AMSSM Annual Meeting
The UNC Sports Medicine faculty and fellows attended the 2014 AMSSM conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year's theme "Keep the Good Times Rolling, Staying Healthfully Fit." The purpose of the conference was to provide a valuable source of current "cutting edge" medical knowledge to professionals actively engaged in treating athletic patients. UNC was very active during the week with community service projects, podium presentations from the faculty and fellows.
NBA All-Star Game Coverage
Sports Medicine Fellows Dr. Brent Fisher and Dr. Zachary Sandbulte, under the leadership of Dr. Dave Berkoff were selected to take part as team physicians in the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Games held in New Orleans, LA, February 10-18. This was the first year UNC-Chapel Hill Sports Medicine fellows were invited to participate. During the week long event they were very busy taking care of athlete injuries on and off the court. GREAT JOB GUYS!!!
UNC-CH hosts MSK ultrasound workshop for sports medicine fellows across the southeast
UNC hosted 17 sports medicine fellows from the southeast for a one-day workshop on musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound. Fellows were taught MSK scanning of major joints in the body that included the foot, ankle, knee, wrist, hand, and shoulder. Fellows were also given a pre and post MSK ultrasound examination. Course Director Dr. David Berkoff hopes to expand the workshop to include fellows from across the country in 2014. The course was well received by all who attended.
Dr. Berkoff elected to AMSSM Board of Directors
Congratulations to Dr. David Berkoff, Associate of Director the Sports Medicine Fellowship, who was elected to the Broad of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in May 2013. We congratulate him on this outstanding achievement.
Stafford speaks at Collegiate Athletic Trainer Symposium – Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Harry Stafford was invited to teach a musculoskeletal (MSK) workshop to collegiate athletic trainers. Twenty athletic trainers attended the workshop. During the workshop they learned MSK ultrasound of both the shoulder and knee. The workshop was well received by all in attendance. Dr. Stafford hopes to expand the workshop to include additional athletic trainers next year. A very special Thank You to SonoSite, the MSK Ultrasound Co., for providing ultrasound units to help teach the course.
Sports Medicine Fellows
Faculty from UNC Family Medicine and the Sports Medicine Fellowship teach bracing, casting and splinting workshops. UNC Sports Faculty and fellows were available for the UNC School of Medicine family medicine interest group workshop. During the workshop students learned how to correctly apply braces as well as how to split and cast musculoskeletal injuries.