Emory Sports Medicine Center Women's Sports & Wellness Conference

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Time: TBD

Registration: Coming Soon

Virtual or In-Person option to attend

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.
Emory Conference Center hotel booking information 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329)

About the Conference

We will host both in-person and virtual sessions for this years conference. Select the appropriate registration link above to make your choice once available. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Our 2023 conference features health care experts to discuss current and relevant topics relating to the health and wellness of female athletes of all levels and generations. As women and young girls continue to dominate the world of sport, we must recognize the impact sports and fitness can have on the female body. This difference has led to innovative research that studies how high endurance and consistent low impact performance can affect a woman’s body from adolescence to young adulthood, to motherhood, and peaking as a senior athlete.

The Women’s Sports & Wellness Conference seeks to provide an opportunity to bridge this research and the resulting contemporary solutions and strategies geared toward prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation with the female athlete in mind. The conference will provide attendees with knowledge and advice in navigating significant real-life issues for the contemporary athlete with topics ranging from nutritional trends, psychological impacts, and the woman’s changing body (adolescent, pregnancy, and aging.) Also, medical experts will provide new information on the cutting-edge technologies and treatments used at Emory Healthcare and nationally, all while providing networking opportunities with colleagues and thought leaders in the field.

Who Should Attend?

Community Athletes:
  • Female athletes
  • Weekend warriors
  • Senior athletes
  • Fitness moms
  • Expecting (or soon to be) athletes
  • Parents of young athletic girls (along with young athletes)
  • Adolescent athletes
  • Coaches
Healthcare Professionals
(Educational credits available):

  • Physicians
  • Coaches
  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists

Keynote Speakers: Coming Soon

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, Program Director

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.

Planning Committee

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

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