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Wednesday July 29th
Link Opens at 07:30 AM
Opening Remarks at 08:00 AM
Virtual Conference - Online only
Furthering the conversation around the sports industry and medicine, the NBPA held the 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, sponsored by Orreco, which invited various industry professionals to the HQ to learn new methods in caring for the world’s greatest athletes.
Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cole is Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics and is the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center.
He is the Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital and leads the Rush Orthopedic Master’s Program. Dr. Cole is the 2020 President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Cole also holds several other leadership positions in national and international orthopedic societies.
He received an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His professional career outside of academia includes serving as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox, and a team physician for the Chicago Fire, Chicago Dogs, and DePaul University.
Since the age of 12, Mark has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University - where he briefly owned the most popular bar in town - Mark moved to Dallas. After a dispute with an employer who wanted him to clean instead of closing an important sale, Mark created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to later sell MicroSolutions in 1990 to CompuServe.
Since his acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, he has overseen the Mavs competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 - and becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. They are currently listed as one of Forbes' most valuable franchises in sports.
In addition to the Mavs, Mark first appeared as a "Shark" on the ABC show Shark Tank in 2011, becoming the first ever to live Tweet a TV show. He has been a star on the hit show ever since and is an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of small businesses.
About: Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and is recognized for treatment and research of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He serves on the Board of Directors at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, is Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation, and Program Director for the Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship. He is Co-Chair of Medical Affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai whose goal is to lead advancements in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine on a global scale.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache is Head Team Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Rams. He is the President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and President of the Herodicus Society. He is frequently recognized as a top sports medicine specialist, having been identified as one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful in LA Sports" by the Los Angeles Daily News. He is consistently selected as a top physician by peer review process and by renowned medical and sports publications and has been recognized as one of "Hollywood's Top Doctors" and as one of the "Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Los Angeles" by the The Hollywood Reporter.
Langston Galloway is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Galloway played college basketball for Saint Joseph's University. He signed for Pistons on 6th July 2017. Galloway previously played for the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Sacramento Kings.
About: Professor Hutchinson is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and a Professor of Medicine within the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Hutchinson’s research explores the “other brain” or the other 90% of cells in the brain and spinal cord. These immune-like cells are termed glia. Mark’s research has implicated the brain immune-like cells in the action of drugs of dependence and the negative side effects of pain treatments. He has pioneered research which has led to a new appreciation of how glia contribute to both the health and the diseases of the brain. His work has enabled the translation of compounds at the lab bench to clinical agents used at the bedside. His groundbreaking measurement tools have allowed objective measurement of a range of physiological states from pain to cognition, all utilising the mind-body connection.
Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS, is clinical professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to being a renowned neurosurgeon, he is a sports medicine expert, health and nutrition expert and Ironman triathlete. Dr. Maroon is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, specializing in minimally invasive procedures. He obtained his medical and neurosurgical training at Indiana University, Georgetown University, Oxford University in England and the University of Vermont. He conducted extensive research into neurotrauma, brain tumors and diseases of the spine, which has led to many innovative techniques for diagnosing and treating these disorders. His research efforts garnered him numerous awards from various national and international neurological societies. Dr. Maroon has been the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1981 and is medical director of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Dr. Scott Rodeo is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Clinician-Scientist at HSS, with appointments in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Sports Medicine Institute) and the Research Department (Tissue Engineering, Repair, and Regeneration Program). He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS. He specializes in sports medicine injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow. He also performs arthritis surgery of the knee and shoulder, including joint replacement surgery. He has specific expertise in complex knee reconstruction (including meniscus transplantation, cartilage resurfacing, osteotomy, and ligament reconstruction), treatment of shoulder instability, and rotator cuff tendon repair. His research focuses on the basic biology of tendon and ligament healing, meniscal allograft transplantation, and rotator cuff repair.
Dr. Rodeo cares for elite, professional, and everyday athletes alike. He was associate team physician of the New York Giants Football Team after 2000 and became head team physician after 2015. In 2004 and 2008 he served as Team Physician for USA Swimming and returned to this position for the London 2012 Olympic Games. You can read Dr. Rodeo's blog from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games or Dr. Rodeo's London 2012 Olympic Games blog.
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