On May 12 & 13, ETSU will be hosting the 2011 Medical Symposium. This is a great conference for any medical professional who interacts with athletes on a regular basis or a coach, sport scientist and other practitioners who interact with medical professionals. While we won’t have a booth at the conference, one of us from Sportably will be hanging out at the symposium. Oh and if you have not attended an event at the Millennium Centre, the food is always spot on.

Click here to learn more about the 2011 Medical Symposium or click here to register for the 2011 Medical Symposium!

Schedule for the 2011 Medical Symposium

May 12, 2011– ETSU Culp Center

7-9pm – Sports Concussion Management: What are we Learning? – Dr. Michael Collins This talk is for coaches, parents and athletes and is FREE to all who attend!!

May 13, 2011– Millennium Centre

7:45-8:15am – Registration

8:15-8:30am – Welcome & Introduction – Meg Stone & Dr. R.J. Elbin

8:30-10am –  Sports Concussion  Management: What are we Learning? –  Dr. Collins

10:15-11:45am – Sickle Cell and the Athlete –  Dr. Parks

11:45-12:45pm – Lunch

12:45-2:15pm– Muscle Remodeling in Formerly Sedentary Subjects After Exercise Training –  Dr. Stuart

2:15-3:45pm – Resistance Training for the  Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes – Dr. Hornsby

4-4:45pm – A Practical Application for Strength & Conditioning in Children – Dr. Calendine

4:45-5:30pm – Children, Adolescents and Strength Training – Dr. Stone


Dr. Micky Collins (Keynote Speaker) – Dr. Collins is a  nationally renowned  expert in the area of sports-related concussions, and is also a leading clinician and  researcher. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development of numerous concussion  management programs at the youth sports level  nationwide. Dr. Collins is the assistant director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.  He will be coming to ETSU to speak on the issues pertaining to  concussions. In the past Dr. Collins has worked with Tim Tebow, during his experience with concussions.

Dr. Eric Parks – Dr. Parks is a sports medicine physician at Watauga Orthopaedics. He specializes in the diagnosis and  treatment of new and overuse musculoskeletal injuries, chronic musculoskeletal disease, such as  arthritis, and the non-operative management of fractures.

Dr. Guy Honrsby – Dr. Guy Hornsby is an exercise physiologist from the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he serves as director of the WVU Human Performance Lab. He has served on the national board of directors of the American Diabetes Association and is currently the immediate past-chair of the board of directors of the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association.

Dr. Charles Stuart – Charles Stuart is a professor of internal medicine at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of  Medicine. His clinical consulting practice in Johnson City focuses on patients with challenging diabetes  management issues.

Dr. Chris Calendine – Dr. Chris Calendine is the Director of Pediatrics for Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and is also the Founder of ProStrength and Speed Youth Health Initiative, in Rogersville TN, and the Team Physician for Cherokee Comprehensive High School.

Dr. Michael Stone – Director of the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory as well as program coordinator for the PhD program at ETSU. Published extensively on strength training for adolescents. Previous Head of Physiology for the USOC.