Injury Prevention, Management and Performance Improvement of the Running Athlete: Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice


September 30 - October 1, 2016


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

Course Brochure

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*After 12 pm on September 28, 2016, 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

Dennis A. Cardone, DO
Wil Colon, MS, PT, SCS
Mia R. Palazzo, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Warren Young, MD

Course Fees

Two Day Fees
Full Fee: $400
Reduced Fee*: $350 
NYU Langone/NYU Lutheran Faculty and Staff**: $300
NYU Langone/NYU Lutheran Ortho & Rehabilitation Faculty**: Waived
NYU Langone/ NYU Lutheran Residents and Fellows**: Waived
ONE DAY FEES (Friday, Sept. 30th ONLY)
Full Fee: $250
Reduced Fee*: $200
NYU Langone/NYU Lutheran Faculty and Staff**: $150
*Reduced fee applies to NYU School of Medicine alumni, former residents and fellows; physicians employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; full-time active military personnel; nurse practitioners; retired physicians; and all other non-physician healthcare professionals.
**Must provide a valid NYU Langone or NYU Lutheran ID.



Target Audience

The target audience for this educational conference includes specialists in internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, sports medicine, physical therapists and athletic trainers.

Course Description

The number of athletes engaging in long distance running continues to rise as evidenced by a record number of marathon finishers in recent years.  In addition, 19-79% of runners will experience a running related injury in any given year.  Due to the high incidence of injury clinicians treating this specialized population need to be aware of the latest evidence based examination and treatment techniques for runners of all abilities and ages.  This course will discuss injuries unique to the runner as well as treatment strategies to address these injuries.  Use of video analysis as part of the running evaluation will be emphasized during this course and integrated into formulating a comprehensive treatment plan.

Statement of Need

  • Baseline education for the health care practitioners do not include the needs of a running athlete which included knowledge of running biomechanics. Clinicians need to be aware of the biomechanical differences between walking and running in order to treat this population effectively. 
  • Running athletes are predisposed to overuse injuries.  Clinicians need to be updated on the latest evaluation and medical treatment modalities for:  foot and ankle injuries, tendinopathies of the ankle and hip and stress fractures.
  • The number of female and master’s athletes participating in long distance running continues to increase.  Physicians and other clinicians need to be aware of the specialized needs of these two groups.
  • Assessing running biomechanics using the naked eye is not possible due to the speed associated with running.  Clinicians have not been exposed to and/or do not feel comfortable using 2D video analysis when evaluating a runner.
  • Standard of care for the running athlete is moving towards combining video analysis with a clinical examination to determine injury management.  Currently, clinicians lack the knowledge and skill on how to integrate findings of video analysis with the clinical examination as this is a cutting edge concept. 
  • The concept of metabolic testing is not consistently a part of a baseline curriculum for health care practitioners.  When treating the high level and/or competitive athlete it is important for clinicians to understand the concept of metabolic testing and when it is beneficial to refer a runner for testing.  Gaining insight into metabolic testing results will help the runner achieve his or her peak potential.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the biomechanics of running
  • Describe updated evaluation and treatment methods for the runner
  • Describe the unique considerations that the physician or allied health care practitioner needs to take into account when evaluating the female or older runner
  • Perform a basic running evaluation using 2D video technology
  • Develop an appropriate management strategy integrating both clinical examination findings with video analysis
  • Describe what metabolic testing is and why it is useful for the running athlete

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 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ​

Physical Therapy Credit

NYU Langone Medical 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 12.50 physical therapy/physical therapist assistant contact hours if you are attending both days and a maximum of 6.17 contact hours if you are attending day one only. The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, ID, MO, ND, and WA.

BOC Approved Provider 

NYU Langone Medical 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 12.50 hours of Category A continuing education if you are attending both days and a maximum of 6.17 contact hours is you are attending day one only. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P2540


Refund Policy

In order to request a refund, you must email 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.