BSSMC 2024 

Sunday, January 21st CE Eligible Presentations:

2:30 pm Registration Opens

3:00 pm Opening remarks: Jeffrey S Monroe, BSSMC Executive Director, Michigan State University Emeritus

3:00 pm “What Does the Future Hold for Sports Medicine?” Doug McKeag MD, University of Indiana, Emeritus

3:20 pm “Frequency, Confidence, and Educational Satisfaction of Emergency Care Skills among Certified Athletic Trainers” Ellen Payne MS AT, Billings, MT

3:40 pm “Structural Foot Injuries in Sport” James Holmes MD, University of Michigan Consultant

4:05 pm “Evidence Based Approach to Orthobiologics in Athletes – Because We Should or Because We Can?” James Cook DVM,  PhD, OTSC, University of Missouri

4:30 pm “Sideline Evaluations of HEENT Injuries” Kent Diduch MD, Team Physician, Mary Baldwin University”

5:00 pm “Female and Male Athlete Triad/REDs” Siobhan Statuta MD, University of Viginia

5:30 pm “Preparticipation Cardiac Screening in Athletes” Thomas McGarry MD,  Team Cardiologist, NBA Oklahoma Thunder,

6:00 pm NFL Playoff Welcome Reception, Hosted by Enovis and SamSport, Jefferson Room, Families and Friends Invited


Monday, January 22nd, AM Session CE Eligible Presentations

7:00 am Opening remarks: Jeffrey S Monroe, Executive Director

7:00 am “The Importance of Dual Tasking Activities in Early Rehabilitation” Randy Cohen PT AT, Tucson Arizona

7:20 am “Post-Traumatic Growth – Finding Benefits within Challenges” Daniel Sundahl, Founder of the Recovery and Resiliency Foundation

7:40 am “Regenerative Medicine Applications in Sports Medicine for Soft Tissue Healing and Return to Play” – Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM – Medical Director of Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Rutgers Football Team Physician.

8:00 am “Current Health Care Insurance Issues in College Athletics” Kelly Myers MBA, Pennington, New Jersey

8:20 am Exhibit Hall Break

8:40 “Clinical Effectiveness of Sustained Acoustic Medicine in the Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury” George K. Lewis, PhD, MS., Biomedical Engineer, Mechanobiologist and Neurobiologist in Regenerative and Sports Medicine

8:40 am “Return to Play at the Speed of Sound and Light” Michael McGee DPT, Head Clinical Athletic Trainer, Indiba

9:00 am “Advances in Un-Weighted Running” Jimmy Bean, CEO Boost Treadmills

10:30 am End of Monday AM Session


Workshop Presentations, Monday, January 22nd CE Eligible Presentations

10:15 am “Hands on Introduction to Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound on Common Body Parts” Jeanine Noble PT, MS,
RMSK- MSK Lead, CME Division and Chloe Heavely of Smith Chason College WCUI School of Medical Imaging


Monday, January 22nd, PM Session 

3:20 pm “Low Impact Running and the Response to Bone Healing” Fran Hackett, Alter-G

3:40 pm “Strength Training Responses in Muscle” Shon Harker, Stroops

4:00 pm “Biologics in Surgery” BioTissue,

4:20 pm Exhibit Break

4:40 pm “Technologic Solutions to Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment” Mary Vander Heiden MS AT, Central Florida University, William Pommerening, AirPHX CEO

5:00 pm “Mechanistic Insights into Sport-Related Concussion: Acceleration/Deceleration of the Brain,” Jeff Chambers MS, AT, CEO of Guardian Athletics

5:20 pm “A Photoceutical Approach to the Continuum of Care” John Bruno AT, MultiRadiance

5:40 pm  “Updates in Research and Design of Football Helmet Manufacturing” Matt Shimshock MBA, Riddell Corporation

6:00 pm Sponsors Reception, Exhibit Hall, hors devours, adult beverages, attendees are expected to attend.


Tuesday, January 23rd, AM Sessions, Concussion Day CE Eligible Presentations

7:00 am Opening remarks, Jeffrey Kutcher MD, Director, The Kutcher Clinic for Sports Neurology Brighton, MI 

7:15 am “Cases, Confounders and Curiosities” Jeffrey Kutcher MD, Kutcher Clinic

7:45 am “Current Concepts in Concussion Management” Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, MD, MPH , Director of the Hartford Healthcare Sports Neurology Program in Hartford, CT and the program director of the Hartford Healthcare Sports Neurology Fellowship, Hartford, CT

8:15 am Exhibit Break

8:30 am “Gender Health Disparities in Sports Concussions” Meeryo Choe MD, Pediatric Neurologist, UCLA Brain Sport, Los Angeles, CA

9:00 am “Neuroimaging of the Mechanobiology of the Brain – MRI and Beyond Charles Liu MD, Team Physician at University of Southern California, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director of USC Neurorestoration Center, Los Angeles, CA

9:30 am “Optimizing In-Event Concussion Evaluation and Management” Javier Cardenas MD, Director of Concussion and Brain Injury Center, West Virginia University, Vice Chair of the NFL Head Neck and Spine Committee

10:00 am “Health Disparities in Sports Medicine” Sid Hinds MD, University of Michigan Concussion Center, Medical Director of the MLSPA and Deputy Director/Chief Equity Officer for the NFL Players Association

10:30 am End of Morning Session


Workshops, CE Eligible Presentations: 

