Women's Sports & Wellness
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Emory Sports Medicine Center Women's Sports & Wellness Conference

Thank you for joining us for our 5th Annual Women’s Sports & Wellness Conference! We look forward to seeing you in 2024.

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Date: TBD

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Courtney Gleason, MD, Director of the Women’s Sports & Wellness Conference, discusses what you can expect at this conference.

The In-Person will be held at Emory School of Medicine:
100 Woodruff Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Parking at the Michael Street Parking Deck / Level 3 / 550 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Located at 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Course Description - August 2023

Special Session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sport

  • More Than a Game: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sport Matters
  • Title IX: Women in Sports 
  • Transgender Athletics in NCAA: Policy, Procedure, and What is to Come
  • Navigating Mental Health Medications and Sports
  • Adaptive Sports: Women's Wheelchair Basketball

Keynote Speaker Dr. Markesha Henderson, Ed.D
Executive Director of Sports Strategic Planning and Administration,
Clark Atlanta University

The Invisible Woman in Sports: Strategies for Being Seen and Heard

The 5th Annual Women’s Sports and Wellness Conference will bring together thought leaders and healthcare experts from across disciplines who will present and discuss current and relevant topics affecting adult and young female athletes with the goal of empowering women and girls through sports and wellness.

We invite everyone to attend. The course is designed for healthcare professionals, athletes, coaches, learners, and all who are interested in the important topic of women and girls in sports. Come join the conversion. We are better together!

Learning Objectives

The learner will gain an in-depth understanding of sports injuries and sports-related conditions commonly seen in adult and young female athletes.

The learner will gain an in-depth understanding of the most up-to-date therapeutic interventions for sports injuries and sports-related conditions commonly seen in adult and female athletes.

As a result of the learner’s understanding of common sports injuries and sports-related conditions in female athletes, female athletes of all ages will benefit from a comprehensive approach to treatment to optimize recovery and prevent re-injury, which will allow female athletes to continue playing sports and doing activities they enjoy.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare Professionals
(Educational credits available):
  • Physicians
  • Physicians Assistants/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians (Hours of Instruction)
Community Participants:
  • Athletes (youth and adults)
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • Educators and Administrators
  • Health Professional Students
  • Community Residents
  • Fellows

Keynote Speaker

Doctor Markesha Henderson

Dr. Markesha Henderson, Ed.D
"The Invisible Woman in Sports: Strategies for Being Seen and Heard”

Associate Professor
Executive Director of Sports Strategic Planning at Clark
Atlanta University

View Dr. Henderson's Bio

Program Director

Courtney Gleason, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Emory Sports Medicine Director
Emory’s Female Athlete Program
Head Team Physician for Agnes Scott College Team
Physician for the Atlanta Dream

"Female Athlete Attrition: Keeping Women in the Game"

Courtney Gleason MD

Dr. Courtney Gleason is the director of Emory’s Female Athlete Program. She is a non-operative sports medicine physician at Emory University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the University of South Carolina. She completed three years of an orthopedic surgery residency before moving to Atlanta and completing a pediatric residency at Emory. She did a non-operative sports medicine fellowship at Harvard at Boston Children’s Hospital. Before joining the faculty at Emory, she was an attending physician at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and was one of the team physicians for Brown athletics. Currently, she is the head team physician for Agnes Scott College and a team physician for the Atlanta Dream. She also serves as a physician for the Atlanta Ballet. She has traveled internationally with US soccer and has served at a crew chief for the Peachtree Road Race for the last three years. She enjoys treating athletes of all ages, sports, and skill level. Special interests include working with dancers and aesthetic athletes and runners. She is particularly interested in bone health, bone stress injuries, overuse injuries, and the concept of relative energy deficiency in sport. She has a special interest in understanding female athlete attrition in sports and working with and for female athletes to optimize performance, minimize injury risk, and keep them active and playing the sports they love.


Thank You to Our Women's Sports and Wellness Sponsors

If you would like to support Emory's Annual Women's Sports and Wellness Conference and Health Summit line, please email or call Madeline C. Chappell, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Phone: 678-356-6763

Email: madeline.chappell@emory.edu

*Coming Soon

Planning Committee

  • Courtney Gleason, MD
  • Ezi Obunadike, MD
  • Jennifer London, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Anna Cottle, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Atiya Wilson, MBA
  • Shermaine Johnson