18th Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

18th Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

Tackling Football Injuries

June 5 2015 - June 6 2015

The conference will focus on injuries and popular medical issues associated with the sport of football. This conference is for coaches, athletic trainers, physicians and allied health professionals.


Robert Anderson, MD

OrthoCarolina, Carolina Panthers

Christopher Ashton, ATC

University of Minnesota

Joel Boyd, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minnesota Vikings

Matthew Butterfield, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Terri Chmielewski, PT, PhD, SCS

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Edward Craig, MD, MPH

Hospital for Special Surgery

Charles Crutchfield III, MD

Crutchfield Dermatology

Gary Fetzer, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minnesota Vikings

Jeffrey Husband, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Nathan Jacobson, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Rob Johnson, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

John Kuhn, MD

Vanderbilt Orthopaedics

Ed Lochrie

University of Minnesota

Matthew Matava, MD

Washington University Orthopaedics, St. Louis Rams

Carly Mattson, PT

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Patrick McKenzie, MD

WI Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Green Bay Packers

Anne Moore, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Nicolette Myers, MD

Park Nicollet Health Services

Bradley Nelson, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Ken Pauly

Benilde-St. Margaret's

Fernando Pena, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Margot Putukian, MD

Princeton University

Peter Stiles, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Diane Tran, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Jordi Vega, MD

Hospital Quiron Barcelona (Spain)

John Wood

Mortenson Construction

Continuing Education Credit


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Minnesota and TRIA Orthopaedic Center. The University of Minnesota is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits as well as BOC credit for athletic trainers.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

In order to receive credit, participants must attend at least one full session and submit a verification form and evaluation form before leaving. Participants can only claim the hours they were actually in attendance for CME credit. Statements of credit will be emailed within 6-8 weeks following the program.


Acknowledgement of Support

TRIA would like to extend our thanks to our industry supporters for the 2014 17th annual conference:

Competitive Edge Medical
Conmed Linvatec
DePuy Mitek Sports Medicine
DJO Global
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Injectables
Sanofi Biosurgery – Genzyme
Smith & Nephew
Zimmer Davis

Friday, June 5, 2015

6:45 – Registration, Breakfast, & Vendors

7:30 – Welcome

7:40 – SESSION 1: Foot & Ankle Injuries

Topics: High Ankle Sprains; Achilles Tears & Return to Sport; Microinstability; Turf Toe & Forefoot Injuries

Speakers: Robert Anderson, MD; Fernando Peña, MD; Jordi Vega, MD

8:55 – SESSION 2: Knee

Topics: ACL Reconstruction: Decisions in the Competitive Athlete; ACL Rehabilitation; Revision ACL; MCL & Other Ligament Injuries

Speakers: Matthew Matava, MD; Terri Chmielewski, PT, PhD, SCS; Patrick McKenzie, MD

10:10 – Break & Vendors

10:30 – SESSION 3: Muscle/Tendon

Topics: Use of PRP, Stem Cell & Autologous Injections; Managing the Pain; Hamstring & Quad Injuries; Rehab of Hamstring Injuries

Speakers: Rob Johnson, MD; Peter Stiles, MD; Patrick McKenzie, MD; Timothy Tyler, MS, PT, ATC

11:50 – SESSION 4: Hand/Wrist/Elbow

Topics: Hand Fractures; Wrist Injuries

Speakers:  Thomas Varecka, MD; Jeffrey Husband, MD

12:35 – Vendors & Lunch

12:55 – Keynote

Speaker: John Wood – Sr. VP, Mortenson Construction

13:35 – SESSION 5: Shoulder

Topics: Anterior Instability with Bone Loss; AC Joint Injuries; Posterior Shoulder Instability; Pec Ruptures

Speakers: John (Jed) Kuhn, MD; Ed Craig, MD, MPH; Bradley Nelson, MD

14:55 – Break & Vendors

15:15 – SESSION 6: Primary Care

Topics: Mono & Viral Illnesses; Dermatology Concerns in Football Players; Top Performance in Players with Reactive Airway Disease

Speakers: Margot Putukian, MD; Charles Crutchfield III, MD; Nicolette Myers, MD

16:20 – SESSION 7: On-field Management

Topics: Being Prepared; Worst Thing I’ve Seen (Panel)

Speakers: Patrick McKenzie, MD; Margot Putukian, MD; Ed Lochrie; Joel Boyd, MD; Matthew Matava, MD; Robert Anderson, MD

17:15 – Social Reception & Vendors


Saturday, June 6, 2015

7:30 – Registration, Breakfast, Vendors & Welcome

8:00 – SESSION 8: Fellows Research

Topic: Research Presentations

Speakers: Nathan Jacobson, MD; Diane Tran, MD; Matthew Butterfield, MD

8:45 – Break

8:55 – Key Note

Topic: Responding to the Unthinkable

Speaker: Ken Pauly

9:15 – SESSION 9: Concussion

Topic: Concussion – Fact vs. Fiction; Concussion Assessment and Vestibular Exam

Speakers: Margot Putukian, MD; Carly Mattson, PT

10:30 – Break

10:40 – SESSION 10: Injury Management for the Sideline Athletic Trainer

Topics: Padding/Splinting; Joint Reduction for the Athletic Trainer

Speakers: Christopher Ashton, ATC; Gary Fetzer, MD


Includes detailed speaker & schedule information (PDF) Download

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

This year we will be accepting registrations via a new online system. To register, click on 2015 TRIA Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference in the form above to begin the registration process.

Why do I need to create an account to register?

By creating an account, we will be able to track your attendance at all TRIA sponsored courses. Please note when creating your account, the email address provided during registration will be used for future log-ins.

What happens if I forget my log-in information?

A forgotten password can be reset within the registration system with the email address that was provided. Please select “Click here for lost password” on the cart log-in page. If you have forgotten the account email address, please contact the TRIA Institute.

What is your refund policy?

Full refunds will be issued for all cancellations received 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Half of the registration fee will be refunded for all cancellations received 7 to 13 days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 6 days of the course.

Please allow up to six weeks for delivery of credit card refunds and 90 days for delivery of check refunds. Our preferred method of delivering refunds is by credit card.


The fee for an exhibit table in the designated display area at the Hilton Hotel will be $1500.00. This area will be open to attendees on June 5 beginning at 6:45am. There will also be a reception immediately following the course on Friday evening. A signed Exhibitor Agreement will be required from all companies who arrange for a display table.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), there must be a separation of education and promotion within any educational activity that bears AMA Physicians Recognition Award (PRA) category 1 credit. Also, exhibits must not interfere – or in any way compete with – the learning experience. For those portions of the course eligible for CME credit, the faculty will be in the role of leading the class presentations with an emphasis on medical procedures, approaches, and techniques.

Educational Grants

The ACCME guidelines and Standards for Commercial Support will be applied to all matters related to the course design, development, and delivery. A signed Letter of Agreement (LOA) is required for all companies who elect to provide an educational grant to the course. The LOA spells out the necessary requirements for purposes of accreditation.

If you have any questions about the opportunities outlined or wish to exhibit at the conference, please contact Ben Boerger at (952) 806-5362 or benjamin.boerger@tria.com


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