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Catastrophic Head and Neck Injuries Among Focus for NFL Team Physicians and Clinical Staff at Fourth Annual Injuries in Football Conference
Date:3/27/2009

The Andrews Institute brings national attention to injuries in football as it hosts conference chaired by its medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Gulf Breeze, FL (Vocus) March 27, 2009 -- The fourth annual Injuries in Football Conference hosted by the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will attract top physicians, physical therapists and other professionals from around the country including members from the National Football League and NCAA. The three-day national conference on football injuries will be held April 2 - 4, 2009 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach.

Keynote speakers include the following team physicians, physical therapists, and head athletic trainers from the NFL and NCAA:

  • Dr. James Andrews, Team Physician for the Washington Redskins - Course Chairman
  • Dr. Lonnie Paulos, Medical Director and Vice President of the Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute
  • Dr. Tom Byrd, Team Physician for the Tennessee Titans
  • Dr. Michael D. Goodlett, Team Physician for Auburn University
  • Michael Ryan, Head Athletic Trainer from the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Larry Hess, Director of Rehabilitation for the Washington Redskins
  • Scottie Patton, Head Athletic Trainer for the New Orleans Saints
  • Mario Bizzini, MS, PT, Research Associate, FIFA * Medical Research & Assessment Centre (F-MARC), Zürich, Switzerland
  • Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, President of the American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section

The Injuries in Football conference expects over 150 registered participants from around the globe. The conference will cover a range of topics including the rehabilitation of football injuries, the evaluation and management of head and spinal cord injuries, cardiac concerns and primary care issues. Courses are designed for athletic trainers, biomechanists, physical therapists, sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, certified personal trainers and others who work with athletes in the sport of football.

"The Andrews Institute has a primary focus on research and education related to injury prevention," said Chad Gilliland, a certified athletic trainer and chief operations officer for the Andrews Institute. "This conference will focus on key injury prevention techniques to keep football athletes safe and healthy for years to come. What is discussed and utilized for the professional athletes will trickle down to youth coaches to keep our young kids safe."

James R. Andrews, M.D., the renowned orthopaedic surgeon for whom the institute is named, will open the first session at 1 p.m. on April 2.

Registration and course information can be found at www.theandrewsinstitute.com.

About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine:
Located minutes from Pensacola, Florida in Gulf Breeze, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The Institute's 40 physicians and medical experts provide top-notch service to every patient and it's the only place in the world to offer surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehab and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport's greatest professional athletes. www.theandrewsinstitute.com

The Andrews Institute is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Nationally recognized for performance excellence and quality achievement, Baptist received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2003; and has consistently ranked in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction as recognized by Press Ganey. Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Home Health Care and Durable Medical Equipment, Baptist Leadership Institute, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and Lakeview Center. With more than 5,000 employees, Baptist Health Care is the largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida. For more information, please visit www.ebaptisthealthcare.org

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