OIC Annual Sports Medicine Conference


This program is designed to identify unique pathologies in youth athletes. By the end of the presentation, Certified Athletic Trainers will learn innovative assessment, evaluation, and rehabilitation solutions for pediatric orthopedic sports-related conditions.


Certified Athletic Trainers can earn up to 6.25 Category A CEUs.


Saturday, April 24, 2021


Orthopaedic Institute for Children
403 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Luck Family Conference Center

Preliminary Agenda

8:00-8:25 a.m. Check-in

8:30-9:00 a.m. Novel Concussion Assessment Options – Josh Goldman, MD, MBA-Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopaedics

9:00-9:30 a.m. CTE: Fact vs Fiction – Talin Babikian, PhD. ABPP Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology Semel Institute for Nerocience and Human Behabior at UCLA Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

9:30-10:00 a.m. Heat Illness: California Policy Controversy – Eli Hallak, M.Ed., ATC, EMT. Head Athletic Trainer, Director of Sports Medicine Program. St.Francis High School

10:00-10:15 a.m. Q & A Panel – First Three Speakers

10:15-10:25 a.m.Break

10:25-10:55 a.m. Developing Emergency Action Plan – Andy Paulin, ATC

10:55-11:25 a.m. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome – Calvin Duffaut, MD. Assistant Team Physician, UCLA Athletics, Assistant Primary Care Physician, Los Angeles Lakers, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics

11:25-11:35 a.m. Q & A Next Two Speakers

11:35-12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:00-1:00 p.m. LAB: MTSS: Non-Traditional Ways to Treat MTSS – Caitlin Rutherford, ATC, DAT, Miguel Romero-Sanchez, ATC

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lecture/LAB: ACL Rehab Protocols-Timeline to Return to Sports – Jennifer Beck, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Outreach & Research, Center for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Institute for Children Christine Caron, PT, Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Institute for Children. Joanna de La Cruz, DPT, OCS, Orthopaedic Institute for Children

2:00-3:00 p.m. LAB: Cupping – Ethan Kreiswirth, PhD, ATC Director of Medical Education, Implus LLC

3:00- 3:30 p.m. Q & A

*Topics and Speakers Subject to Change



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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Orthopaedic Institute for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age. The Orthopaedic Institute for Children is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encourage to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.