Phelps Hospital to Hold Conference on Sports Medicine and Trauma

The effects of sports-related injury and illness will be the lesson of the day on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s Sports Medicine and Trauma Conference. Phelps physicians, including neurologists, orthopedists and cardiologists, will present the latest information on identifying and managing sports-related injuries and medical conditions at this free day-long conference, which will be held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville, 1 Shady Lane Farm Road, Ossining.

Injury or illness due to sports activities range from a day of discomfort to life-long impairment. Prompt recognition and treatment are essential to maintaining the health of an athlete.  Topics will include collapse and sudden death of athletes, sports injury in the upper and lower extremities, diagnosis and management of cartilage injuries in the knee, the heart of the female athlete and spinal trauma.

The conference, sponsored by Phelps’ Department of Emergency Life Support Services and hosted by GE, will be of particular interest to EMTs, paramedics, athletic and personal trainers, coaches and school health professionals. Physicians and parents of athletes are also welcome.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required by contacting AnnMarie Savino at 914-366-3577 or by email at cee@pmhc.us.  When registering, please include registrants’ contact information.

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

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