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Earn Continuing Education Credits

SONESTA RESORT – Shipyard Plantation


SATURDAY May 23 – TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020


Pre-Conference Sportsmetrics Course: May 21 – 22, 2020:

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Get certified in the first scientifically proven knee injury prevention program.  Earn continuing education credits.  Keep your athletes off the bench and in the game!

Back in 2020! Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Course

May 22, 2020 (immediately following the Sportsmetrics course)

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Learn how to integrate blood flow restriction into your physical therapy practice.  


If you have trouble making a reservation at any of the hotels

contact Debbie Hartwig 513-794-8461

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With 32 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s/CME’s), This course is the right choice for you! Simply put, the Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference is the most educational and instructional conference available in orthopaedics and sports medicine!

2019 Course Brochure

Welcome to the 35th Annual Advances on the Knee and Shoulder Conference. We hope that you will join our outstanding conference faculty for presentations on the latest controversies and clinical, surgical and rehabilitation recommendations for knee and shoulder problems. Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation has long recognized the collaborative efforts of orthopaedists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and many other to successfully diagnosis and treat musculoskeletal problems. The Annual Advances on the Knee and Shoulder Conference is one of the few comprehensive continuing education courses that include clinical, surgical and rehabilitation techniques for knee and shoulder pathology. Our internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary faculty will share their experiences, research and outcomes to stimulate you to rethink your approach to many musculoskeletal challenges. Our conference will be held at the fantastic Sonesta Resort, located inside Shipyard Plantation.

Join us to see why we’ve fallen in love with the Sonesta, a stunning AAA Four-Diamond Resort that includes 340 beautiful guest rooms with views of the Shipyard Plantation grounds, lush tropical gardens, swimming pool and the Atlantic Ocean. This resort has won numerous awards such as the 2017 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award and was chosen for the 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Award.  Also in 2017, the Sonesta Resort was voted 15th in the Conde’ Nast Traveler “Best Resort in the South” and in 2018 was rated 6th for this same award.  Whether you are new to our meeting or a returning attendee, you will appreciate the ambiance, charm, service and amenities of this lovely resort. The Sonesta Resort meets our high standards while offering a familiar but refreshed approach to combining business and pleasure. Visit for more details

Be sure to bring your family for some fun in the sun!

State-of-the-art audiovisual support, a luxurious conference setting, a course syllabus with complete handouts specific to each presentation, an extensive exhibitors’ gallery and our traditional emphasis on small group break-out sessions are the successful hallmarks of our annual conference. The course is designed to allow afternoon break time to enjoy the beach, tennis, golf and a host of other activities. In addition, for 2017 we have incorporated case based panel discussions into many of our knee and shoulder sessions. As a new or past conference attendee, you will find that your participation in the 32nd Annual Advances on the Knee and Shoulder is time well spent! We hope to see you in Hilton Head!

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Here’s what you’ll learn:  

  • Surgical anatomy review of the shoulder, elbow and knee
  • Objective examination techniques of the shoulder and knee
  • Treatment options for knee and shoulder arthritis
  • Rehabilitation techniques following rotator cuff repair
  • Treatment of the SLAP-biceps complex
  • Non-operative and operative treatment for the stiff shoulder
  • Diagnosis and treatment of shoulder instability
  • Treatment options for common elbow pathology
  • Advances in hip arthroscopy and rehabilitation
  • Treatment of meniscus tears
  • New trends in blood flow restriction training for muscle atrophy
  • Treatment options for patellofemoral disorders
  • Surgical and rehabilitation techniques for injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament
  • Neuromuscular training and functional testing for female athletes
  • Prevention and treatment techniques of knee arthrofibrosis
  • Treatment options for complex knee ligament injuries

