801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Join us for the Cook Children’s SPORTS symposium to learn what all coaches and athletic trainers need to know about young athletes.

After this educational activity, participants will be able to:

- Describe how asthma, diabetes and cardiac disease affect the young athlete during physical activities.
- Respond to concussions, cervical spine injuries, fractures and heat illness/dehydration in young athletes.
- Know how to prevent common overuse injuries/apophyseal injuries in young athletes.
- Provide guidance on how to properly strength train young athletes.
- Summarize how proper nutrition and dietary stimulants affect young athletes.
- Recognize the importance of good mental health for young athletes.

Who should attend the SPORTS symposium?

Focusing on young athletes, the SPORTS symposium is designed for coaches (from elementary through high schools, community recreation centers and select sports teams), gymnastic trainers, dance instructors and physical education teachers. The symposium will also benefit athletic trainers and physical therapists who want to learn more about caring for young athletes.

June 25, 2009 Agenda

7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

7:45 a.m.-8 a.m. Welcome
David Gray, M.D.
Medical Director of Cook Children’s Orthopedics and SPORTS

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Asthma in the Athlete
John Pfaff, M.D.
Cook Children’s Pulmonary

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Concussions
Christi Dutton, RN, MSN, ENP, ACNP-BC, CEN, CLNC
Cook Children’s Trauma Services

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cervical Spine Injuries and Spondylolsis/Spondylolisthesis
David Gray, M.D.
Medical Director of Cook Children’s Orthopedics and SPORTS

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Fractures: Upper and Lower Extremities
Russell Smith, ATC, PA-C
Cook Children’s Orthopedics

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. The Diabetic Athlete and Growth Hormones
Joel Steelman, M.D.
Cook Children’s Endocrinology

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Nutrition for Athletes
Brian Richard, RD, LD, CDE
Cook Children’s Nutritional Services

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (lunch provided)

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Common Overuse and Apophyseal Injuries in Young Athletes
Ronald Burke, M.D.
Cook Children’s Orthopedics

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. How to Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes
Dana Harrison, PT, MPT
Cook Children’s SPORTS Rehab

1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Strength Training in Adolescent Athletes
John Stanley, PT, MSPT
Cook Children’s SPORTS Rehab

2 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Mental Health for Athletes
Sam McCage, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, LCDC
Cook Children’s Psychology

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Sudden Death and Cardiac Complications in Athletes
Matthew Dzurik, M.D.
Cook Children’s Cardiology

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Heat Illness and Hydration
Cam Brandt, RN, MS, CEN, CPN,
Cook Children’s Emergency Medicine

3:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Final Questions/Survey Completion


Cook Children’s Medical Center
Hochberger Auditorium
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

A confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of payment and registration form.

Room temperature is variable. Please bring a sweater for your comfort.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing 14 days before the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after this time will be assessed a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program begins.

Americans with Disabilities Act

We want to provide individuals who have disabilities the appropriate services necessary to participate in this program. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this program, please call 682-885-4170.

Teaching Method

The primary educational method is a lecture format. Continuing Education Credits Applications for continuing education credits from the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for 6 contact hours are in process.

Official Website: http://www.cookchildrens.org/physiciansservices/Pages/SportsSymposium2009.aspx

Added by Cook Childrens on May 22, 2009

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