CASEM Para & Adaptive Sport Medicine Course
The number of athletes with disabilities participating in organized sports and the popularity of the Paralympic Games is steadily increasing in both Canada and around the world. As with all types of athletes, sports injuries are common among athletes with disabilities.
Athletes with disabilities are predisposed to medical conditions and have a higher prevalence than that of a non-disabled individual. Understanding these conditions are vital to the proper prevention, care, and return to activity for these athletes.
The overarching objective of this adaptive sport medicine course is to educate the physician to provide medical care to the adaptive athlete across all disabilities and classifications. The course will look at unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, across the age range, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics.
The target audience is a physician of any specialty, with or without their CASEM diploma, who wishes to develop and enhance their knowledge of and skill in the care of the para-athlete. This course may also be of interest to allied health professionals.
The course will be held Wednesday, 29th of April 2020 in Banff, AB at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and breaks.