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2023 UNC Sports Medicine Institute Conference

Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday Conference Center

Conference Brochure

Attendee Registration

Exhibitor Information and Registration


The UNC Sports Medicine Institute Conference is held annually to present novel research and up-to-date information to improve the care of active individuals. In alignment with our multidisciplinary approach to care, speakers include orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and advanced practice providers, rehabilitation providers, and sport science researchers. This year’s conference will focus on: multidisciplinary shoulder care, women in sports, and technology-informed care.


Sports medicine and family medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, physical therapists and assistants, athletic trainers, exercise specialists, and researchers.


Conference education sessions will be held from 8 am – 5 pm, with lunch and snack breaks included. Each session will include several presentations (20-40 min) on a related topic followed by a moderated panel Q&A. Speakers will be UNC Chapel Hill and external faculty, clinicians, and researchers who are national experts on these topics.


The conference agenda has been approved for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (physicians and APPs), 7.0 contact hours by APTA NC (PTs), and 7.5 Category A hours/CEUs (BOC/AT).

Speaker list:

Throwing athlete shoulder care
Women in Sports

Jason Zaremski, MD, keynote, University of Florida

Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD, keynote, University of Kentucky

Alex Creighton, MD, UNC Orthopaedics

Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, UNC Exercise and Sport Science

Catherine Duncan, DPT, ATC, SCS, UNC Therapy Services

Nailah Adams, MD, MS, UNC Family Medicine

Multidisciplinary shoulder care

Jennifer Castillo, DPT, WCS, UNC Therapy Services

(rotator cuff tendinopathy and tear, adhesive capsulitis) Technology-informed Care

Chuck Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC, keynote, ATI Physical Therapy

Brett Pexa, PhD, ATC, keynote, High Point University

Nicole Lane, PA, UNC Orthopaedics

Adam Kiefer, PhD, UNC Exercise and Sport Science

Greg Summerville, MD, UNC Orthopaedics

Liz Watt, RD, UNC Physicians Network

Ganesh Kamath, MD, UNC Orthopaedics

Registration Information:

Available until September 21: Attendee Registration


Professional designation Early Bird
(until 8/31/23)
-Physicians (MD, DO) $225 $245
-Other providers (PA, NP, PT/PTA, AT)
and researchers
$150 $170
-Students/Residents/Fellows $100 $100
-UNC/UNCH providers and researchers (must register with unc email) $130 $150

Cancellation policy:

You may cancel your registration for a refund minus a 20% administration fee until Sept 8. Beginning September 9, there will be no refunds; however, if you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. quarantine or active COVID infection, natural disaster, death in family), registration fee can be carried forward to next year’s conference with approval. To request a refund or future credit, email