CME Program Detail

Title: ACL/Knee Symposium: The ACL Controversy: Surgical Implications and Return to Play
Date: Wed, May 25th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Online

Statement of Need:
Sports medicine is constantly evolving and physicians are always looking to provide better standards of care to high level athletes and weekend warriors . Athletes are extending their careers and returning from various injuries that otherwise would end careers. This ACL symposium looks to discuss the ACL injuries associated with sports that include soccer, football, basketball and others. The symposium will also tackle the issue of injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the various surgical considerations associated with ACL repairs. The symposium will be beneficial for sports medicine providers wishing to improve their knowledge and competence in the care of conservative and post-surgical ACL repairs. It will provide current information on operative and non-operative management of ACL injuries and an understanding on the various advantages and disadvantages of the various ACL options.

Target Audience:
Orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, sport administrators and other professionals involved in the management of patients with ACL/knee injuries.


Benjamin Gelfand, PT, DPT, SCS
Regional Director for Clinical Excellence
Professional Physical Therapy

Kevin N. Jiang, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedics
Weill Cornell Medicine
Orthopedic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Disclosures: Dr. Jiang is a Speaker for Arthrex; Consultant for Mitek


Kevin Jiang, M.D. and Anthony L. Vucenik, PT, MS


2.4 CEHs for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants
1.75 Hours of Category A Continuing Education BOC for Certified Athletic Trainers

It is intended that this NYP Queens CME activity will lead to improved patient care. At the conclusion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the anatomy of the knee.
• Discuss the ACL controversy and identify the risks and benefits associated with quad tendon grafts, patella tendon grafts and hamstring grafts.
• Specify the rehabilitative implications of various ACL repair techniques and procedures.
• Delineate rehabilitation protocols for strengthening and conditioning after an ACL procedure.
• Discuss the role of physical and occupational therapy in rehabilitation of ACL injury and repair.
• Describe the various ACL protocols regarding the various surgical procedures for an ACL repair.


6:00 p.m.
Kevin Jiang, M.D.

6:10 p.m.
Anatomy and Examination of the Knee
Kevin Jiang, M.D.

6:30 p.m.
The ACL Controversy-Quad Tendon Graft vs. Patella Tendon Graft vs. Hamstring Graft
Kevin Jiang, M.D.

6:50 p.m
Q & A

7:00 p.m.
Rehabilitative Implications Associated with Varying ACL Repair Techniques
Benjamin Gelfand, PT, DPT, SCS

7:20 p.m.
Key Elements to Strength and Conditioning After an ACL Procedure
Benjamin Gelfand, PT, DPT, SCS

7:45 p.m.
Q & A | Closing Remarks

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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