Register for 2020 UCSF Pediatric Sports Medicine Conference

A Medical Playbook: Managing Pain in Your Young Athletes After Injuries will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cal Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley

OAKLAND (Dec. 27, 2019) -- The UCSF Benioff Chrildren's Hospitals' Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, in conjuction with the UC Berkeley, will present "A Medical Playbook: Managing Pain in Your Young Athletes After Injuries," a Continuing Medical Education course intended for pediatricians and family physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapist assistants, and coaches.

The course, which is approved for 7.25 CME credits, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the California Memorial Stadium at 2227 Piedmont Ave. in Berkeley, Calif. The cost of the course is $175 per person; both breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To register, please visit: bitl.y/UCSFsportsmed2020

For more information on the course, please contact Michelle Cappello via email at or call 925-979-3420.

The course's goal is to educate physicians and health care providers with essential knowledge to help diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and illness in young athletes. The course will include presentations on evidence-based management of acute and chronic pain, including the roles of ice, splints and braces, pain medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and physical therapy. UCSF faculty will also teach attendees how to identify rheumatological causes of pediatric joint and back pain, and discuss the red ­ flags of musculoskeletal injuries, including when to get X-rays and when to refer. Additionally, the course will outline the proper focused evaluation and management of concussions in order to avoid persistent post-concussion symptoms, including chronic headache pain.

This year's keynote speaker will be Ryan O’Callaghan, a former Cal football player named Pac-10’s best offensive lineman in 2005. O’Callaghan continued his career by playing six seasons with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. He is also founded the Ryan O’Callaghan Foundation, designed to provide scholarships for LGBTQ athletes.

The course is co-chaired by:

Cindy J. Chang, MD

Clinical Professor, Primary Care Sports Medicine

UCSF Departments of Orthopedics and Family & Community Medicine

Co-Director, Sports Concussion Program, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland




Michelle Cappello, PT, MSPT

Clinical Director, Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Download the course brochure (PDF).

Register now.


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