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AOSSM has partnered with team physicians and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to bring you the latest sports medicine education, hands-on practice with expert faculty, in a state-of-the art learning environment at the OLC Education & Conference Center.

The agenda covers various medical topics that impact the baseball athlete. Through didactic lectures, case discussions, panel discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on cadaver practice, this course will strengthen your decision-making and diagnostic skills in the care of youth, collegiate and professional athletes in a team sport setting.

Physicians will test their surgical skills in UCL reconstruction, arthroscopic labrum repair, and bicep tenodesis. Athletic trainers will have the opportunity to be up close to see how physicians performs the surgery, ask questions, and potentially help with the procedure.
Learning Objectives

Upon course completion, learners should be able to:

  • Analyze epidemiological trends in baseball injuries for youth, collegiate and professional players.
  • Integrate prevention strategies with their health care team(s) to improve musculoskeletal and medical health for players.
  • Assess and apply surgical and non-surgical treatment recommendations and rehabilitation protocols for the management of essential musculoskeletal and medical conditions.
  • Implement strategies to institutionalize enhanced collaboration between allied health personnel and team physicians to care for athletes.
Course Co-Chairs
Marc I. Harwood, MD, Rothman Institute
Mark S. Schickendantz, MD, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health
Michael Salazar, DAT, MAE, LAT, ATC, Minnesota Twins

Distinguished Lecturer
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush


Joseph Benge, ATC/LAT, Tampa Bay Rays
Alex B. Behar, MD, Edward-Elmhurst Health
Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Gary J. Calabrese, DPT, PT, Cleveland Clinic
Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD, Hospital for Special Surgery
Salvatore J. Frangiamore, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Michael T. Freehill, MD, Standford University
Jason A. Genin, DO, Cleveland Indians
Thomas J. Graham, MD, NYU Longone
Robert Gray, MD, NorthShore University HeathSystem
Christopher Hicks, MD, PM&R, University of Chicago
T. Sean Lynch, MD, Henry Ford Health System
Ryan Maid, PhD, Kansas City Royals
Kirk A. McCullough, MD, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City
Keith Meister, MD, TMI Sports Medicine and Ortho
James Quinlan PT, AT, Cleveland Indians
Paul M. Saluan, MD, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Scott Sheridan, PT, ATC, Major League Baseball
Meeta Singh, MD, Henry Ford Health Systems
Stephen A. Stache, MD, Rothman Institute
Todd Tomczyk, MS. ATC/LAT, Pittsburg Pirates
Nikhil N. Verma, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago White Sox
Rajiv Kumar Verma, DO, NorthShore University Health System
Brett Walker, PT, AT, Chicago White Sox
Kathleen Weber, MD, MS, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Program: AOSSM attests that the people responsible for developing this live activity did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters.


Thursday, November 11th


Presentation Topic


2:00–2:55 pm

Attendee Check-in/Registration


2:55–3:00 pm

Welcome and Course Overview

Course Chairs:

Marc I. Harwood, MD, Rothman Institute

Michael Salazar, DAT, MAE, LAT, ATC, Minnesota Twins

Mark S. Schickendantz, MD, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health

3:00–4:00 pm


Moderator: Keith Meister, MD

3:00–3:15 pm

The New Normal: Adaptation or Pathology?

Mark S. Schickendantz, MD

3:15–3:30 pm

Biomechanics of Throwing

Michael T. Freehill, MD

3:30–3:45 pm

Physical Assessment of the Throwing Athlete

Gary J. Calabrese, DPT

3:45-4:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Gary J. Calabrese, DPT, PT; Michael T. Freehill, MD; Mark S. Schickendantz, MD

4:00-5:00 pm


Moderator: Michael T. Freehill, MD

4:00–4:30 pm

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in Baseball

Thomas J. Graham, MD


4:30–4:45 pm

Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Problems

Paul M. Saluan, MD

4:45–5:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Thomas J. Graham, MD; Paul M. Saluan, MD

5:00–5:45 pm Dinner

5:45–7:00 pm


Moderator: Michael T. Freehill, MD

5:45–6:00 pm

UCL Surgery: Reconstruction or Repair?

Nikhil N. Verma, MD

6:00–6:15 pm

Medial Elbow Pain: When It’s not the UCL

Keith Meister, MD

6:15–6:30 pm

Managing Complex Elbow Programs

Keith Meister, MD

6:30- 6:45 pm

Panel Discussion with Cases

Panelists: Keith Meister, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD

6:45–7:00 pm Break

7:00–8:15 pm


Moderator: Keith Meister, MD

7:00–7:15 pm

Labrum Repair or Biceps Tenodesis?

