BayCare Sports Medicine Conference Focuses on Staying Fit Over 40

May 18, 2015

Author and Health Coach Dawna Stone to be Keynote Speaker

CLEARWATER, Fla., (May 18, 2015) -- Do aches and pains keep you from exercising like you did when you were younger? Do you think you have to give up your fitness goals just because you are over 40 or can you become a better athlete? Experts will address these questions and more at the 2015 BayCare Sports Medicine Conference, The Masters Athlete Staying Fit and Injury-Free Over 40, Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg.

Keynote speaker Dawna Stone will discuss the importance of eating better, training smarter and learning from past experience to become a better athlete. Stone is a certified health coach, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author of The Healthy You Diet. She started Women’s Running magazine in 2004 and the Women’s Half Marathon series in 2009, both of which she sold in 2012 to the industry leader. In 2005, Stone won NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” and spent the next year working closely with Martha Stewart.

Stone will be joined by experts from throughout the BayCare health system including orthopedic surgeons, a cardiologist, a pulmonologist and an exercise physiologist to discuss health topics relevant to athletes over 40.

These experts will address how sleep affects athletic performance, the cardiovascular system, common ankle and foot injuries, knee resurfacing vs. knee replacement, anterior vs. posterior hip replacement and rotator cuff injuries. An exercise physiologist from BayCare also will explain how athletes over 40 can train smarter and recover better.

This information-packed conference is designed for athletes, active adults, coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and health care professionals. Registration is $40 for adults and $75 for physicians and health professionals who are seeking continuing education credits (CEUs).

Registration includes all sessions as well as a continental lunch and breakfast. The first 100 people who register will receive two free tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays home game.

Physicians and physician assistants who attend can receive 6.75 continuing medical education credits. Credits are pending for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiologic techs and athletic trainers. No partial credit is available. Participants must attend the full conference to receive credits.

To register or for more information, please visit or call (727) 953-9192.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

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