11:00 am “Neural Feedback with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound”, Shawn Felton EdD, AT, Interim Dean- Marieb College of Health and Human Services, Florida Gulf Coast University, Arie van Duijn PT, MScPT, EdD, Professor of Physical Therapy at FGCU and Jacqueline van Duijn PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Education of the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program, at FGCU

12:30 pmInsights Using Exertional Tasks in Clinical Settings for Sport-Related Concussion Evaluations Kyla Pyndiura PhD(c), Laboratory Manager at the Centre of Sport-Related Concussion Research, University of Toronto, CA


Tuesday Afternoon, January 23rd, PM Sessions, Concussion Day CE Eligible Presentations

3:00 pm “Optimizing Use the SCAT Symptom Checklist” Nicholas Port PhD, Professor in the Indiana School of Optometry, University of Indiana

3:30 pm Effectiveness of Digital Self-guided Rehabilitation for Treating Persisting Symptoms after Concussions” Michael Hutchison PhD, Professor and Director of the Concussion Program at MacIntosh Sports Medicine Clinic

4:00 pm “Concussion Research Renaissance: Renovating Methodologies” Jake Carpenter-Thompson, MD/PhD; Director of Clinical Research, The Kutcher Clinic for Sports Neurology

4:30 pm Exhibit Break

4:45 pm “Poster Presentation Recognition” Jeffrey Kutcher MD, Kutcher Clinic

5:00 pm “Panel Discussion on the Advancements, Challenges and Predictions of Concussion Management” led by Jeffrey Kutcher MD, All Faculty

6:00 pm End Session

8:00-9:00 pm Desert Reception: “Special Inter-Active Workshop, CE Eligible Presentation: “Concussion Portrayal in the Media and Overcoming Misinformation” Kate Essad MD MBA

Intro/background: It is known that thorough education on the current understanding of concussion is a keystone in providing concussion care. Often, experts are faced instead with the task of reeducating patients and correcting patients’ perspectives on this condition that were formed from incorrect information that was available to them through the media.


Wednesday, January 24th , AM Session, Ortho Day CE Eligible

7:00 AM Opening remarks, Geoffrey Baer MD, University of Wisconsin Team Physician

7:05 am “Thoughts and Perspectives on Being an Effective Team Physician” Matthew Matava MD, Team Physician, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

7:25 am “Pre-Participation Challenging Cases: Clear or Not to Clear” Dave Bernhardt MD, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin

7:45 am “Shoulder Instability In the Athlete” Grant Jones MD, Team Physician, The Ohio State University and Anthony Zacharias MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Kenosha, W

8:20 am “SLAP Tears in the Overhead (Throwing) Athlete:  Repair or Tendodesis” Kieth Kenter MD, Team Physician, Chair of Orthopedics, Western Michigan University

8:40 am “The Throwing Shoulder” Gregory Cvetanovich MD, Team Physician, The Ohio State University

9:00 am “Rotator Cuff Trauma in Contact Sports” James Carpenter MD, University of Michigan, Team Physician

9:20 am “Clavicle Fractures, Management in 2024” Seth Gamrat MD, Team Physician, University of Southern California

9:40 am “Pearls for Shoulder and Elbow Exam” John Orwin MD, University of Wisconsin Emeritus, Madison, Wisconsin

10:00 am “Thumb Injuries and Their Surgeries” Jonathan Tueting MD, Rush University Medical Center

10:20 am “Upper Extremity Injuries” Geoffrey Baer MD, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin

11:00 am End of Morning Session

Wednesday, January 24th, PM

3:00 pm “ACL Graft Choices” Geoffrey Baer MD, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin

3:20 pm “Biologic Resurfacing of the Knee” Brian Walczak DO, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin

3:40 pm “Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR®) Implant vs ACL Repair, Where We Are in 2024” Ed Tingstad MD, Washington State University, Team Physician

4:00 pm “ACL Anterior Lateral Ligament (ALL) vs Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis (LET)” Molly Day MD, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Orthopedics

4:20 pm “Hip Controversies, Case Based Approach” Winston Gwathmey MD, University of Virginia Orthopedics and Matthew Smith MD, Washington University. St. Louis, MO

4:45 pm “Management of Turf Toe Injuries” Alan Shamrock MD, Hospital of Special Surgery, New York, NY

5:05 pm “Decision making for Patella Instability – a Case Based Approach” David Diduch MD, Division Head, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, University of Virginia

5:25 pm “Lower Extremity Injuries” Geoffrey Baer MD, Team Physician, University of Wisconsin

6:00 pm End of Afternoon Session


Thursday, January 25th, Ortho Day, Final Session

7:00 am “The Association of Previous Youth Tackle Football Participation with Acute Contact-Related Injuries in High School Football Players” Alison Brooks MD, University of Wisconsin Orthopedics

7:30 am: “Introducing Adjustable Height Workstations and its Impact on Spinal Health in the Industrial Setting” Michael E. Chapman EdD, LAT, ATC

8:00 am “Never Feel Limited Or Defined By The Initials After Your Name” Timothy Thompson, PA-C, MBA

8:30 am “Mental Health Action Plan: Ways to Appropriately identify and Respond to Mental Health Concerns “ Dr. Ryan Pittsinger, Texas A&M University-Assistant Athletic Director- Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology Services

9:00 am “The Effects of Limb Dominance on ACL reconstruction outcomes – a recent study” Matthew Turner DPT, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

9:30 am “Ageism in Athletics” John Orwin MD, University of Wisconsin Emeritus, Madison, Wisconsin

10:00 am End of Conference