Nikhil N. Verma, MD

7:15–7:30 pm

Managing Rotator Cuff Injuries in Pitchers

Salvatore J. Frangiamore, MD

7:30-7:45 pm

Shoulder Instability in Throwers

Mark S. Schickendantz, MD

7:45-8:00 pm

Post-Op Rehab Prescriptions for the Shoulder

Gary J. Calabrese, DPT


8:00–8:15 pm

Panel Discussion with Cases

Panelists: Gary Calabrese, DPT, PT; Salvatore J. Frangiamore, MD; Mark Schickendantz, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD

8:15–9:30 pm


Moderator: Jason A. Genin, DO

8:15–8:30 pm

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Jason A. Genin, DO

8:30–9:30 pm

LAB: Ultrasound: Shoulder and Elbow

Alex B. Behar, MD; Robert Gray, MD; Christopher Hicks, MD; Rajiv Kumar Verma, DO;

Friday, November 12th

7:30-8:00 am Breakfast


Presentation Topic


8:00–10:15 am


Moderator: Kathleen M. Weber, MD, MS

8:00–8:15 am

Management of the Concussed Athlete

Stephen A. Stache, MD

8:15–8:30 am

Thoracic Outlet/Vascular Problems

Kathleen M. Weber, MD, MS

8:30–8:45 am

Cardiac Screening: What’s Adequate?

Marc I. Harwood, MD

8:45–9:15 am

Sleep: Making Restoration a Competitive Advantage

Meeta Singh, MD

9:15–9:45 am

Mental Health and Skills: Power of the Mind

Ryan Maid, PhD

9:45–10:15 am

Panel Discussion with Cases


Panelists: MD; Marc I. Harwood, MD; Meeta Singh, MD, Steve A. Stache

10:15–10:30 am Break

10:30 am-12:00pm


Moderator: Gary J. Calabrese, DPT, PT

10:30–10:45 am

Preseason Evaluation: Key Parameters

Scott Sheridan, PT/ATC

10:45-11: 00 am

Wearable Technology: How Does It Help Us?

Todd Tomczyk, ATC/LAT

11:00–11:15 am

Performance Enrichment Modalities

Joseph Benge, ATC/LAT

11:15–11:30 am

Return to Play: What Matters

James Quinlan, PT, AT

11:30–12:00 pm

Panel Discussion with Cases

Panelists: Joseph Benge, ATC/LAT; James Quinlan, PT, AT; Todd Tomczyk, ATC/LAT

Saturday, November 13th

7:15 – 8:45 am Breakfast


Presentation Topic


7:45-8:30 am

Keynote: Ortho-biologics in Baseball

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA

8:30 am-12:00 pm



8:30-10:00 am

UCL Reconstruction and Repair

Mark Schickendantz, MD

10:00-1:00 am

Arthroscopic Labrum Repair

Nikhil N. Verma, MD

11:00-12:00 pm

Biceps Tenodesis

Nikhil N. Verma, MD

Speakers subject to change

Registration & Hotel

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Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed for physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, and those involved with the management, prevention, or rehabilitation of injuries to the baseball athlete.


Registration Type

Early Bird until October 11

Regular Rate after October 12

Member Physician



Non-Member Physician



Allied Health – with lab



Allied Health – without lab






Registration includes meals each day

Register Risk-Free:
AOSSM fully recognizes that every individual’s situation is changing daily, and our goal is to make your decision to register in advance as simple as possible.  Once registered, if you’re unable to attend the meeting, full refunds will be available when canceling before October 13, 2021 by sending a written request to After October 13, 2021 there will be a $150.00 processing fee.

OLC Education & Conference Center, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at Hyatt Rosemont, located one block from the OLC Education & Conference Center, at a group rate of $124, plus taxes. Reservations may be made here or by calling 847.518.1234 and asking for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine room block. The room reservation deadline is October 20, 2021, pending availability. Reservations after this date may be at a higher rate. Attendees are encouraged to book early.

CME & Disclaimers

Continuing Medical Education Credit: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (BOC AP# P460) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 20.25 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Disclaimer: The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available by the AOSSM for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. Neither the content (whether written or oral) of any course, seminar, or other presentation in the program, nor the use of a specific product in conjunction therewith, nor the exhibition of any materials by any parties coincident with the program, should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented, the products used, or the materials exhibited by the AOSSM, or its Committees, Commissions, or Affiliates. The AOSSM makes no statements, representations, or warranties (whether written or oral) regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) status of any product used or referred to in conjunction with any course, seminar, or other presentation being made available as part of this course. Faculty members shall have sole responsibility to inform attendees of the FDA status of each product that is used in conjunction with any course, seminar, or presentation and whether such use of the product is in compliance with FDA regulations.

Disclosure Statement
: In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine that faculty and planners disclose to the learners all financial relationships during the past twelve months with any commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any and all disclosures will be provided in the final program that is distributed at the meeting to program participants. In accordance with AOSSM policy, faculty participation is predicated upon timely submission and review of AOSSM disclosures. Non-compliance results in faculty being stricken from the program.

Americans with Disabilities Act
: The AOSSM wishes to take those steps to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this program, please contact AOSSM prior to arrival at