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BayCare Sports Medicine Conference Focuses on Keeping Seasoned Athletes, Active Adults in the Game

Day-Long Conference Features Olympic Gold Medalist Brooke Bennett

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 1, 2013) — BayCare Health System is teaming up with Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett for a day-long sports medicine conference focusing on tips and strategies for the seasoned athlete and active adults. Titled Staying Competitive for the Long Run: Strategies for the Seasoned Athlete, the conference will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg.

Brooke Bennett will be the keynote speaker, sharing her personal athletic journey of staying fit into her 30s and her drive to return to the swimming platform on the international stage to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A native of the Tampa Bay area, Bennett is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, having competed in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.

Additionally, the conference will feature physicians, nutritionists and a sports psychiatrist from throughout BayCare Health System to provide information on techniques to help older athletes continue a fit and active lifestyle. “Whether you’re a former high school or college athlete intent on keeping active or someone who wants to adopt an active lifestyle, this conference can help with information on tried and true methods and new technology for the seasoned athlete,” said Koco Eaton, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and a team physician for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Presentations will include information on nutrition and supplements, preventing injuries throughout an athlete’s life and the latest techniques in sports injury medicine. BayCare’s Sports Medicine team also will explore improving mental performance to help maintain fitness.

This unique conference will benefit athletes, active adults, coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and health care professionals. Registration is $40 for athletes and active adults, coaches and athletic trainers and $65 each for physicians and health professionals who are seeking continuing education credits. Registration includes all sessions, a continental breakfast and lunch. For physicians and physician assistants, 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits have been approved. For radiology technologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapistsand physical therapy assistants, there are 6.5 continuing education credits approved. A total of 5.5 CEUs have been approved for nurses.

To register or for more information, please visit or call (727) 953-9192.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health, and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, go to


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