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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.

2020 St. Luke's Sports Medicine Monthly Conference Schedule

  • January 9, 2020: Supplements and Sports Nutrition
    • Kaleb Redden DO – St Luke’s Sports Medicine
  • February 13, 2020: Hypermobility Syndromes
    • Patrick Knibbe MD – St Luke’s Rheumatology  
  • March 12, 2020: St Luke’s AT & PT Residents: Evidence Based Case Study Reports
    • Nathaniel Acree LAT, ATC, Nate Kirby DPT, ATC, Austin Strabala LAT, ATC
  • April 9, 2020: Pharmacology in Sports Medicine
    • St Luke’s Pharmacy Residency
  • May 14, 2020: Management of Osteoarthritis
    • Tim Nicolello LAT, ATC – St Luke’s Total Joint Program
  • June-August: Break
    • No conferences during summer
  • September 10, 2020: Foot and Ankle Injuries  
    • Kaitlyn Neary MD – St Luke’s Orthopedics
  • October 8, 2020: Concussion Update  
    • Kurt Nilsson MD – St Luke’s Concussion Clinic/Sports Medicine
  • November 12, 2020: Regenerative Medicine  
    • Chad Johnson DO – St Luke’s Sports Medicine
  • December 10, 2020: Complex Knee ligament Reconstruction  
    • James Beckmann 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