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UNC Sports Medicine Institute Conference

September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The UNC Sports Medicine Institute Conference is held annually to present novel research and up-to-date information to improve the care of active individuals. In alignment with our multidisciplinary approach to care, speakers include orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine and family medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, rehabilitation providers, and sport science researchers. This year’s conference will focus on: multidisciplinary shoulder care, women in sports, and technology-informed care.


Sports medicine and family medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, physical therapists and assistants, athletic trainers, exercise specialists, and researchers.


Conference education sessions will be held from 8 am – 5 pm, with snack breaks and lunch included. Each session will include several presentations (20-40 min) on a related topic followed by a moderated panel Q&A. Speakers will be UNC Chapel Hill and external faculty, clinicians, and researchers who are national experts on these topics.

Current speaker list:

Athlete shoulder care
Women in Sports
Jason Zaremski, MD, keynote, University of Florida 

Alex Creighton, MD, UNC Orthopaedics

Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD, keynote, University of Kentucky
Catherine Duncan, DPT, ATC, SCS, UNC Therapy Services Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, UNC-CH Exercise and Sport Science
Multidisciplinary shoulder care Nailah Adams, MD, MS, UNC-CH Family Medicine
(adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tear and tendinopathy, value-based care) Ellese Nickles, DPT, UNC Therapy Services
Nicole Lane, PA, UNC -CH Orthopaedics Technology-informed Care
Greg Summerville, MD, UNC -CH Orthopaedics Brett Pexa, PhD, ATC, keynote, High Point University
Ganesh Kamath, MD, UNC -CH Orthopaedics Adam Kiefer, PhD, UNC-CH Exercise and Sport Science
Liz Watt, RD, UNC Physicians Network


Available until September 21: Attendee Registration


Professional designation Early Bird (until 8/31/23) Regular (9/1/23-9/21/23)
Physicians (MD, DO) $225 $245
Other providers
(PA, NP, PT/PTA, AT) and researchers
$150 $170
Students/Residents/Fellows $100 $100
UNC/UNCH providers and researchers (must register with unc email) $130 $150

Cancellation policy:

You may cancel your registration for a refund minus a 20% administration fee until Sept 8. Beginning September 9, there will be no refunds; however, if you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. quarantine or active COVID infection, natural disaster, death in family), registration fee can be carried forward to next year’s conference with approval. To request a refund or future credit, email


September 29, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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