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24th Annual Meeting – Musculoskeletal Medicine Day

Basel, Switzerland

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Musculoskeletal Medicine Day at the IADMS 24th Annual Meeting offers a series of in-depth lectures by experts on selected topics of current interest in dance medicine.  The conference is aimed at all health care practitioners who care for musculoskeletal problems in dancers, including orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation medicine physicians, osteopaths, podiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists/physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, somatic practitioners, Pilates instructors, and other allied health professionals.  Ample time will be allotted for discussion and the exchange of ideas amongst delegates and speakers.

Stadt-Casino – Hans Huber Saal

7:45 - 8:15 am  Registration; Tea and Coffee

8:15 - 8:30 am  Opening Remarks
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc, David S. Weiss, MD

Moderator:  David S. Weiss, MD

8:30 - 9:30 am  Achilles and patellar tendinopathy:  
Research on basic biology and new treatment methods
Håkan Alfredson, MD, Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Pure Sports Medicine Clinic, London, UK

Moderator:  Marika Molnar, PT, LAc

9:30 - 10:30 am  Ultrasound evaluation of tendinopathy in dancers
Scott Epsley, BPhty, GradCertSportsPhysio(Aus), Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy, Washington, DC, USA

10:30 - 11:00 am  Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:30 am  Panel Discussion:  Tendinopathy 
David S. Weiss, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA;
Håkan Alfredson, MD, Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Pure Sports Medicine Clinic, London, UK;
Scott Epsley, BPhty, Grad Cert Sports Physio, Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy, Washington, DC, USA;
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc, Director of Physical Therapy Services, New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet, Director, Westside Dance Physical Therapy, New York, New York, USA

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Posterior ankle pain in ballet dancers 
William G. Hamilton, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Orthopaedic Consultant, New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, New York, New York, USA

12:30 - 2:00 pm  Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:30 pm  Is there ever a simple ankle sprain in a dancer?  
A multidisciplinary approach to a dancer’s nemesis 
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc, Director of Physical Therapy Services, New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet, Director, Westside Dance Physical Therapy, New York, New York, USA;
Peter Lewton-Brain DO, MA, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Cannes, France; 
David S. Weiss, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

3:30 - 3:45 pm  Closing Remarks

 

Program subject to change

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Revised 13 Oct 2014

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