UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Docs to Participate in 2 Sports Injury Prevention Events

3 Feb 2020 news

Doctors from UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will host “A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation Concerning Concussions & Other Sports Injuries” and a Western New York Amateur Football Alliance (WNYAFA) Volunteer Administrators Forum next month, bringing together practitioners, coaches and trainers from a variety of specialties and practice areas to discuss the best care practices and techniques.

Co-sponsored by the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport, ”A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation Concerning Concussions & Other Sports Injuries” is scheduled to be held at the Jacobs School from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 14 The WNYAFA Volunteer Administrators Forum is scheduled to be held at Michael’s Catering and Banquets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Drs. John Leddy, Barry Willer and Leslie Bisson from UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will each present at the Feb. 14 event. Joining them will be Dr. Michael Turner, director and CEO of The International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation and an honorary associate professor at University College London; Ryan Krzyzanowicz, DAT, ATC, clinical associate professor of athletic training and program director of the Master of Science in athletic training at UB; and Nellie Drew, Esq., director of the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport and professor of practice, sports law.

This event is intended for practicing physicians and medical students looking to get the latest information on treatment and best care practices from experts in the field. Those interested in attending can download the agenda here to learn more. To register, please email hdrew@buffalo.edu by Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The WNYAFA Volunteer Administrators Forum will feature presentations from Drs. Bisson, Leddy and Willer, focused on proper training and safe game play for youth football coaches. This meeting Feb. 15 will include representatives from all 88 organizations that are part of the WNYAFA, providing a unique opportunity to reach coaches and staff for teams throughout the region. The forum is open to members of the WNYAFA, and a full agenda is available here.

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