22nd Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

22nd Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

Active & Athletic Female

February 1 2019 - February 2 2019

The conference will focus on injuries and popular medical issues encountered by the active and athletic female. This conference is for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other allied health professionals.

Continuing Education Credit

American Medical Association/Physician Recognition Award

Accreditation statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by the HealthPartners Institute and TRIA Orthopaedic Center.  HealthPartners Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education.


American Medical Association (AMA)

HealthPartners Institute, designates this live activity for a maximum of TBA AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Athletic Trainer Board of Certification

TRIA Orthopaedic Center (BOC AP# P2937) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.  This program is eligible for a maximum of EBP Category hours/CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement 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 2018 20th annual conference:

Platinum Level:

  • Arthrex
  • CDI
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation 

Gold Level:

  • ActivArmor
  • Amgen
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics
  • Competitive Edge Medical
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Donjoy
  • Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Histogenics
  • Regentis Biomaterials
  • Sanofi
  • Stryker
  • U.S. Army Healthcare
  • Vericel Corporation
  • Zimmer Biomet Davis
  • Neu Medical


Friday, February 1, 2019 – Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

6:45 – Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendors

7:20 – Welcome

7:30 – SESSION 1:

Topics: “Why focus on the Female Athlete”

Speakers: Heather Bergeson, MD

7:50 – SESSION 2:

Topics: “Hip Problems: Is there Really a Sex Difference”; “Femoroacetabular Impingement: Physical Therapy Perspective”; “Shoulder instability”; “Arthrofibrosis in the Shoulder”

Speakers: Caitlin Chambers, MD; Stehanie DiStasi, PHD, PT; Leesa Galatz, MD; Jo Hannafin, MD

9:25 – SESSION 3: 

Topics: “Challenges in Shoulder Injury Management”

Speakers: Leesa Galatz, MD; Jo Hannafin, MD; Alicia Harrison, MD

9:55 – Break & Vendors

10:15 – SESSION 4: 

Topics: “Concussion in the Female Athlete”; “Intuitive Eating: Health in Every Size”; “What’s New: Female Athlete Triad”; “Sports Psychology – Overcoming Injury and Return to Sport”; “Exercise in the Pregnant Athlete”

Speakers: Margo Putukian, MD; Nicole Eikenberry, MS, RD, LN; Margo Putukian, MD; Erin Ayala, PhD, LP; Linda Szymanski, MD, PhD

12:10 – SESSION 5: 

Topic: “How Women are portrayed in the media”

Speakers: Mary Jo Kane, PhD

12:30 – Vendors

13:00 – Lunch (Provided) and Keynote

Topics: “Overcoming Injury & Health Adversity”

Moderated by: Lea B. Olsen
Panelists: Jo Hannafin, MD; To Be Announced

13:25 – SESSION 6:

Topics: “Instability & Work-Up”; “Surgical Algorithum: Can We Really Get There”

Speakers: Miho Tanaka, MD; Elizabeth Arendt, MD

14:20 – Break & Vendors 

14:40 – Session 7 

Topics: “ACL reconstruction in Females”; “Why do Females Tear Their ACL More Than Males?”; “Cutting Edge ACL Surgical Treatment”

Speakers: Christina Allen, MD; Braden Fleming, PhD; Martha Murray, MD

15:55 – SESSION 8: 

Topic: “Challenges in ACL Reconstruction & Patellofemoral Instability”

Speakers: Christina Allen, MD; Martha Murray, MD; Joel Boyd, MD; Miho Tanaka, MD

16:40 – Conclusion and social reception

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – TRIA Orthopaedic Center

8:00 – Registration, Continental Breakfast, &  Welcome

8:30 – SESSION 9:

Topics: “Femoroacetabular Impingement”; “Managing the Overhead Athlete – Special Considerations for the Female Athlete”; “Foot & Ankle Management for the Injured Dancer”

Speakers: Stephanie DiStasi, PT, PhD; Erika Sandell-Savor, PT, OCS; Jonathon Reynolds, PT, PhD

10:00 – SESSION 10:

Topics: “Femoroacetabular Impingement: Exam and Treatment”; “Overhead Athlete: Exam and Treatment”; “Foot/Ankle: Exam and Treatment”

Speakers: Stephanie DiStasi, PT, PhD; Erika Sandell-Savor, PT, OCS; Jonathon Reynolds, PT, PhD

12:45 – Conclusion

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 – $450 ($375)
  • Saturday – $275 ($200)
  • Both days – $525 ($450)


  • Friday – $375 ($300)
  • Saturday – $250 ($175)
  • Both days – $425 ($350)

(Register before 1/16/2018 to receive the discounted pricing.)

How do I register?

To register, click on 2019 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.

Exhibitor Registration



The fee for an exhibit table in the designated display area at the Hilton Hotel details are below. This area will be open to attendees on February 1st 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.

Exhibitor Level Details and Pricing

Platinum – $2,000($1,750) – Only three spaces available

  • Sponsor Breakfast, Lunch or Social
  • Exhibit booth with preferred location
  • Three representatives included
  • Listed on conference website with link to company website
  • Listed in on-site brochure
  • Listing on signage at venue

Gold – $1,750($1,500)

  • Exhibit booth
  • Two representatives included
  • Listed on conference website
  • Listed in on-site brochure
  • Listing on signage at venue

Silver – $1,250($1,000)

  • Listed on conference website
  • Listed in on-site brochure
  • Listing on signage at venue
  • This level does not contain a booth

Bronze – $550($300)

  • Listed in on-site brochure
  • Listing on signage at venue
  • This level does not contain a booth

Supporting Partner – Supply Donation or Giveaway Item

Company will donate supplies for the hands on labs or Giveaway items to be drawn during the conference.

  • Listed in on-site brochure
  • Listing on signage at venue

(Register before 1/5/2018 to receive the discounted pricing.)

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


A block of rooms have been reserved for February 1-2, 2019. The special room rate of $119 per night will be available until January 2nd, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To reserve a room, please click here.


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3900 American Blvd. West,
Bloomington, MN

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