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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 18, 2003

UI Hosts Hawkeye Sports Medicine Symposium

The 19th annual University of Iowa Hawkeye Sports Medicine Symposium will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, at the Quality Inn and Suites and Highlander Conference Center, 2525 North Dodge St., in Iowa City.

The symposium is intended to provide health care professionals with up-to-date information about diagnosis, management and prevention of a variety of injuries commonly incurred in sports participation. Symposium participants also will examine the factors involved in providing the highest quality of care to the competitive athlete. Presentations by UI faculty and invited experts will cover sports medicine topics of interest to family physicians, team physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants and nurses.

The registration fee for the two-day symposium is $275 for physicians, $300 for orthopedic surgeons and $150 for allied health care professionals, residents in training, student athletic trainers, Iowa Athletic Trainer Society members and the general public. All fees include registration, instruction, educational materials, continental breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and credit processing. Single-day attendance options also are available to all participants.

As part of the registration process, registrants may purchase tickets for the Gazette Hawkeye Challenge Basketball Tournament on Dec. 5 and 6. The UI men's basketball team will host Eastern Washington, Northern Illinois and Illinois-Chicago Friday and Saturday evenings.

Participants can access and print a symposium brochure and registration form at Participants can also receive information and register by contacting the Division of Continuing Medical Education at 319-335-8599.

The symposium has been approved for credit toward the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for nurses and athletic trainers. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees. Emergency Medicine Service Continuing Education Hours are available for completion of the entire program.

The symposium is sponsored by the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, UI Health Care, Sports Medicine Service, the UI College of Nursing and the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Participants: 319-335-8599; Media: Jennifer Brown, 319-335-9917,