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 Nguyen Sports Medicine Annual Symposium February 6th, 2016


Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016.

Time: 3:30 pm – 1 AM



The Boulevard Club
1491 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C2.   Phone: 416-532-3341


Dress Code: Formal / Black tie optional


Symposium Registration Fee:   90 $ 


Payment can be made via over the phone by credit card by calling

(416) 742-3736, mailing in a cheque or by cash

Please confirm registration by emailing:


Registered Attendees: 200


Symposium Director:


Dr. Duong Nguyen Medicine Professional Corporation


Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FRCSC/AAOS)

Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME)

Diplomate Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgery

Medical Director / Urgent Sports Injury & Fracture Clinic

MSc. Candidate/ Clinical Epidemiology & Health Research Methodology

Adjunct Clinical Professor - McMaster University

2489 Bloor Street West, Suite 102. Toronto, ON. M6S 1R6

Ph:(416)742-3736         Fax:(416)742-2818  

Website:          Email:  



Dear colleagues,


I am pleased to welcome you to the 2016 Annual Nguyen Sports Medicine Annual Symposium which aims to gather a broad spectrum of sub-specialties to discuss and debate recent advances in the field of health care, sports performance, orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. The aim of the symposium is to present a non-didactic, interactive, concise, focused, and practical approach to common clinical scenarios in sports medicine. The perspective is multifaceted and is seen through the lens of the various sub-specialties of primary care medicine, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic therapy, athletic training, coaching, teaching, nursing, law, politics, and business.


Last year’s sports medicine symposium held on Saturday February 7th, 2015 2015 was a success (  

and I would like to again thank the scientific committee, guest speakers, and all attendees for taking the time from their busy family and work commitments, brave the weather and travel from far to attend this special event to share their knowledge.



Learning objectives:  

Improve your knowledge of:


1. The up-to date management of sports-related injuries on and off the field and in the office setting

(epidemiology, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, prevention, treatment)

2. Management of common injuries in specific sports (soccer, basketball, hockey, performance arts)

3. The anatomy and pathology of injuries with X-ray, MRI & surgical/arthroscopic correlations.

4. The physical examination of the shoulder, elbow, and knee via live hands-on demonstrations, images and videos

5. Surgical indications for sports-related fractures and injuries commonly seen in the office

6. Joint injection techniques

7. Management of concussions

8. Recent research advances in the sports medicine literature.


These learning objectives were developed based on requests from the sports medicine community in the Greater Toronto Area throughout the year. Questions will be posed in the evaluation forms to assess the knowledge achieved by the participants. Answers will be posted on the website after the symposium and the aim is to translate this newly acquired knowledge into better patient care and health outcomes.


I look forward to the lively debates, questions, and contributions from our scientific committee/attendees. 


An ‘Excellence in Sports Medicine Education’ award will be presented to the best presenter of the symposium.


Please also save the date Saturday February 4th, 2017 for next year’s sports medicine symposium.




Dr. Duong Nguyen (Program Director)

Please click on link below for the final program:

Final Program Sports Medicine Symposium Feb6th2016.pdf



1. 2016 Best Spirit Award:  Siobhan Karam (Physiotherapy - Toronto, ON)

Topic: Sports concussion & return to play: avoiding pitfalls & management algorithms.

Award given to the individual that embodies all the qualities I envision in a symposium attendee (enthusiasm, preparedness, presentation skill, subspecialty knowledge, active participation, willingness to teach and share with others, & performance arts/creative movement skills.

2.   2016 Best Presentation Award: Mike Greiwe (Orthopedic Surgery – Kentucky, USA)

Award given to the individual with the presentation that demonstrated the following qualities: concise, non-didactic, non-theoretical, visual, and filled with practical, 'use tomorrow' pearls.

Topic: Shoulder open subpectoral biceps tenodesis: anatomy, imaging, indications and surgical video of the technique.

3.    2016 Best Participation Award: Aubrey So (Physiotherapy - Toronto, ON)

Award given to the individual that demonstrated the following qualities (punctuality, attendance of all the scientific sessions, actively engagement in the scientific discussions, attendance and participation in the scientific exhibits/booths, social skills, and attendance/participation in the networking gala).

Saturday, February 7th, 2015


3:30 PM-4:00PM  REGISTRATION – Location: Lounge / Mezzanine / Solarium


 Dr. Duong Nguyen – Orthopedic Surgery / Sports Medicine

                            Symposium location: Ballroom



Moderator: Michelle DeMarchi


4:10PM-4:15 PM  Post-ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation: Controversies in 2016

                           Jaime Vieira – Kinesiology Student

Lauren Costescu – Clinical Assistant / Physical Education Teacher / Kinesiologist

Stephanie Correa – Clinical Assistant / Registered Kinesiologist


4:20PM-4:25PM  Hip pain & gait abnormalities post-ACL reconstruction: manual therapy techniques 

                            Elizabeth Frey - Physiotherapist


4:25PM-4:30PM  ACL Rehabilitation in Female Athletes: Special Considerations  

                           Rebecca Shantz - Physiotherapist


4:35 PM-4:40PM  Open Chain Quadriceps Strengthening post-ACL reconstruction: when is it safe?

