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Oct. 13-14: Sports Medicine Conference

Theme of this year's conference is "Sports Injury: Prediction, Prevention and Rehabilitation."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-11-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Human Performance is host for the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s 41st annual conference on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14 in the Centennial Student Ballroom at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This year’s conference theme is “Sports Injury: Prediction, Prevention and Rehabilitation,” and between 300 and 350 sports medicine professionals, faculty members and students are expected to attend.

Conference registration closed Oct. 7, but media interested in covering the conference or receiving more information may contact site coordinator Mary Visser, professor of human performance at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone at 507-389-2672 or by email at

The conference schedule is available online. The three keynote presentation topics and speakers include:

“Role of Biomechanics ACL Injury Risk in Adolescent Female Athletes”

  • Presented by Kevin Ford, director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory and associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Congdon School of Health Sciences at High Point University.

“Potential Value of Psychological Assessment in Lower Extremity Rehabilitation”

  • Presented by Terri Chmielewski, physical therapist/research scientist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida.

“Brain Injury Risk in Youth Football: What do we Really Know?” and “Heat Illness in Sports: Managing the Risk”

  • Presented by Thayne Munce, associate director of the Sanford Sports Science Institute.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Human Performance is part of the University’s College of Allied Health and Nursing.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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