Kinesiology, Orthopaedic Surgery join King's Daughters to offer continuing education at no cost to participants

Updated 6 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall University School of Kinesiology and the School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will join with King's Daughters Sports Medicine to host the fourth annual continuing education conference for athletic trainers Saturday, July 13.

Dr. Gary McIlvain, chair of kinesiology and associate dean for the College of Health Professions, said the conference will provide eight hours of high-caliber continuing education to athletic trainers at no cost.

"As for any other allied health profession, the Board of Certification requires continuing education for certification of athletic trainers", McIlvain said. "A conference offering eight hours of continuing education would generally cost between $200 and $450. We are providing it for free". McIlvain said this is his fourth year coordinating the conference alongside Marshall Orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Charles Giangarra and Dr. John Jasko.

"This had not been offered in the Tri-state previously so we decided this would be a great service to our community's athletic trainers", McIlvain said. "It allows clinical athletic trainers, athletic trainers in secondary and higher education and physicians to provide better medical services to athletes and health-conscious individuals of all ages."

This year's conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marshall University Physicians & Surgeons Medical Campus located beside Cabell Huntington Hospital. For more information, call McIlvain at 304-696-2930 or 606-615-2842 or e-mail mcilvain2@marshall.edu to register.

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