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With increasing numbers of sports medicine fellowships in the country, PM&R sports medicine physicians are now an indispensable part of athlete care at Olympics and Paralympics. In this presentation, a multi-institutional panel of speakers will discuss their unique path to obtaining their roles in Olympics and Paraplympics. Speakers will include Dr. Jonathan Finnoff of Mayo Clinic who serves as the US Ski team physician and his story on what it took him to be involved in Winter Olympic Games. Dr. Cheri Blauwet of Spaulding will speak on her involvement with Paralympics and discuss the path to her current role as the member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Expxert Group, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Medical Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Dr. Eugene Roh from Stanford University will discuss his experience from PyeongChang 2018 Games, which takes place in February of 2018, along with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of PyeongChang Olympic, Dr. Younghee Lee, who is a physiatrist from Yonsei University, South Korea. Finally, Dr. Edward Laskowski of Mayo Clinic will make remarks on historical progress of PM&R Sports Medicine.
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