Press Releases for 1999

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 28, 1999
Contact: Connie Raab or Janet Howard
(301) 496-8190

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A Capitol Hill briefing on
"Women's Health in Sports and Exercise"

Tuesday, June 29, 1999
10:30 a.m. - noon
2358 Rayburn House Office Building


Welcome and Overview
Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, Director,
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,
National Institutes of Health

The Honorable John Edward Porter (R-IL)

Physical Activity and Sport in the Lives of Girls and Women
Ms. Sandra Perlmutter, Executive Director,
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Current Trends in Sports Participation by Women
Dr. William E. Garrett, Jr., Professor and Chairman,
Department of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

The Epidemiology of Sports Injuries
Dr. Jo A. Hannafin, Associate Scientist,
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Specific Injury Locations
Dr. Elizabeth A. Arendt, Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Issues in Sports
Dr. Deborah Saint-Phard, Assistant Attending Physiatrist,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Perspectives of a Coach and Athlete
Ms. Lauren Gregg, Former All-American Soccer Player, UNC,
and Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (invited)

Closing Comments
Dr. Katz

Questions and Answers