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TRIA Hosts 21st Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference

TRIA Orthopaedic Center (TRIA) will host the 21st Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference ‘Sports Injuries Across the Ages: Staying in the Game’ on February 9-10 at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel in Bloomington, MN.

The conference will host more than 15 distinguished panelists and speakers including former professional athletes, industry professionals, physical therapists and physicians. Five internationally recognized surgeons participating include:

  • Jeffrey Abrams, MD is Medical Director and shoulder surgeon at Princeton Orthopaedics Associates and past president of The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the Arthroscopic Association of North America.
  • Brian Cole, MD, MBA is a shoulder, knee and elbow specialist and serves as the team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and DePaul University.
  • Alan Getgood, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and clinical scientist specializing in knee reconstruction.
  • Robert LaPrade, MD, PHD is a complex knee surgeon who is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the Steadman Clinic.
  • Gerald Williams Jr., MD is an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist at the Rothman Institute and President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“TRIA is excited to bring in a number of world renowned surgeons for the 21st Annual Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Conference”, says Brad Nelson, MD TRIA Orthopedic Surgeon and Conference Program Co-Chair. “The speakers, panelists and moderators represent the leaders in their field. Learning from them allows us to work toward our common goal of patient care and athlete safety.”

The conference will also feature a panel discussion “Staying in the Game”, featuring moderator Robert Johnson, MD, CAQ. The panel will cover topics from how certain athletes persevere longer into their prime to injury prevention strategies and life after competitive sport. Dr. Johnson is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at TRIA and Professor at the University of Minnesota. Panelists include Jordan Leopold, former professional hockey player and Minnesota Gopher Hobey Baker Award winner; Paul Molitor, manager of the Minnesota Twins and former professional baseball player; David Wheaton former professional tennis player; Megan Webster, PT, USA champion cyclist; Dan Zeman, MS, an exercise physiologist in the health, fitness and sports medicine arenas.


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