This fall, fellowship-trained orthopedists and sports medicine physicians from ONS at 6 Greenwich Office Park, will present a number of free lectures, open to the public in the Greenwich area. Topics to be covered range from “ways to stay out of the doctor’s office” to hip arthroscopy to ski injury prevention. The events are sponsored by the Education Initiative of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, a non-profit organization devoted to helping reduce injury rates and support active healthy living through community educational programs. Many of the lectures are held in conjunction with Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, including the annual Joint Replacement Symposium to be held November 5 at Greenwich Library. All of the events are free of charge, however registration is requested. For more information, visit www.ons-foundation.org.
ONS physicians are Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Neurological Surgery or the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Doctors hold advanced degrees in their area of specialty. The ONS Foundation sponsors youth sports injury prevention seminars for local youth athletes throughout the year.
Fall 2009 Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Programs
Tuesday, October 6: “Pain Management: How to stay out of the doctor’s office,” from 6:30 – 8 p.m. ONS Physiatrist Halina Snowball, MD will speak to the Chronic Pain Education Forum in the Greenwich Hospital Noble Conference Center on how to optimize quality of life through prevention and management of musculoskeletal pain using traditional and non-traditional methods including yoga and acupuncture. Sponsored by the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. Free. Please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org.
Thursday, October 15: Sports Medicine Doctors Discuss Shoulders and Hips at Greenwich Hospital, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Shoulder Injuries: Prevention and Treatment. Sports medicine and shoulder specialist Katherine Vadasdi, MD discusses common shoulder injuries, the latest treatments for shoulder pain and stiffness, and minimally invasive techniques. From 7:15 – 8 p.m., Hip Arthroscopy: Is it just for A-Rod? Hear sports medicine and hip specialist Tim Greene, MD discuss the causes of hip conditions in athletes and non-athletes and how hip arthroscopy is used. Greenwich Hospital Noble Conference Center. Free. To register, call 203-863-4277.
Thursday, October 29: Sports Medicine Doctors Discuss Shoulders and Hips at Rye Free Reading Room, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Shoulder Injuries: Prevention and Treatment. ONS Sports medicine and shoulder specialist Katherine Vadasdi, MD will discuss common shoulder injuries, the latest treatments for shoulder pain and stiffness, and minimally invasive techniques. From 7:15 – 8 p.m., Hip Arthroscopy: Is it just for A-Rod? Hear sports medicine and hip specialist Tim Greene, MD discuss the causes of hip conditions in athletes and non-athletes and how hip arthroscopy is used. At the Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY. Free. Please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org.
Tuesday, November 3: ONS Annual Ski Seminar at 7 p.m. A seminar on ski and snowboard injury prevention by orthopedic and sports medicine physicians. Orthopedic surgeons Steven Hindman, MD, Tim Greene, MD and Paul Sethi, MD discuss causes of common skiing injuries and how they may be avoided. The Free seminar includes tips from doctors on safe skiing, and information on the latest treatments for common injuries such as a ruptured ACL. Also, a demonstration on ski conditioning and strengthening exercises by physical therapist Chalon Lefebvre, PT, LMT, CSCS of ONS. Seminar sponsored by the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. Location: ONS building, 6 Greenwich Office Park, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich. Free. Registration requested. Please call 203-869-3470 to register.
Thursday, November 5: Greenwich Hospital Joint Replacement Symposium at Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium, 9 – 11 a.m. Knee and hip specialists Frank Ennis, MD and Brian Kavanagh, MD; and shoulder specialist Seth Miller, MD; along with hospital nursing and support staff present a panel discussion on the latest advances in joint replacement, including computer-assisted and minimal incision, muscle sparing techniques. Also, important information on preparing for joint replacement and what to expect from the recovery process. Please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org.
Thursday, November 12: “The Female Athlete: Preventing Sports Injuries in Girls”, 7- 8:30 p.m. Primary care sports medicine physician Gloria Cohen, MD and adolescent and adult sports medicine specialist Katherine Vadasdi, MD will discuss why girls have certain risks for potentially serious injuries. Open to girls, ages 11 to 19, parents, youth sports coaches and athletic trainers. Presented by OGRCC (Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center) and the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich. Free. Refreshments served. Registration is required. Call (203) 637 3659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORTHOPAEDIC CONFERANCE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS:
Saturday, October 3: ONS Foundation Medical Education Conference from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Greenwich Hospital Nobel Conference Center. Update on Treatments of Common Musculoskeletal Problems – A one-day professional course focused on the treatment of common musculoskeletal problems for Athletic Trainers, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Physicians, Physical and Occupational Therapists and Physician Assistants. Keynote Speaker: Michael Sokolove, Author of “Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women’s Sports.” On line registration available at www.ons-foundation.org. For more information or to register by phone, call (203) 869-3131.