19th Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

19th Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

Hockey Injuries: Breaking the Ice

February 5 2016 - February 6 2016

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


B.J. Anderson, MD

University of Minnesota

Justin Anderson, Psy. D., LP

University of Minnesota

Joshua Bloom, MD

CFPSM, Carolina Hurricanes

John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OCS

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Joel Boyd, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minnesota Wild

Abigail Hamilton, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

David Hamlar, MD, DDS

University of Minnesota

Jordan Leopold

Former Minnesota Wild player

Nick Mohtadi, MD

University of Calgary, Calgary Flames

Anne Moore, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Brad Nelson, MD

TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minnesota Wild

Brian Neri, MD

ProHEALTH Care Associates, New York Islanders

Mike Stuart, MD

Mayo Clinic, USA Hockey

John Theodoropoulos, MD

University of Toronto, Toronto Maple Leafs

Tim Tyler, MS, PT, ATC

Nicholas Institute

Ann Van Heest, MD

University of Minnesota

Wes Walz

East Ridge High School Boys Hockey Coach

Continuing Education Credit

American Medical Association/Physician Recognition Award

This live 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.

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

BOC EBP credit for 6.5 contact hours has been approved.

Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their Statements of Participation 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 participant tracking sheet and evaluation form before leaving. Participants can only claim the hours they were actually in attendance for CME credit. Statements of Participation will be emailed within 6-8 weeks following the program.


Acknowledgement of Support

TRIA Orthopaedic Center would like to extend our thanks to our industry supporters for the 2015 18th annual conference:

  • Arthrex
  • Biomet
  • Bioventus
  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics
  • Competitive Edge Medical
  • DePuy Synthes Mitek
  • DJO Global
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Histogenics
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Natus Balance and Mobility
  • Sanofi Biosurgery – Synvisc
  • Stryker
  • Zimmer Davis

Friday, February 5th, 2016 – Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

6:45 – Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendors

7:30 – Welcome

7:40 – SESSION 1: Trauma

Topics: “The Disaster” (Traumatic Airway Injuries, Blunt Chest and Abdominal, On-Ice Injuries); Facial Trauma

Speakers: Robert C. LeFevere, MD; David Hamlar, MD, DDS

Moderator: Abigail Hamilton, MD

8:25 – SESSION 2: Hip/Groin Pain

Topics: Evaluation of Groin Pain in the Hockey Player; Rehabilitation of Adductor Strains and the Core in Ice Hockey Players; Management of Hip Joint and Core Muscles Injuries in the Hockey Player

Speakers: Brian Neri, MD; Tim Tyler, MS, PT, ATC

Moderator: Jonathan Cooper, DO

9:25 – Break & Vendors

9:45 – SESSION 3: Upper Extremity

Topics: Open vs Arthroscopic Stabilization in the Athlete – A Debate; Clavicle Fractures (Mid Shaft and Distal – Surgical Management); Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain in the Hockey Player; Controversies in Upper Extremity Hockey Injuries

Speakers: Nick Mohtadi, MD; John Theodoropoulos, MD; Brian Neri, MD; Joshua Bloom, MD; Ann VanHeest, MD

Moderator: Anne Moore, MD

11:30 – Break & Vendors

12:00 – Lunch (provided) and Keynote

Topic: Hockey Safety – How to Keep Players on the Ice

Speakers: Greg Shephard, Jordan Leopold, Wes Walz

Moderator: Michael Stuart, MD

12:55 – SESSION 4: Primary Care

Topics: Medical Management of Concussion; Infectious Disease; Sports Psychologist

Speakers: Joshua Bloom, MD; BJ Anderson, MD; Justin Anderson

Moderator: Matthew Hofkens, DO

13:55 – SESSION 5: Meniscus Symposium

Topics: Meniscus Symposium (Case Studies)

Speakers: Mike Stuart, MD; Nick Mohtadi, MD; Joel Boyd, MD; John Thedoropoulos, MD

Moderator: Bradley Nelson, MD

14:25 – Break & Vendors

14:45 – SESSION 6: Lower Body

Topics: Collaterals (MCL/ACL); Chondral Injuries in the Athlete; Fractures of the Foot and Ankle (Non-Operative and Operative Treatment)

Speakers: Nick Mohtadi, MD; Mike Stuart, MD; Fernando Pena, MD; Jeff Winslow, ATC

Moderator: Joel Boyd, MD

16:00 – SESSION 7: Controversies in Lower Extremity Hockey Injury

Speakers: Mike Stuart, MD; Nick Mohtadi, MD; Joel Boyd, MD; John Thedoropoulos, MD

Moderator: Bradley Nelson, MD

16:45 – Conclusion & Social Reception

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – TRIA Orthopaedic Center

8:00 – Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Welcome

8:30 – Athletic Training/Physical Therapy Track

Topics: Return to Hockey After a Knee Injury; Athletic Hip; Bankart Rehabilitation

Speakers: John Bottoms, PT, DPT, OCS; Jill Monson, PT, OCS, CSCS; Tim Tyler, MS, PT, ATC

Note: Target audience for the Saturday session will be physical therapists and athletic trainers. Please check back periodically for schedule updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?

Pricing for the conference is dependent upon your credentials, the days you choose to attend, and when you register.


  • Friday – $375 ($300)
  • Saturday – $225 ($150)
  • Both days – $425 ($350)


  • Friday – $250 ($175)
  • Saturday – $150 ($50)
  • Both days – $275 ($200)

(Register before 1/15/2016 to receive the discounted pricing.)

How do I register?

To register, click on 2016 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 February 5th beginning at 6:00am. 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 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 the TRIA Institute at (952) 806-5603 or Institute@TRIA.com


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