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and list the surgical anatomy of the shoulder, elbow and knee
  • Describe the objective examination techniques for the shoulder complex
  • Describe the components of an objective examination of the knee
  • Name the structures involved in the SLAP-biceps complex and explain specific diagnosis and treatment options available
  • List and describe possible complications following SLAP and biceps surgery
  • Describe specific rehabilitation exercises and techniques used following SLAP repair surgery
  • Explain how to incorporate advanced OKC and CKC training techniques for the shoulder into a rehabilitation protocol
  • Describe diagnosis and treatment techniques when treating the overhead athlete
  • Explain conservative management treatment options for rotator cuff tears
  • Diagnose and treat adhesive capsulitis
  • Explain dynamic stabilization techniques for the shoulder complex musculature
  • Describe non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation techniques for shoulder instability
  • List the treatment options for anterior, posterior and multidirectional instability
  • Describe the decision making criteria for return to activity following knee and shoulder injuries
  • Describe the options available for treating the athlete’s elbow
  • List and describe the diagnosis algorithm and treatment options for common hip pathology
  • Explain non-operative treatment options for hip joint injuries
  • Describe specific rehabilitation techniques for surgical procedures of the hip
  • List advances available for the treatment of meniscus tears
  • Describe the rehabilitation algorithm following meniscus repairs and transplantation
  • Explain the idea behind blood flow restriction training and how it can assist in treating muscle atrophy
  • List and explain the diagnosis and treatment options available to deal with patellofemoral pain
  • Describe conservative and surgical management of knee and shoulder arthritis
  • Define and explain the diagnosis and treatment ACL injuries
  • Explain and define post-operative management following ACL reconstruction
  • Describe and list the risk of osteoarthritis after ACL surgery
  • List and describe the ACL graft considerations when treating the female athlete
  • Explain the scientific basis and development of neuromuscular training programs
  • List and describe key components of neuromuscular training programs
  • Describe training techniques for the lower extremity
  • List and explain prevention and treatment techniques for arthrofibrosis following knee injury and surgery
  • Describe the use modalities and biofeedback when treating knee injuries
  • Describe the surgical technique options available for the posterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral ligament complex
  • Explain the current rehabilitation principles available following reconstruction of the PCL and posterolateral complex
  • Describe and demonstrate innovative rehabilitation exercises for the lower extremity
  • Define articular cartilage management concepts in the treatment of the athletic population
  • Describe the surgical results following high tibial osteotomy
  • Explain the advances in total knee replacement for the young, active patient
  • Describe rehabilitation principles following high tibial osteotomy and knee replacement
  • Describe alternative exercise and rehabilitation options for treating lower extremity injuries

If you have trouble making a reservation at any of the hotels contact Debbie Hartwig 513-794-8461.

SONESTA RESORT – Shipyard Plantation


Sonesta Resort:  843-842-2400; 130 Shipyard Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.  The course is being held in its entirety at the Sonesta Resort which is located on Shipyard Plantation on the South end of Hilton Head Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This beautifully landscaped AAA 4-Diamond resort offers a wonderful escape with onsite pool and beach, and nearby golf and tennis.  The Sonesta Resort offers 340 guest rooms and is located just 45 miles from Savannah, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.  This resort continues to rank # 1 on Trip Advisor and has won numerous awards such as the 2017 Convention South Readers’ Choice Award and was chosen for the 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Award.  Also in 2017, the Sonesta Resort was voted 15th in the Conde’ Nast Traveler “Best Resort in the South” and in 2018 was rated 6th for this same award.  Visit:   HTML Link:    If for some reason, you cannot use the link, you can go directly to their website (, choose the Hilton Head property, enter your dates and the code 0520SPORTS in the “group code” box.  This will also take you directly to our block of rooms and special rate.  Room rate for Wednesday, 5/20, Thursday, 5/21, Monday, 5/25, Tuesday, 5/26 and Wednesday, 5/27 is $259.00 plus tax per night (single or double occupancy).  The rate for Friday, 5/22, Saturday, 5/23 and Sunday, 5/24 is $329.00 plus tax per night (single or double occupancy).  Group rate ends April 22, 2020.

