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2017 Youth Sports Safety Conference and Gala


July 13-14, 2017

Presented by the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS)

2017 Youth Sports Safety Conference and Gala

Learn strategies to help prevent youth sports-related injuries, protect the health of pediatric athletes, and improve physical literacy. Join us as we work together to find better ways to let kids participate in the activities they love.

Registration is now open

Register for the conference

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Book a room

The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is offering a special room rate for conference attendees. Book online or call 615-327-4707. Mention room block YSS when speaking with the reservation agent. Your blocked rooms will be held until Tuesday, June 13th, 2017. Please complete all bookings by that date.

Sponsorship details

Event sponsorship is available at four levels, with increasing benefits to your organization. Download the sponsorship submission form for complete information.

Who should attend?

• General Practitioners • Pediatrics, Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine
• Musculoskeletal Specialists • Physical Therapists
• Athletic Trainers • Physiatry, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
• Nursing & Allied Health
• Emergency Medical Personnel
• Mental Health Providers • School Coaches, Teachers & Administration
• Community Youth Sports Organizations • Concerned Families

CME/CEU credit is available.

Keynote speakers for 2017 include

Brian Hainline, M.D.

Dr. Hainline is the first chief medical officer of the NCAA, overseeing its Sports Science Institute. For over 20 years, Brian has been actively involved in sports medicine including as a founding member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section, and serving as chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association.

Bob Sallis, MD, FACSM

Dr. Sallis serves as the chairman for the international Exercise is Medicine initiative and previously served as president (2007-08) of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is a past-recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Leonardo da Vinci award for international leadership in sports medicine from the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine.

Avery Faigenbaum, BS, MS, EdD

Dr. Faigenbaum is a world-renowned professor at The College of New Jersey where he teaches a range of courses covering health promotion, exercise prescription, and clinical exercise physiology. His research interests focus on pediatric exercise science, resistance exercise, and preventive medicine. This involves exercise interventions in public schools and youth centers to understand changes in health, fitness, and athleticism in children and adolescents. In 2014, he was invited to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland to develop guidelines on youth athletic development.

Alexandra “Ali” Flury

As the Sports Safety Manager for Safe Kids Worldwide, Ali is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the sports safety program elements for the Safe Kids network of over 400 U.S. coalitions. With the goal to change the culture and promote a safer environment for youth sports, Ali continues to expand and enhance the national program targeted to parents, coaches, and caregivers with evidence-based research, advocacy, and awareness from the injury prevention field.

In addition to respected national and international Vanderbilt faculty other featured presenters include

  • Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the National Football League (NFL)
  • Sean Henry, President & COO of the Nashville Predators
  • Gabriel Brooks, Sports Physical Therapy Director at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Candice Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Deputy Athletic Director of Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Reeves, Assistant Executive Director, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)
  • Gary Wilkerson, Professor in Graduate Athletic Training Program at UT Chattanooga
  • Bob Mueller, Co-Anchor and Host, WKRN News 2 / ABC
  • Coach Jerry Joslin, Goodpasture Christian School
  • Rachael Heitmann, Injury Prevention Section Chief, Tennessee Department of Health

Last Edited: May 17, 2017
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