Press Room

May 12, 2014

Exclusive Coverage of First Annual International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, June 13-14, 2014:

Orthopedics Today to report live from Boulder, Colo.

Thorofare, NJ –The University of Colorado’s First Annual International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress will feature exclusive coverage by Orthopedics Today from June 13-14, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. Daily live reports will be published online at Healio.com/Orthopedics.

Coverage will include a range of extreme sports medicine-related topics on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injury. Topics includes:

  • ​Injuries in Extreme Sports (rock and ice climbing, skydiving, surfing, BASE jumping, rodeo, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, mountain running and biking, kite surfing, snow kiting, paragliding, sailing, X-games, inline skating, Ironman, snow sledge and motocross);
  • Endocrinology-related concerns for the extreme athlete, including diabetes mellitus, endocrine stress reactivity and anorexia athletica;
  • Mental characteristics of the extreme sports athlete; and
  • Prevention of injuries, such as the young climber epiphyseal injuries, ground fall and rock hit trauma, and shoulder dislocation​

“It’s about time we develop and define a new field within sports medicine being adventure sports or extreme sports medicine,” said Omer Dr. Mei-Dan, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the of University of Colorado, I think that we are moving forward across the board into a subspecialty era and there is definitely enough room with the progression and advancement of these sports to have a subspecialty of adventure sports medicine and the related injuries, epidemiology, treatment and return to play of these athletes.”

As part of this collaboration, the Orthopedics Today editorial staff will be reporting Congress news live from the podium and be published in the July issue of Orthopedics Today and online at Healio.com.

“We are honored to partner with the University of Colorado, one of the top names in orthopedics, for their inaugural Congress,” said Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, Chief Content Officer, SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Orthopedics Today, “We are thrilled to have been selected as exclusive media partner and look forward to working closely to cover this exciting event live.”

To learn more, visit 2014 Extreme Sports Medicine Congress.

SLACK Incorporated is a leading publisher of specialty newspapers and clinical journals for physicians, including Orthopedics Today and Orthopedics. Now in its 34nd year of publication, Orthopedics Today is a leading information source for orthopedic surgeons, delivering a unique mix of daily news paired with perspective from leaders in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.

For more information, contact Lee Gaymon, Senior Director, Audience Development & Marketing, at lgaymon@slackinc.com, 856.848.1000 ext. 356.

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