University of Iowa Sports Medicine Symposium

The 34th Annual University of Iowa Sports Medicine Symposium will be held on Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.  If you have any questions please contact

Our featured speakers are national caliber and recognized as experts:
Thomas M. Best, MD, PhD;Professor of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Research Director of UHealth Sports Medicine Research, University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL

MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNAT;Professor/Director of Research, Department of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Christopher M. Larson, MD;Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Twin Cities Orthopedics/Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute, Vikings NFL Team Physician, Edina and Eagan, MN

Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC;Chair and Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, University of NC at Chapel Hill, NC

Please view the 34th Annual University of Iowa Sports Medicine Symposium brochure.


The program is designed to present health care professionals with current knowledge about:

  • Diagnosis, management, and prevention of a variety of sports injuries.
  • Emphasize uniquely influential factors that must be addressed in the provision of the highest quality of care to the competitive athlete.
  • Present specific performance improvement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of detectable problems that exist in young athletes.

In addition to lectures, interactive discussions will be offered to enhance the participant’s understanding of the topics presented.