, Biomechanics Research
Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Anthony Romeo, MD
Chief of Orthopaedics
Rothman Institute
New York, NY



David Altchek, MD
Medical Director
New York Mets
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Co-Chief Emeritus in the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Peter N. Chalmers, MD
Team Physician
Salt Lake Bees, Minor League
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Joseph Ciccone, PT, DPT
Associate Director
Columbia Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
The Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Rothman Institute
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Head Team Physician, Philadelphia Phillies
Saint Joseph's University
Philapelphia, PA

David Colvin, DPT
Physical Therapist, Player Development
New York Yankees
New York, NY

Steve Donohue, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
New York Yankees
New York, NY

Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist
Andrews Sports Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Lee D. Kaplan, MD
Chief of UHealth Sports Medicine Division
Professor of Orthopaedics
Medical Director & Team Physician
Miami Marlins
Miami, FL

T. Sean Lynch, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Attending Physician
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Team Physician, Fordham University Athletics
New York, NY

Thomas Noonan, MD
Head Team Physician
Colorado Rockies
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Colorado
Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Denver, CO

George Paletta, Jr., MD
Head Team Surgeon
St. Louis Cardinals
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Center of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Hollis Potter, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging
The Coleman Chair, MRI Research
Professor of Radiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Melvin Rosenwasser, MD
Robert E. Carroll Professor of Hand Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Attending Physician
Director, Trauma Training Center
Director, Hand Fellowship
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Mark Schickendantz, MD
Head Team Physician
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Cleveland, OH

Michael Schuk, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
New York Yankees
New York, NY

Steven S. Shin, MD
Hand Consultant
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels
Director of Hand Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute
Los Angeles, CA

David Whiteside, PhD
Principal Sport Scientist
New York Yankees
New York, NY

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT
Associate Clinical Director
Champion Sports Medicine
Director, Rehabilitative Research
Birmingham, AL

Adrian J. Yenchak, PT, DPT, CSCS
Director of Sports Therapy
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia Medical Center
Instructor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Mark P. Zoland, MD, FACS
General and Laparscopic Surgeons
New York, NY

Keynote Speaker

Hiroyuki Sugaya, MD, is a world-renowned shoulder & elbow surgeon and researcher. Currently serving as chairman, Sports Medicine & Joint Center in Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital, in Japan. He also serves as a clinical professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University, visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University in Tokyo, and Department of Anatomy, University of Hawaii in Honolulu, USA. As academic society activities, he serves a chair of International Committee both in Japan Shoulder Society and Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Also, he is a corresponding member of the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons. His clinical interests relate to treatment for shoulder and elbow disorders in various ages of patients including Olympic level athletes and professionals. He has been an invited guest lecturer at numerous overseas shoulder courses and meetings and published around 70 English and 300 Japanese articles in these fields. In addition, he has been dedicated education for young surgeons worldwide accepting many visitors and fellows from all over the world.


PHYSICIANS: The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) (BOC AP# P3115) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: This course has been deemed approved by the New York State Education Department for Occupational Therapy for CE credit for Occupational Therapists. This program is eligible for a maximum of 15 CE Hours.

Supported By

Special thanks to this year’s companies for their support. Click here to download the Exhibitor Prospectus. For information on supporting the course this year with an educational grant or exhibit, please contact Genevieve Moreno or call (813) 877-8096.


Rothman Orthopaedics


Smith & Nephew


Arthrex, Inc

Buxton BioMedical, Inc


Game Ready

NYU Langone Health – Orthopedic Center

Course Location & Accommodations

New York Marriott Marquis

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1535 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036
Reservations: (212) 398-1900

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the New York Marriott Marquis at the rate of $329.00 per night plus taxes and hotel fees. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, October 24, 2018. You can reserve yours stay online by clicking on the following link:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/mlbcourseprogram2018

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 4115 W Spruce St, Tampa FL 33607 or call 813-877-8096 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Events, activities and facilities of Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status as provided by the law and in accordance with FORE’s respect for personal dignity.


November 15, 2018
November 16, 2018


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036 United States
(212) 398-1900
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