UAMS to Host Free Sports Medicine Symposium Sept. 6

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Several sports medicine experts from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) highlight the roster for a free informative session for players, coaches and the general public.


The Sports Medicine Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at the Sam Walton Auditorium on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


Free parking will be available in the UAMS outpatient parking deck at the corner of West Capital Avenue (5th street) and Cedar Street. Light refreshments will also be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 501-686-8181.


Unfortunately, sports injuries are part of the game. If you have a sports injury, are a coach, or if you’re simply interested in learning about the latest treatments available, attending this informative session will have you at the top of your game. In addition to hearing from some of the sports medicine field’s top speakers, there will be several exhibits from medical suppliers.


Speakers include:


  • Ash Hasan, M.D. – Injuries in the Throwing and Contact Athlete
  • Robert Lumsden, M.D. –Athletic Injuries to the Hand, Wrist and Forearm
  • Ruth Thomas, M.D. – The Athlete’s Foot
  • Jack VanderSchilden, M.D. – The Athlete’s Knee
  • William Rogers, physical therapist – Rehabilitation … More than Strengthening
  • Questions and Answer Period

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit