Education

The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Program health care providers (physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses and a sport psychology counselor) work collaboratively and individually to offer educational information to athletes, parents, coaches and their professional colleagues.

The sports medicine providers educate via direct patient education, by participating in weekly sports medicine conferences, by presenting to sport related groups, through publications in peer reviewed journals and in the newsletters of sport organizations, by lecturing and presenting locally and nationally and by sharing information with radio, television, newspapers and other print media.

In November, 2010, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center will be hosting their annual Sports Medicine Conference at the Rochester Convention Center. In addition the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is hosting an Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussions jointly sponsored by USA Hockey, the International Ice Hockey Foundation (IIHF), the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

Both conferences offer CME educational credit and are open for registration.