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Symposium to be Held for High School Students Interested in Sports Medicine


Gwinnett Medical Center is hosting a symposium for high school students considering careers in athletic training or physical therapy. 

The Gwinnett County High School Sports Medicine Symposium will take place from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the GHS Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville.

The Sports Medicine Program of Gwinnett Medical Center is sponsoring the event, which will feature sessions on taping, injury prevention, heat illness, first-aid and splinting. Presenters will also provide a demonstration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of automatic external defibrillators (AED), and the process of managing a cervical spine injury to athletes, including spine boarding and on-field facemask removal. 

Presenters include Gary Levengood, MD, chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Gwinnett Medical Center, Scott Maughon, MD, chair of the Sports Medicine Committee at Gwinnett Medical Center, Becky Thompson, PT, CSCS, of Gwinnett SportsRehab and Tim Simmons, ATC, LAT, coordinator of Athletic Training Services for Gwinnett Medical Center.

All participants will receive a T-shirt, lunch and a comprehensive manual of the day’s events. The fee to attend is $10. For more information or to register, contact Tim Simmons at 678-312-6018 or