Hotel features:

  • Two outdoor pools and poolside cabanas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arum Spa & Indigo Spa
  • Three 9-hole championship golf courses
  • Four restaurants & lounges
  • Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Club
  • Just Us Kids program
  • Complimentary shuttle to Coligny and within Shipyard Plantation
  • Check in 4:00pm; check out noon
  • Recent $30 million renovation

IMPORTANT:  A deposit of one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation.  Check or credit card acceptable.  Reservations must be cancelled three (3) business days prior to arrival and a cancellation number obtained to ensure advance deposit refund.  The hotel guarantees not to sell guestrooms at a lower rate than the contracted rate for our group over the peak nights of May 22-25, 2020 with the exception of qualified rates to include government, airline, contracted corporate negotiated rates and rates for the hotel’s Friends, Family and Travelpass programs.  If you encounter problems booking a hotel room, please contact our conference administrative assistant at 513-794-8461.

Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island:; Group Code:  CIN; Cincinnati Sports Medicine; CLICK HERE to Book at the Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island!
(2 miles from the Sonesta Resort)
2 Tanglewood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928
Reservations:  (843) 842-6662
Special room rate:  $170
Special room rate guaranteed until room block is sold out or April 21, 2020
Room block dates are May 21 – 27, 2020

Condo Rentals:  many options available on Shipyard Plantation; a few are listed below:
Sunset Rentals –; 800-276-8991
Hilton Head Rentals & Golf –; 800-445-8664
Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island –; 800-845-7017
Wyndham Vacation Rentals –; 844-873-8314
Goode Vacation Rentals –; 843-681-9325
Seashore Vacations –; 800-845-0077

Driving: Located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is an easy drive from many destinations. From I-95 take Exit 8 onto Highway 278 directly to Hilton Head Island. The fastest route to the Sonesta Resort and nearby hotels is the Cross Island Parkway.

By Air: Delta/KLM/Air France Airlines: Offers a 10% discount on full/non-restricted fares or a 2 to 5% discount on all other fares. Visit or call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1-800-328-1111, Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 7:30 pm (CT). Refer to Meeting Event Code NMTNP Please note, there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 reservation number or via  When booking online, select Book Your Flight, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code of NM​TNP in the box provided on the Search Flights page. Valid travel dates: May 13 – June 5, 2020.

United/Air Canada Airlines:  Offers a 2 to 10% discount depending on type of fare booked.  Visit or call United Meeting Reservations at 1-800-426-1122, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (CST).  Refer to Agreement Code 554102; Z Code ZHMC.  There is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed on  When booking online, enter the Offer Code in the Offer Code box when searching flights.  Valid travel dates:  May 18 – May 31, 2020.

Ground Transportation: The Sonesta Resort is approximately 1 hour 5 minutes from the Savannah International Airport and 15 minutes from the Hilton Head Airport. Traffic is heavier than normal on Memorial Day weekend so please consider this when making travel arrangements.

Car Rental: Most major car companies are represented at both airports. AVIS is offering special rates for course participants. For ease in making your reservation you may contact Avis at 800-331-1600 or Reference the AWD discount # T323199. These rates are available May 18 – May 30, 2020.

Taxi One Way Fares: Savannah International Airport to the Sonesta Resort or Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island $85.00 ($10 per passenger in excess of 2). Hilton Head Airport to Sonesta Resort or Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island is approximately $25.00 ($5 per passenger in excess of 2).  Approximate UBER fares from Savannah International Airport to the Sonesta Resort are $55-153 and from Hilton Head Airport are $18-32.

K-Shuttle: is the official provider of scheduled shuttle service from the Savannah International Airport to Hilton Head Island. Shuttles run throughout the day beginning at 10:00am with service from the island returning to the airport beginning at 3:45am with advance reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 912/966-0590. Please allow a 15 minute window after the pick-up time when scheduling your shuttle.

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Interactive Breakout Sessions

Listen to Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physical Therapists explain techniques in a small interactive environment. Complete with question and answer, participants get the opportunity to discuss why a particular method is chosen over another.


General Sessions

Listen to the latest in surgical and rehabilitative techniques from the leaders in the field.


Try New Products

Connect with vendors and learn more about new and advanced equipment to help in your area. Test products and ask questions directly to people who know.

  • Fun opportunities – beach, golf, tennis and shopping. All with time built in from the course.
  • Start your summer, recharge, energize at the Arum Spa
  • Hear new and cutting edge information about the Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine

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With 32 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), This course is the right choice for you! Simply put, the Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference is the most educational and instructional conference available in orthopaedics and sports medicine!

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