Tops’l Charms with Sun, Sand and Sensational CME
Kicking things off with an on-court bang on Sunday afternoon, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, president of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science – and a certified tennis pro – gathered all meeting attendees together on Court #1 for a high-energy CME session, “Hitting Healthy: How to Avoid Injuries on the Court”. We left with new ideas about the most effective pre-match warm up (HINT: run the lines first, then only use one ball when hitting short to encourage consistency; run to pick up that one ball when an error is made). Neeru also included some helpful stroke modifications designed to avoid the most common tennis injuries in adult players.
High-quality CME talks continued throughout the week. Beginning with Norwegian cardiology resident Eivind Aabel’s discussion of standard cardiology treatments, medications and pricing in his native country, there was Luba Frank’s enthusiastic presentation of some highly technical videos on transcatheter aortic valve replacement and Nazeema Khan-Assad’s practical talk on pediatric orthopedic injuries. Randy Eckertpresented another state-of-the-art lecture on a current topic (CRISPR) that poses serious ethical considerations, and Bruce Dalkin was eloquent in tackling the ever-changing screening PSA question. Personal experiences prompted Mike Dawson’s interest in exploring the short- and long-term consequences of post-op delirium, and his informative lecture sparked a rigorous discussion; Brad Johnson’s excellent talk on pre-op evaluation tied in nicely with Mike’s lecture. Thought-provoking indeed was George Grave’sdiscussion of the controversial practice of earthing and grounding, given while attached to an electrical outlet via a 15-foot cord; then John Kirkpatrick finished out the lecture series with an update on the concierge medicine movement in the US.