2020 Sports Medicine Symposium
THE FEMALE ATHLETE
- Friday, January 31
- 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Health Education Center (lower level of Lexington Avenue parking facility)
2201 Lexington Avenue, Ashland KY 41101
- Lunch will be provided
- This program is presented free of charge
Questions and to register? Call (606) 408-8288 or email
Introduction of speakers/facilitator
Andy Gilliland, M.D.
8:15 - 9 a.m.
ACL Injury and Prevention
Michael Chambers, M.D. & Ryan Sweeney, PT, DPT
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Female Athlete Triad: Nutritional Issues and Recommendations
Tim Bender, MS, RDN
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Mental Health and Female Athletes
David Rupp, M.D.
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Clinical Concussion Discussion
Andy Gilliland, M.D. & Gordon Givan, M.D.
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Keynote: Pink Concussion Discussion
Katherine Snedaker, LSW, executive director and founder of PINK Concussions,
a non-profit focused on female brain injury
Andy Gilliland, M.D.
Charles Andrew Gilliland, M.D., received his medical degree from Marshall
University School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. Dr. Gilliland completed
his family medicine residency at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem,
N.C., and his sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Gilliland is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine,
with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He also is certified
in ImPACT Neuropsychologic Testing. He is the Sports Medicine director
for King’s Daughters and also team physician for Kentucky Christian
University, Marshall University and Ashland Paul Blazer High School.
Michael Chambers, M.D.
Orthopedic surgeon Michael Chambers, M.D., received his medical degree
from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in
Johnson City, Tenn. Dr. Chambers completed his residency at the Marshall
University School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va., and his fellowship
at the Hughston Foundation Sports Medicine Program in Columbus, Ga. Dr.
Chambers recently received his subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Chambers practices at King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports
Medicine in Ashland, Ky., and Marshall Health in Huntington, W.Va. He
is team physician for Kentucky Christian University, Marshall University
and Russell High School.
Ryan Sweeney, PT, DPT
J. Ryan Sweeney, PT, DPT, received his doctorate of physical therapy from
Findlay University in Ohio in 2019. He earned a bachelor’s of science
in exercise science from Marshall University in 2014, as well as an associate’s
degree in applied science (physical therapy assistant) from the Marshall
Community and Technical College in 2009. He has been a part of the King’s
Daughters physical therapy team since 2009.
Tim Bender, MS, RDN
Tim Bender, MS, RDN, received his master’s of science in dietetics
from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and is currently working
on his doctor of education in leadership. Tim started his career in the
field of dietetics working as a clinical dietitian in the area of surgical
weight loss and medical weight management services. From 2008-2016, he
served as director of the $750,000 USDA grant-funded Marshall University
Nutrition Education Program as well as an adjunct professor in the dietetics
program. In 2016, he took on the role of assistant professor and the distance
dietetic internship coordinator for the Marshall University Dietetics
Department, and in 2017, became the sports dietitian for Marshall University
Athletics. Tim also serves as fellowship faculty for sports medicine at
the Marshall University School of Medicine.
David Rupp, M.D.
David Rupp, M.D., received his medical degree from Marshall University
School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. Dr. Rupp completed his residency
at Marshall University and his fellowship in primary care sports medicine
at Bon Secours St. Francis in Midlothian, Va. Dr. Rupp is an assistant
professor, the director of the sports medicine fellowship and medical
director at Marshall University.
Gordon Givan, M.D.
Gordon Givan, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Givan completed
his family medicine residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center,
South Bend, Ind., and his sports medicine fellowship at Riverside Methodist
Hospital/MaxSports, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Givan practices at King’s
Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Portsmouth, Ohio, and is
team physician for Shawnee State University and Portsmouth High School.
Katherine Snedaker, LCSW
Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, is a brain injury professional, therapist,
researcher, brain injury survivor and parent of a child with a brain injury.
She is the executive director and founder of PINK Concussions, a 501c3
non-profit organization, for female brain injury whether from sport, domestic
violence/assault, accidents or military service.
PINK Concussions’ mission is to drive change and innovation to develop
sex/gender-appropriate, evidence-based research approaches for identification,
management and support of women and girls with brain injuries.
Snedaker has presented on sex differences in brain injury for organizations
such as the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Defense
and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), the Defense Centers of Excellence
for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the American Academy
of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference, and the International Brain
Snedaker has produced seven international summits on female brain injury
with Georgetown University Medical Center, Palo Alto VA Healthcare System,
the International Brain Injury Association, the International Conference
on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury and Mount Sinai (CTE in Women).
She conducts research studies and facilitates ongoing support groups for
women, young women, veterans, and caregivers/parents as well as medical
professionals. Snedaker’s work with PINK Concussions has been featured
in Scientific American, Marie Claire, U.S. News and World Report, the
Washington Post, HEALTH magazine, STAT, AP the Big Story, and Neurology Advisor.
- Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut’s Education and Awareness Award
- Darien/Norwalk YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand female sports-related injuries and conditions such as ACL, female
athlete triad, mental health and concussions
- Discuss the importance of early detection and treatment of these sports-related injuries
- Understand the referral patterns for female sports injuries
- Understand the difference between male and female athlete injuries
- Explain what research tells us about female sports-related injuries
- Discuss the implications for the athlete
- Describe the appropriate diagnostics to evaluate these injuries
- Recognize the impact of limited guidelines and protocols related to female
- Identify risk factors, common signs and assessment tools that help identify
injured female athletes
- Discuss strategies for improving communication and better health outcomes
for the female athlete
Purpose: This educational activity is intended to enhance the knowledge and skill
of the healthcare professional in the diagnosis, treatment and education
of female athlete injuries.
Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied
health professionals, dietitians, athletic trainers and other healthcare
Faculty Disclosure Statement: The faculty disclosure policy of King’s Daughters and the Kentucky
Heart Foundation requires that faculty participating in an educational
activity disclose to the audience prior to the activity any relationship
with a commercial interest, which might pose a potential, or real conflict
of interest with regard to their participation in the activity. A commercial
interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or
distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
None of the presenters have anything to disclose.
Environmental Statement: To ensure your comfort, please bring a sweater or light jacket as room
temperatures may vary.
CME Statement: The Kentucky Heart Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Kentucky Medical
Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kentucky Heart Foundation, Inc. designates this LIVE continuing medical
education activity for a maximum of 4.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
Athletic Trainers: Up to 3 hours Category A CEs for Athletic Trainers BOC P3609-provided
by Marshall University.
CNE Statement: This program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for six (6)
contact hours. KBN #4-0036-1-21-068. Expires January 1, 2021. KBN approval
of an individual continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement
of program content. To receive credit, participants must provide nursing
license or Social Security number at registration, attend the entire program
and complete the evaluation tool.
(ADDED TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2020) Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association
for 4.75 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: January 27, 2022.
Approval Number: 1-20-KPTA.
- RSVP is required by Monday, January 27
(606) 408-8288, or
Laura.Patrick@kdmc.kdhs.us. Include name, professional credentials, employer, phone, email and full
home address when registering by email.
PLEASE NOTE the separate registration for all King’s Daughters team members
- Register online at KDHSU: Learning Opportunities-Enroll > 2020 Sports
Medicine Symposium: The Female Athlete > Enroll
(606) 408-0099 or email
Nichole.Stamper@kdmc.kdhs.us with any questions