First Annual Sports Medicine Symposium: Lower Extremity Injuries in the Competitive Athlete

4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 4.5 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers

Keynote Speaker: Bryce Salvador

Bryce Salvador is a former National Hockey League (NHL) defenseman who played 14 NHL seasons, including the last eight as a member of the New Jersey Devils. He was named the 10th captain in New Jersey Devils’ history on January 17, 2013, and spent three seasons as the team’s captain. Salvador helped lead New Jersey to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, and finished second among the League’s defensemen with a career-high 4 goals, 10 assists, and 14 points while appearing in all 24 post-season games. He announced his retirement from the NHL on September 2, 2015. Salvador currently serves as MSG Networks studio analyst for all Devils’ home games and select road contests, having joined the MSG Networks broadcasting team for the 2017-18 season. He also works with the Devils’ organization with a focus on growing the sport in collaboration with youth hockey programs, grassroots efforts and the team’s rink partners throughout New Jersey. Salvador is Director and a driving force behind xHockeyProducts, a hockey training company and storefront which works to develop the best hockey training aids and interactive equipment possible.

  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • ACL Graft Choices
  • Femoral Stress Fracture
  • Evaluation and intervention for High Level Return to Play
  • Jones Fracture
  • Patella Instability
  • Cuboid Syndrome
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Turf Toe
Presenting Panel

Primary Care Sports Medicine
Jason Krystofiak, MD*
Jack Kripsak, DO*
Matt Parisi, MD*
Adam Redlich, MD
Steve Weintraub, DO*

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine
Humaira Ashraf, MD*
Ziva Petrin, MD*

Orthopedic Medicine/Sports Medicine
John Feldman, MD*
Charles Gatt, MD
Louis Rizio, MD*

Rehabilitative Sports Medicine
John Gallucci, MS, ATC, PT, DPT

*RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluation and identification of lower extremity injuries in the competitive athlete.
  • Knowledge of best practices as it relates to appropriate sideline assessment for the competitive athlete following a lower extremity injury.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic criteria as it relates to appropriate non-surgical and surgical intervention for lower extremity sports injuries.
  • Application of evidence based medicine and best practice in the competitive athlete for enhancing recovery and preventing re-injury.
Target Audience: 

Physicians, Residents, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other Healthcare Professionals


This event is free, but online registration is required through Webex:


AMA Credit Designation Statement: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: Cooperman 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 Cooperman 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.

Patient Safety Committee Work Product: Confidentiality Protection and Restrictions on Disclosure Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:2H-12.25b. & N.J.A.C. 8:43E-10.0


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.

Cancellation Policy: Participants will be notified within 48 hours in advance if cancellation of any program is necessary. Programs will only be cancelled for confirmed attendance of less than ten participants or if there is inclement weather that hinders participation. Notification of any cancellation will include a make-up date for participants to attend as an alternate option. Programs will not be cancelled more than once and any necessary make-up dates will be held.