                            Sarah Elliott – Physiotherapist


4:45PM-4:50PM Bridging the gap between rehabilitation and return to play after a sports injury 

                           Paul Garvey- Physiotherapist


                           Nguyen Sports Medicine Symposium 2015 Best Presentation Award Ceremony


4:55PM-5:00PM  Manual Techniques for Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee: The 'Magic Hands’
Sarah Symmes - Physiotherapist


5:05PM-5:10PM Bracing for Sports Injuries – Clinical Indications            

                            Michelle DeMarchi – Physiotherapist / Osteopath





5:20PM-5:25PM  NSM  Urgent Sports Injury & Fracture Clinic – what you don’t want  to miss in the office / on the field

                            Dr. Duong Nguyen – Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine


5:30PM-5:35PM  Discussion



Moderator: Dr. Duong Nguyen              

 5:15PM-5:20PM       Injections for Cartilage Defects in the Knee – PRP, Stem Cell, Cortisone or HA: how do you choose?

                                 Prospective Cohort HA Study Results

Dr.Duong Nguyen – Orthopedic Surgery / Sports Medicine
Stephanie Correa – Clinical & Research Assistant / Registered Kinesiologist

6:00PM-6:05 PM  Discussion

6:10PM-6:20PM   BREAK


Moderators: Drs. Julia Burden & Neil Dilworth


6:25 PM-6:30PM Sports concussion & return to play: avoiding pitfalls & management algorithms

                            Dr. Neil Dilworth – Sports Medicine

                            Siobhan Karam – Physiotherapy


6:35 PM- 6:40PM Patella Dislocations in Athletes

                              Dr.Mark Leung – Sports Medicine

6:45 PM- 6:50PM Management of common  hockey injuries

                             Dr. Mukh Aheer – Sports Medicine


6:55 PM- 7:00PM Management of common Basketball injuries

                            Sam Gibbs – Osteopathy / Basketball Canada


7:05PM- 7:10PM Management of common injuries in dancers/performance artists

                            Dr. Sari Kraft– Sports Medicine


7:15PM- 7:20PM Pediatric sports medicine injuries: special considerations

                            Dr. Laura Purcell– Sports Medicine


7:25 PM- 7:30PM Panel Discussion

                             Drs. Neil Dilworth, Mark Leung, Mukh Aheer, Sam Gibbs, Laura Purcell, Sari Kraft.



Moderator: Dr. Duong Nguyen

7:35 PM-7:40 PM  Nguyen Sports MedicineResearch Institute - Updates in 2016

                              Dr. Duong Nguyen – Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

1. Pediatric ACL reconstruction – All Inside Physis Sparing Surgical Technique

 2. Sex, Age, and Graft Size as Predictors of ACL Re-Tear: a Multivariate Logistic Regression of a Cohort of 503 



3. Medial Patella Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction for Patella Instability


4. Arthroscopic Versus Open Labral Repair for Instability – A Meta-Analysis

                            5. Allograft ACL Reconstruction in Athletes over 35 – A Cost-Utility Analysis

                            6. Revision AC Joint Reconstruction – Published Book Chapter

                            7. Neuromuscular Training for the Prevention of ACL Tears in Young Female Soccer Athletes – A Health

                               Technology Assessment of the Clinical Evidence & Cost-Effectiveness


7:15PM- 7:20 PM      Motion Tracking & ACL Functional Testing

                                 Dr. Alex Lee – Sports Chiropractic Therapy

                                 Dr. Dana Kulic – PhD / Associate Professor. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

                                 Rezvan Kianifar – MSc. Candidate.  Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo



8:05 PM-8:10 PM  BREAK



Moderator: Dr. Duong Nguyen


7:55PM-8:00PM       NSMUrgent Sports Injury & Fracture Clinic – what you don’t want  to miss in the office / on the field

                                 Dr. Duong Nguyen – Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine


8:05 PM-8:10 PM      When the athlete gets into an MVA: what your patient can expect

                                 Bobby Kalsi – Lawyer. Kalsi & Associates.


8:15 -8:20 PM           Upcoming changes in the SABS / Accident Benefits in the Summer of 2016: What The Health Practitioner Needs to Know
Al Pace – Lawyer

                                 Albert Conforzi – Lawyer


 8:25 -8:30 PM           Defining catastrophic impairment
Fabio Longo – Lawyer


8:35 -8:40 PM           Anatomy of lawsuit: from injury to settlement
Michelle Kudlats – Lawyer


8:45 PM- 8:50PM     DISCUSSION


Moderator: Dr. Duong Nguyen


8:45 PM- 8:50PM Differential diagnosis of anterior shoulder pain and the subpectoral biceps tenodesis: anatomy,               imaging and surgical technique

                            Dr. Mike Greiwe – Orthopedic Surgery / Sports Medicine

8:55PM-9:00PM Shoulder Instability associated with bony defects - the Latarjet coracoid bone transfer:  anatomy, imaging, and surgical technique

                            Dr. Stephanie Hsu – Orthopedic Surgery / Sports Medicine

9:05 PM- 9:10PM Physical examination of the wrist and management of ulnar-sided wrist injuries in theathlete
 Dr. Sharon Kim – Plastic & Reconstructive Hand & Wrist Surgery

9:25 PM- 9:30 PM     Relaxation & meditation techniques for busy health professionals: burn out prevention.

                                 Emilie Etcubanez– RN / MSc. Nurse Educator

9:25 PM–9:30PM Discussion



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