Clinics and Conferences
Vail Valley Medical Center will again play host to this year's presentation of the USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course. The 2016 MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Outdoor practical training scenarios are planned to be taught Saturday at Beaver Creek Ski Resort to review the skills taught in the classroom. Advanced skiing and/or snowboarding skills are required for on hill scenarios.
The MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail Valley Resorts, and Eagle County Paramedic Services.
Conference Dates: December 9/10 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday evening, December 8th. 6-8pm
Arrival: Thursday December 8th.
Location: Park Hyatt Resort, Beaver Creek, CO
Registration Deadline: Novemeber 1st 2016: REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE, please contact Gillian Bower for details. email@example.com
Conference Fee: $695 per Physician
Attendance is limited and is by invite only to the USSA Physician Pool.
USSA MESS COURSE 2015 Agenda - INFORMATIONAL ONLY. 2016 AGENDA WILL BE UPDATED IN OCTOBER 2016.
Course Coordinator: Gillian Bower firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 10th 2015
Friday December 11th 2015
Evening Breakout Sessions: (20 min stations)
For new Pool Members / Applicants and any that wish to join in.
Saturday December 12th 2015
PT/ATC MESS Course
Intermountain Healthcare's Park City Medical Center will host the USSA PT/ATC Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course again in 2017. The 2017 PT/ATC MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Advanced understanding of our return to snow testing and progression as well as evaluation and management of concussion will be the focus of this year’s course.
The PT/ATC MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare / Park City Medical Center.
Conference Fee: $450
Registration for the 2017 Course will open in early 2017.
Next Course Dates: TBD 2017.
PT/ATC MESS Agenda 2017
USSA PT/ATC MESS COURSE 2015: INFORMATIONAL ONLY.
Course Director: Gillian Bower PT SCS
Tuesday May 12 – Thursday May 14th:
Emergency Response for the Physical Therapist presented by the Sports Physical Therapy Section. (Includes CRP for Healthcare Professionals, based on Red Cross Emergency Responder Course)
Register separately at: SPTS EMR Course Park City Utah
Friday, May 15th 2015: The USSA Center of Excellence, Park City Utah
8:00-8:15am Course Structure and Objectives - Gillian Bower DPT SCS
8:15-8:45am Introduction to USSA - Kyle Wilkens PA-C, L-ATC
8:45-9:30am Management of Concussion – Jeffrey Kutcher MD
9:30- 10:30am USSA Concussion Policy and Return to Snow – Kyle Wilkens PA-C, L-ATC
10:45-11:30am USSA Procedure – Medical Records and Medication Dispensing Gillian Bower DPT SCS
11:30- 12:00pm Athlete Management Platform (AMP) – Chris Antinori ATC PES CES
12:00– 1:00pm LUNCH (provided)
1:00 – 2:00pm Injury Patterns in Freeskiing and Snowboarding Gillian Bower DPT SCS
2:00- 3:00pm Return to Snow and Return to Competition Criteria and Progressions. – Jen Kimball DPT SCS OCS
3:00-5:00pm Practical Stations for Return To Sport Testing
Sport Science Testing Components
Sports Medicine Testing Components
5:00-5:30pm Adjourn – Questions and Informal Discussions
with USSA Staff.
Saturday, May 16th 2015
8:30-9:00am On the hill "Racer Down" - Steve Zuckerman
9:00-9:30am Rapid Trauma Assessment in Venue - Steve Zuckerman
9:30-10:00am General Medicine - Nick Monson MD
10:00-10:30am Dental Emergencies - Jim Harding DDS
10:45- 11:30am Role of the Team Physio/ Trainer - Greg Heuer ATC
11:30- 12:30pm Review of Prohibited Substances and Methods - Gillian Bower DPT SCS
12:30-1:00pm Questions / Panel
1:00-2:00pm Lunch (Provided)
2:00– 4:00pm Practical Stations: (30 min each)
SWAY / SCAT-3 /ImPACT
Trauma Pack and Medication Kit Review
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