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BIRMINGHAM (June 29, 2012) – Coaches, officials, parents and athletic trainers are invited to participate in the inaugural Youth Sports Safety Clinic hosted by UAB Sports Medicine Clinic at Children’s of Alabama. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Bradley Lecture Center in the Children’s Harbor Building (1600 6th Ave. S.) and includes lunch. For those who are interested, free CPR certification will be offered from noon until 3:30 p.m. Complimentary parking is available in the Park Place building parking deck (1600 5th Ave. S.). 

Speakers include: Dr. Reed Estes of UAB Sports Medicine; Dr. Eric Law, Sports Medicine Fellow at Troy University and Dr. James Robinson, team physician for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Topics will encompass new legislation regarding concussions and return-to-play, dehydration, common acute injury management and much more.

Made possible through a grant sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson, the clinic is free to the public, but pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants. To register, email or call 205.638.6339. Deadline to register is July 6.

“We are thrilled to partner with Safe Kids Worldwide to provide such a valuable resource to the community,” said Drew Ferguson, Director of UAB Sports Medicine at Children’s. “The levels of expertise represented throughout this workshop are second to none, and the insight provided will help shape safety strategies for youth sports programs across the state.”
About UAB Sports Medicine
UAB Sports Medicine is a department of Children's and an affiliate of the UAB Division of Orthopedic Surgery. With access to both Children's and UAB Health System physicians and research, UAB Sports Medicine offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to individuals of all ages.
UAB Sports Medicine is staffed with Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialists, X-ray Technicians, Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers and Pedorthist all located in one facility. Most services can be offered in one location with an efficiency and personal touch not found at larger clinics. UAB Sports Medicine takes pride in a patient centered approach to medicine.

About Children’s of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen offices in communities across central and north Alabama. The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children is the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for excellence in nursing care. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Last year, patients made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. More information is available at