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3rd Annual Blue Ridge Sports Symposium

Blue Ridge Region / 30 Dec 2021

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Please join EmergeOrtho | Blue Ridge Region, in collaboration with MAHEC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, for the third annual Blue Ridge Sports Medicine Symposium 2022.

This exciting event will cover a variety of subjects and provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the treatment of athletes. Our topics include:

  • Emerging Trends in Tendinopathy
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Ankle Sprains and Ligament Reconstructions
  • Stress Fractures
  • Disordered Eating and Mental Health in the Athlete
  • Shoulder Instability in the Athlete
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries

Symposium presenters will include EmergeOrtho subspecialists and a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Care specialist from MAHEC. The keynote address will be given by David Berkoff, MD, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

This symposium will be offered in the traditional in-person format on MAHEC’s campus in Asheville, NC. However, we will also provide the option to attend virtually from the comfort of your own home via live webinar (WebEx platform).


Target audience includes physicians, advanced practice providers, school nurses, registered nurses, OT/OTAs, PT/PTAs, students, athletic trainers, athletic directors, coaches, and all other interested individuals.


  • Discuss current concepts in shoulder instability in the athlete
  • Identify emerging trends in tendinopathy
  • Review ankle sprains and ligament reconstructions
  • Describe patient presentation with TFCC injury
  • State the importance of sports cardiology for the athlete
  • Identify causes and treatments for stress fractures
  • Discuss updates from the IOC on screening for mental health issues in the athlete – who, how, and why


9:00-9:30: Registration, WebEx Connection, and Light Breakfast (provided on-site only)

9:30-9:45: Course Overview (Ronnie Metcalf, EdD, RN-BC, ONC & Robert Boykin, MD)

9:45-10:45: Emerging Trends in Tendinopathy (David Berkoff, MD)

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-11:30: Shoulder Instability in the Athlete: Current Concepts (Robert Boykin, MD)

11:30-12:00: Stress Fractures (Patrick King, MD, CAQSM)

12:00-12:45: Lunch (provided on-site only)

12:45-1:15: Screening Is Not Just for Primary Care: Disordered Eating and Mental Health in the Athlete (Jessica Knapp, DO, CAQSM)

1:15-1:45: Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries (Aimee Riley, DO)

1:45-2:00: Break

2:00-2:30: Spots Cardiology (Mike Shea, MD)

2:30-3:00: Ankle Sprains and Ligament Reconstructions: Arthroscopic vs. Open Lateral and Medial Ligament Reconstruction (Pete Mangone, MD)


Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation: MAHEC is accredited by the NC Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity.

4.25 Nursing Contact Hours

MAHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.

Athletic Trainers

NC AHEC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc., to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 4.25 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.

Occupational Therapists and Assistants

As of July 1, 2018, the NCBOT no longer accepts applications for pre-approval of CCAs. OT practitioners need to make sure they are completing activities that comply with Section .0800 of the NCBOT Rules. 4.25 CCAs. Please select contact hours for your certificate.

CEUs: MAHEC designates this live CE activity as meeting the criteria for 0.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this live CE activity as meeting the criteria for 4.25 contact hours.


MAHEC Education Building
Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus
121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

From I-40 E: Take Exit 50 and turn left onto Hendersonville Road.

From I-40 W: Take Exit 50B and merge onto Hendersonville Road.

At the first light, turn left into the DoubleTree Hotel complex. Turn left (away from the hotel). You will see a steep driveway on your right. Turn right and go up that driveway to the MAHEC Biltmore Campus.

From 19-23 (I-26): Take 240 East to Exit 5B (Charlotte Street). Exit right onto Charlotte Street. At the 4th light, make a left onto Biltmore Avenue. Proceed through 8 traffic lights. At the 9th light, turn right into the DoubleTree Hotel complex. Turn left (away from the hotel). You will see a steep driveway on your right. Turn right and go up that driveway to the MAHEC Biltmore Campus.


Early registration deadline: April 22, 2022

Program fees include administrative costs, educational materials, a light breakfast, and lunch (meals provided in person at MAHEC only). If your registration is received after the early registration deadline listed above, the total fee will be the registration fee + $15.00.

MAHEC has a pay-up-front policy for all CE programs. The only exceptions will be for pre-approved programs where an individual payment plan is appropriate. Registrations that are received without accompanying payment will not be processed and participants who have not paid the course fee will not be admitted into the program.

Unless otherwise noted in course materials, the following cancellation policy applies to all programs:

  • Cancellations must be in writing (via fax, email, or mail)
  • Cancellations received more than 2 weeks prior to the event will receive 100% refund
  • Cancellations received between two weeks and two full business days prior to the first day of the event are refunded at 70% of the registration fee subject to a minimum $25 cancellation fee
  • No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than two full business days prior to the event
  • No vouchers will be issued in lieu of a refund
  • Transfers/substitute(s) are welcome (please notify us in advance of the program)

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