Sports Medicine Grand Rounds: Sports Cardiology and Return to Play in Athletes with COVID-19

In Honor of Heart Month, Join Us Virtually for Sports Medicine Grand Rounds
Department of Sports Medicine
Department of Continuing Medical Education

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds: Sports Cardiology and Return to Play in Athletes with COVID-19

Virtual Webex Event

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 1 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers

Registration is not required. To attend the event, visit webex.

Key Note Speakers:
Jeffrey Lander, MD, FACC
Dr. Lander, a board-certified cardiologist with expertise in sports cardiology and cardiac imaging, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. After completing both residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, Dr. Lander returned to New Jersey where he was born and raised. He holds multiple board certifications, including cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography, and cardiovascular computed tomography. He holds the certification of Registered Physician in vascular interpretation. He has authored the American College of Cardiology’s Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Adolescent and Young Adult Athletes module, published several articles, as well as presented multiple research papers on a national level. Dr. Lander frequently lectures, is actively involved in teaching and providing talks for the American Heart Association and has been appointed Incoming President of the NJ Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Lander is the team cardiologist for Seton Hall University. He is also Co-Director of Sports Cardiology for RWJBarnabas Health.

Anthony Altobelli, III, MD, FACC
Dr. Altobelli, a board-certified cardiologist and internist, completed his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell, followed by a cardiovascular diseases fellowship with a concentration in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging at New York Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Altobelli is Chief of the Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension Division of the Medical Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He serves Co-Director of Sports Cardiology for RWJBarnabas Health and is a cardiology consultant for Princeton University Athletics. Dr. Altobelli is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Supportive Panel:

  • Josh Bershad, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Rutgers Athletics; Executive Vice President, Physician Services, RWJBarnabas Health; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS
  • Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM, Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center; Medical Director, The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; Assistant Team Physician, Rutgers Athletics; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS
  • Jason P. Womack, MD, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine; Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Rutgers Athletics Head Team Physician; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers-RWJMS

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand introductory sports cardiology concepts as it relates to ensuring safe athletic performance.
  • Understand current JAMA Cardiology Guidelines as it relates to Emerging Perspectives on Coronavirus and the Athletic Heart.
  • Describe the factors that influence cardiac assessment and evaluation following a diagnosis of COVID-19 in athletes.
  • Describe common cardiac concerns and imaging modalities as it relates to cardiac assessment for athletes that have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Residents, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other Healthcare Professionals

Registration is not required. To attend the event, visit webex.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 1 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers
AMA Credit Designation Statement: Saint Barnabas Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: Saint Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, transparency, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict(s) of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussion of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devises. This information will be available as part of the activity material.

Faculty Disclosures: No relevant financial relationship(s) apply to this program.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: No commercial support was provided for this continuing educational activity.

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Provider ID P10032. The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.