USA Boxing to Host Ringside Physician's Symposium at Eastern Elite Qualifier in October

June 12, 2018, 5:56 p.m. (ET)

USA Boxing is holding a Ringside Physician’s Symposium on October 11-13 in Chattanooga, TN.  This training is in conjunction with USA Boxing’s Eastern Elite Qualifier & Regional Open and will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN.

The cost for the symposium is $599 and doctors can register online with a credit card at https://webpoint.usaboxing.org/Log into your USA Boxing membership account then click on USA Boxing Events (on the left side) then Physician Symposiums. If you are not a current member of USA Boxing, please call 719-866-2323.  There is not a charge for doctors to become or renew USA Boxing membership.

CME credit, exam fees and two lunches are included in the cost.  Symposium refund cancellation deadline is September 9, 2018.

The content of this activity will be specific to boxing medicine, with topics as below:

  • Identify signs of a neurologically injured boxer and determine when a bout needs to be medically discontinued.
  • Discuss the appropriate management of concussion, as well as the potential sequelae of repetitive head trauma.
  • Discuss nutritional issues surrounding maintenance of weight for boxing competition.
  • Apply the current 2018 WADA prohibited substances list, and understand how to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
  • Describe common boxing ocular injuries and their management.
  • Describe common boxing maxillofacial injuries and their management.
  • Describe common boxing hand injuries and their management.
  • Describe the roles of the ringside physician, the officials and coaches, and know how to function within this team.

The adjacent Marriott hotel, 2 Carter Plaza, is holding a block of rooms for attendees (at a rate of $139 + tax per night) until September 9, 2018.  Doctors can book their hotel stay by calling 800-841-1675 and asking for the USA Boxing Physician Symposium rate or Click here for Marriott hotel gr oup rate  (The hotel stay is not included in the symposium registration fee and doctors may arrange other lodging, if they choose.)   

In addition to registering and making the online payment for the symposium, please email Stacy at sarredondo@usaboxing.org with the following information: name, email address, medical specialty, city and state of practice, MD or DO, hotel/lodging, and Men's shirt size. 

For more information, contact Stacy at sarredondo@usaboxing.org.