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Sports Medicine Conferences

The Boise Monthly Sports Medicine Conferences provide continuing education for ATs, PTs, RNs, PAs, FNPs, and physicians who have an interest in or provide medical coverage for athletes. A strict emphasis is placed on evidence-based approaches to care and management of these patients. There is no fee for attendance of the monthly sports medicine conference series.

The conference is accredited by the Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium. BOC EBP credits are offered to ATs. PTs and RNs can also obtain continuing education credits from their respective governing bodies. CME/CEU are provided at one (1) contact hour per conference.

The Monthly Conference series is sponsored by St Luke’s Sports Medicine through faculty and staffing resources. Conferences will generally be held on the second Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 a.m., January through December, with a break during the summer months; June, July, and August. Conferences are held at St. Luke’s Boise campus, Anderson Center, Ada Rooms 2 and 3.

2019 St. Luke's Sports Medicine Monthly Conference Schedule

  • January 10, 2019: Hip Pathologies and Rehabilitation Considerations
    • Mary Hughes, PT – St. Luke's Rehabilitation
  • February 14, 2019: Cartilage Lesions and Current Treatment Options
    • Tracye Lawyer, MD – St. Luke's Clinic – Orthopedics
  • March 14, 2019: The Athlete’s Heart
    • Jennifer Anderson, MD – Saint Alphonsus
  • April 11, 2019: St. Luke’s AT & PT Residents; Evidence Based Case Study Reports
    • Sarah Gilleland, LAT, ATC; James Liaw, DPT; and Kendall Robinson, LAT, ATC
  • May 9, 2019: SI Joint Injuries in Female Athletes
    • Kala Whitworth, DPT – Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
  • June-August: Break
    • No conferences during summer
  • September 12, 2019: Environmental Issues Related to Sports
    • Chris Lawler, MD – St. Luke’s Sports Medicine 
  • October 10, 2019: Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
    • Zach Braddock, DPT, SCS – St. Luke’s Rehabilitation 
  • November 14, 2019: Hypermobility: Treatments and Care
    • Jared Johnson, MD – St. Luke’s Sports Medicine
  • December 12, 2019: Nerve Ablation of the Lumbar Spine
    • Tobias Gopon, MD – St. Luke's Sports Medicine

Programming Team

  • James Beckmann, MD - Medical Director
  • Tom Koto, ATC - Continuing Education and Planning
  • Forrest Pecha, ATC - Content and Planning
  • Heather Lopez, PT - Content
  • Kurt Nilsson, MD - Content