May 23: Safety in Sports — a HOPE sports and performance meeting for people involved in sports

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May 23rd, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The HOPE sports and performance meeting, in honor of the late Allen Richardson, is coming up! This meeting is intended for all those involved with the care of Hawai’i athletes. That includes doctors of multiple specialties, nurses, physician assistants, residents, fellows, etc. It is all about getting to hear from your talented colleagues and learning about sports medicine and performance topics.

HOPE (Hawai’i Orthopaedic and Performance Education) is a nonprofit entity designed to bring Hawai’i sports practitioners together for free food, fun, education, CME and giving back to the community we live and thrive in. This event typically lasts for 2 hours and up to 2 CME credits are available per meeting (accrediting body JABSOM HCCME Consortium). You are welcome to stay, eat and leave as you have time for.

This meeting will include panels and didactic discussions around injuries in athletes and patients leading active lifestyles. Two orthopaedic surgeons will be giving high yield summary lectures on hand and spine injuries in the injured athlete. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the very hot topic of safety in sports. Nearly all sports, most notably football and soccer currently, are being discussed on a national and even global level regarding high injury rates. This, along with lasting effects long after retirement from the sport have sparked an interest in making sports participation safer through rule changes, equipment modifications and eduction of parents, coaches and health practitioners alike. The panel will weigh in on the topics and audience participation is encouraged.

Topic: Safety in Sports

Location is the Ed Wong Hospitality Room in the basement Level of the Stan Sheriff Center at UH Manoa, below the ticket offices.

Wednesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm dinner with agenda starting at 6pm

Introduction: Dr. S. Nicholas Crawford, MD


Dr. Greg Chow, MD – Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon – ‘Spine Injured Athlete’
Dr. Rey Gumboc, MD – Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon – ‘Hand & Wrist Injuries in Athletes’

Panel Discussion – ‘Injuries and Sport: Are We Doing Enough?’
Jen King, MD
Chris Chun
Cynthia Clivio, MEd, ATC
Lyn Nakagawa, MS, ATC, CSCS

· Food and Beverages: Will be provided

· Parking: Attendees will need to pay at the gate

This meeting has a strict policy against potential bias. All rules must be followed regarding sponsorship and disclosures; any questions please feel free to contact

HOPE gratefully acknowledges its sponsors for their support of this program for the athletic medical community:
Platinum Level Sponsor:
Educational & Nourishment Sponsors:
Stryker Orthopaedics
FysioTherapie Hawai’i
Game Ready