2019 Major League Soccer Medical Symposium


Thank you for attending the Inaugural Orlando Health Sports Medicine Symposium this past June. We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Major League Soccer to put on the 2019 Major League Soccer Medical Symposium, which will function as our second Orlando Health Sports Medicine Symposium, on January 5, 2019. Collegiate and professional soccer leagues rely upon their medical teams to treat soccer related injuries and return injured players to the sport in a safe and efficient manner. This activity will provide medical teams with guidance on the identification, prevention, and treatment of injuries and illness common to the soccer athlete. The team approach will be emphasized using case presentations, injury updates of current recommendations, and methods for return to sport in common areas affecting the soccer population. Emphasis will be placed on acknowledging the rare, but life threatening catastrophic injuries and illness that can be encountered in contact sports.

The symposium will be ideal for MLS team physicians, sports medicine physicians, internal and family medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapist, occupational therapists, strength and conditioning professionals, sports scientists, massage therapists and other advanced practice providers.

Target Audience

The symposium will be ideal for MLS team physicians, sports medicine physicians, internal and family medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other allied advanced practice providers.


  • The participants will recognize the unique role of all team members involved in the care of soccer athletes and better communicate and coordinate care from prevention, recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, and ultimately return to sport.

  • Participants will gain knowledge and identify cardiac guidelines emerging in screening and prevention of cardiac illnesses in athletes. Participants will also recognize new strategies using ultrasound to evaluate and treat soft tissue injuries in soccer athletes, gain knowledge of medical illness that can affect players when traveling and describe treatment of these illness and plan appropriate materials and supplies needed for travel care.

  • Participants will describe pathways and mechanisms such as PRP, mesenchymal stemcells, and the use of different biological substrates. They will also identify evidence based indications for orthobiologics and be able to determine when they should be used. They will also consider ethical and legal ramifications of emerging treatments.

  • Participants will describe and implement MLS and US Soccer recommendations and protocols in place for athlete safety in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of concussions. Additionally, they will gain knowledge of these recommendations in the adolescent population, and integrate return to play techniques using the most current evidence based recommendations.
  • Participants will identify evidence based recommendations for the evaluation treatment, treatment order, and rehabilitation of hip and athletic pubalgia injuries in soccer athletes. Rehabilitation knowledge and considerations will be identified and discussed in strategies for youth players as well.

    Refund Policy

    A handling fee of $75 is deducted for cancellation. Written refund requests must be received one week prior to the course. No refund will be made thereafter. Orlando Health reserves the right to cancel this course. In the unlikely event the course is cancelled, Orlando Health will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course.
  • Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Orlando Health and Major League Soccer. Orlando Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Orlando Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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    Orlando Health (BOC AP# P8127) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 9 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


    Approved for a maximum of 10.5 Physical Therapy and 9.0 Occupational Contact Hours.

    How to receive credit:

    CME Certificates

    CME certificates for physicians will be available during the afternoon break. CME credit will be uploaded to CE Broker within three weeks following the symposium for physicians residing in states that utilize CE Broker for their licensure reporting.

    PT & OT:

    OT and PT contact hours will be reported to CE Broker.

    Orlando Health Team Members may retrieve a certificate through Talent Connection.
    Non-OH Team Members will receive a certificate via email.

    Name, email address, license type, and number must be written legibly on the roster and/or imputed into registration correctly to receive certificate.


    The Statement of Credit will be provided onsite at the conclusion of the program to all attendees (AT) that have signed in, completed the program, passed the participant assessment and completed a program evaluation.


    Saturday, January 5th, 2019


    JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes 4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837

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    JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
    4040 Central Florida Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32837

    Thank you to our Exhibitors

    Blueprint for Athletes
    DJO Global
    Fusion Sport
    Marc Pro
    Klean Athlete
    Multi Radiance Medical
    Orlando Health Imaging Centers
    Reel Surgical
    Smith & Nephew


    Reported Credits for State of Florida:

    1.  Per the state of Florida CE Broker guidelines, January 18th is the deadline for contact hours to be awarded.
      1. Here is the link for participants to update their account to provide license numbers ACCOUNT LOG IN;  Participants will need to log into their CME tracker account to update his/her license number required to provide continuing education credits.
      2. The license number is required for contact hours and is only necessary to be entered once in the CME tracker website.
      3. Once the license is placed in the account, then a certificate will be available January 23, 2019 which will be distributed by email to the attendee. 

    For any questions, please contact Kelli Lopez (321) 841-1921, or Teran Dobson, (321) 841-5284, or their general email[email protected].

    Reported Credits for Outside the State of Florida:

    With regards to self-reporting: License holders in the state of Florida that are eligible for continuing education credits will have their hours reported directly to the state of Florida via CE Broker. Out of state license holders that are eligible for continuing education credits can utilize his/her certificate to self-report their hours based on their states preferred method of reporting.

    Here is a general certificate of completion to use for self-reporting should you need it. The approved maximum hours for this activity is 9 hours, and should only be reported if you attended the 6:30am workshop, and completed the entire course. If not it is 8 hours or amount of hours your participated in. Participants can also log into their account made at registration using the link CME TRANSCRIPT and access a copy of their transcript. This transcript will provide proof of attendance for those that were not eligible for contact hours.



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    2019 Major League Soccer Medical Symposium Agenda

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