Friday, October 24, 1997Faculty
Medical Planning for Equestrian Events 1PM Event Medicine Michael Chandler, M.D.
1:30 PM The Safety Officer at Equestrian Events Francis Rath, Esq., EMT
2 PM Panel Discussion Julie Ballard, M.D., moderator
2:30 PM Break
Individual Equestrian or Related Sports
2:45 PM Bull Riding Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries Greg Stewart, M.D.
3:15PM Safety Considerations in Vaulting Robert Faulkner, M.D.
3:45 PM Panel Discussion
6 PM Cocktail Reception
Saturday, October 25, 1997
The Equestrian Athlete
8 AM The Equestrian as Athlete Johanna Harris, M.A.
8:30 AM Get Fit to Ride Mary Midkiff
9 AM Sports Psychology for Equestrians Gerry Hodges, M.D.
9:30 AM Panel Discussion
10 AM Break
Equestrian Related Head Injury
10:15 AM Patient Presentation-Equestrian Head Injury
10:30 AM Closed Head Trauma: Evaluation and Management Robert D. Slaughter, M.D.
11 AM Mechanisms of Head Injuries in Equestrian Sports William Brooks, M.D.
11:30 AM Panel Discussion
12 Noon Luncheon
1:30 PM New Developments in the Evolution of Riding Helmets and Vests Bruce Blake
2 PM Trailering Emergencies Jim Hamilton, DVM
2:30 PM Panel Discussion
3 PM Break
3:15 PM Rehabilitating Equestrian Injuries Kevin Wilk, P.T.
3:45 PM Disaster Planning and Response with Horses Jim Hamilton, DVM
4:15 PM Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
David A. McLain, M.D., FACP, FACR
Board of Directors, American Medical Equestrian Association
Safety Committee Chairman, United States Combined Training Association
Chief of Rheumatology, Brookwood Medical Center
Julie Ballard, M.D.
Board of Directors, American Medical Equestrian Association
Medical Director for Equestrian Venue, Atlanta Olympics, 1996
CEO, Lexington Safety Products, Inc.
William Brooks, MD
President, American Medical Equestrian Association
Chairman, US Pony Club Safety Committee
Michael Chandler, M.D.
Medical Director, Birmingham City Stages Festival
Robert Faulkner, M.D.
Medical Consultant to the American Vaulting Association
Jim Hamilton, DVM
Author, Equine Emergencies on the Road
Member, Veterinary Emergency Management Team
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Southern Pines Equine Associates
Southern Pines, NC
Johanna Harris, MA
Editor, The Equestrian Athlete
Black Mountain, NC
Gerry Hodges, M.D.
Founder, Equestrian Resources
Author, Fitness, Performance, and the Female Equestrian
Creator, Women and Horses
Francis Rath, Esq., EMT
Attorney, EMT, Former Technical Delegate, American Horse Shows Association
Board of Governors, United States Combined Training Association
Safety Committee, USCTA
Great Falls, VA
Robert D. Slaughter, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clinic Medical Director
University of Alabama
Greg Stewart, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Orthopedics
Co-Director, Tulane Institute of Sportsmedicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Kevin Wilk, P.T.
National Director of Research and Clinical Education
Associate Clinical Director
HEALTHSOUTH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
The American Horse Council reports that there are 4.3 million Americans that ride horses for recreation, 3.6 million Americans that show, almost 1 million that participate in racing, and 7.1 million that are involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees, and volunteers. Unfortunately, those exposed to horses as a rider, groom, veterinarian, farrier, or volunteer may be subject to injury. In 1995, the National Electronic Surveillance System (NEISS), alone, reported 65,702 hospital emergency room admissions for horse related injuries. When non-emergency room injuries from all age groups and skill levels are included in these numbers, there is a major need to teach prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of these injuries. There is also a need to recognize and address the unique physical demands on the equestrian.
Purpose and Objectives
Through a series of tailored lectures and discussions, physicians will have the opportunity to learn and discuss practical information relevant to current and emerging clinical concerns regarding equestrian sports medicine. At the conclusion of the program, the participant should be able to:
Assess the need for planning for medical coverage of medical events and the role of the Safety Officer;
Recognize the inherent risks involved in bull riding and vaulting;
Identify the unique factors necessary for the equestrian athlete including fitness and sports psychology;
Determine extent and treatment of closed head injuries;
Describe the mechanisms of head injuries in equestrian sports;
Evaluate new developments in helmet and vest design;
Summarize management of trailering emergencies on the road;
Manage rehabilitation of equestrian injuries; and
Plan disaster response with horses.
David A. McLain, M.D.
William Brooks, M.D.
Kristina Bulas, M.D.
J. Thomas Byrd, M.D.
Doris Bixby Hammett, M.D.
The registration fee for the Equestrian Sports Medicine Symposium (8th Annual AMEA Meeting) is $175 (AMEA members receive a $25 discount). This fee includes course materials, luncheon, and refreshments.
Written notice of cancellation must be received one week before course date to avoid administrative charge of $50. Mail check and registration to: American Medical Equestrian Association, c/o David McLain, M.D., Suite 509, 2022 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209. Phone (205) 877-2555, Fax (205) 877-2790, e mail: email@example.com
As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the American Sports Medicine Institute designates this continuing medical education activity as meeting the criteria for 9.75 hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama 35244, a 4 diamond, 4 star hotel listed as one of the best hotels in the world. Seminar participants should make their own reservations directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-476- 7006 or 205-987-1600. Ask for the AMEA group rate of $105 Single/Double per night Standard Level or $140 single/Double per night Club Level. There is a charge of $10 per person above double occupancy except for children under 16. The Club Level includes breakfast and complimentary cocktails in a special Club Lounge. Ask the hotel for details. To receive the special rate, reservations should be made by 5 PM on September 23, 1997. A first night's room charge deposit is due on reservation by cash, check, or credit card. Deposits are refundable if canceled prior to 48 hours of arrival. Reservations received after the September 23 cut-off will be taken on a space and rate availability basis. Please note: There is a major football game in Birmingham the weekend of the seminar and the usual rate is $50 higher than the special group rate. An airport shuttle runs on a set schedule from 6 AM until 10:30 PM. Reservations are required and should be made 30 days prior to arrival. There are at least 10 restaurants within walking distance of the hotel as well as stores and theatres.
This meeting is sponsored by the American Medical Equestrian Association and jointly sponsored by the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Our grateful acknowledgement to Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Merck, and others.
Friday, October 24 8 AM-Noon AMEA Board Meeting 4:15 PM AMEA Membership meetingVenue