The 28th Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference (MCSMC) presented by Athletic Medicine and Performance strives to provide educational content at advanced and essential level to sports medicine health care professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge. The planning committee, based on feedback from prior conferences, selected the topic of “Youth Warriors” to focus the conference on to increase knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes. The goal of this conference is to take your knowledge of current practice standards and enhance it with the best practice standards based on evidence therefore closing the practice gap.
“Youth Warriors” are pediatric athletes up to the age of 21 as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.. Billings has a population of 100,000 people with 22% being under the age of 18.  The United States Census, as of July 1st, 2018, has Montana with a population of 1.5 million and 21.8% are under the age of 18.  The number of club teams/school teams in Billings is rising and the push to be involved in sports as a youth is also rising. The understanding of the best practice standards based on evidence is a necessity to be able to provide total care to these “Youth Warriors” either when injuries occur or as part of a prevention care plan. Total care not only includes orthopedic care, but also medical topics such as cardiac and respiratory care. When working with young athletes, under the age of 18, there are also legal considerations to be addressed as well. MCSMC prides itself in being a front runner in contemporary evidence-based health care education in the community.
The Sports Medicine team at Athletic Medicine and Performance cares for athletes of all ages, but the care plan of pediatrics is being addressed to close the practice gap. The second goal of the conference is to have expert speakers present the best evidence in management of “Youth Warriors’s” orthopedic, medical, legal and pre-habilitation care.
The following learning objectives were developed for the 28th Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference:
Domains of Athletic Training (Practice Analysis, 7th Edition) covered in the 28th Annual Magic City Sports Medicine Conference: