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2013 USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium

SportsMedicineSymposiumPoster_v3BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby today announced details for the 2013 USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium, a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for all involved in rugby player welfare. The fourth installment of the Symposium will coincide with the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, Nev., from Thursday to Friday, February 7-8.

The medical conference provides state-of-the-art education to help physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, physician assistants, healthcare students, nurses and massage therapists to continue to provide the best medical care for those that participate in the game of rugby. Last year’s conference had 120 participants from 14 different countries.

The Sports Medicine Symposium, hosted by Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, is a great opportunity to network with peers and includes a standout group of speakers, including the head team physician for USA Rugby 7s, David Chao, who will discuss a wide range of sports medicine topics.

Day one of the Symposium will solely be focused on concussions in the game, while day two will cover such topics as injury evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation. There will also be live surgical demonstrations done on cadavers.

This is the only conference exclusive to international healthcare providers for the rugby game. With the USA Sevens in action, the Symposium is also a great opportunity to witness the best players and medical professionals from around the world.

For more information and registration details, please visit the 2013 USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium website.

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Registration Fees:
Full Symposium – Both Days: $225 (through January 31)
Late Registration & Walk-Up Registration: $275 (After January 31)
Thursday Only: $150
Student Registration: $100

About USA Rugby

Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts over 30 national playoff and championship events every year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit for more information.


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This entry was posted on January 17, 2013 by in Coaching.

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