1st Annual Fight Medicine Course

Saturday, May 13, 2017



NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
Alumni Hall/Classroom B
New York, NY 10016

Course Brochure (Agenda Update 4/13)

Register Online*

Register Via Fax*

*After 12 pm on May 11, 2017, only onsite registration is available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Onsite registrants will incur an additional $20 fee. Registration is non-transferable.


Course Directors

Laith M. Jazrawi, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases


Course Fees

Full: $275
Reduced*: $175
NYU Langone/Lutheran Faculty & Staff**: $125
NYU Langone/Lutheran Dept. of Ortho. Faculty**: Waived
NYU Langone/Lutheran Residents & Fellows**: Waived

* Reduced fee applies to NYU School of Medicine alumni, former residents and fellows; physician-in-training; physicians employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; fulltime active military personnel; retired physicians; and all other non-physician healthcare professionals.

** Must provide valid NYU Langone/Lutheran ID.



Target Audience

The potential audience for this course is any healthcare professional who may play a role in the care of a boxer or MMA fighter. This includes, but is not limited to, orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, dermatologists, combat athletes, and athletic trainers.

Course Description

Combat sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA) has garnered a large following in recent years. Fight Medicine is a half-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) course that will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries in combat athletes, such as boxers and mixed martial artists. Our course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the combat athlete, and will feature 25-minute lectures in orthopaedic and primary care sports medicine, neurology, dermatology, nutrition, and rehabilitation. As such, athletic trainers, nutritionists, physical therapists, physicians, and any others involved in the treatment of combat athletes can benefit. Time will be built into the schedule to allow for the audience to ask questions about topics that are outside their area of expertise. This offers a broader and more robust perspective of the combat athlete which will ultimately improve patient care.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:

  • Recognize common injuries at the ringside, evaluate the urgency status of the athlete and temporary stabilizing measures
  • Counsel athletes in injury prevention
  • Recognize common injuries of the hip, knee, shoulder and hand in combat athletes
  • Describe how differential anatomy and age affect the combat athlete
  • List the exercises or movements most important for getting the combat athlete back to fighting condition


Statement of Need

Clinicians need to know what injuries to look for at the ringside and the appropriate short-term treatment for them. Further, clinicians need to know the most common injuries in combat sports and how to counsel athletes on how to prevent them; understand common injuries of the hip, knee, shoulder and hand in combat sports and how to treat them both operatively and non-operatively; and know how combat sports injuries present in specific populations (eg – elderly, female). Lastly, clinicians need to know how to rehabilitate patients after an injury.

CME Accreditation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy Credits

NYU Hospitals Center is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 7.5 physical therapy/physical therapy assistant contact hours (0.75 CEUs).

BOC Approved Provider Statement 

NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.25 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.
BOC Approved Provider Number: P2540



In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabus materials electronically. You will receive an email with a link one week prior to the course to view, download or print the course materials. During the course you will also have the option to view the course materials from your smartphone, tablet or laptop by using the link. These materials will remain available for one year following the course.

Refund Policy

In order to request a refund, you must email maria.mercado@nyumc.org no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. 

Course Cancellation Policy

If a course is cancelled due to inclement weather, insufficient enrollment, or any other reason, NYU PGMS will refund registration fees in full. NYU PGMS will provide at least two weeks’ advance notice if cancelling due to insufficient enrollment and as soon as possible in all other circumstances. NYU PGMS is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other non-cancellable costs incurred by the registrant.