13th Annual Stony Brook Sports Medicine Update: A spotlight on Student - Athlete Mental Health - 2023

Friday, May 12, 2023

Conference starts in:

Online Streaming
1 Day Conference May 12th, 2023
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Identifying the common problems that health care professionals face when caring for athletes with mental health problems or disorders to achieve optimal patient care. This educational activity is designed to address the underlying needs of multiple disciplines that are working with athletes who suffer from injuries or struggle with mental health problems or disorders, and how to proceed with care. By discussing persistent topics brought up throughout the athletic population and addressing evaluation and care strategies with the best suited adaptations, the attendee will further learn how to serve and recognize patients in need.

This is a live and virtual activity.   The Zoom link will be sent to the email used to register. Please be sure to indicate if you will attend live or watch virtually when you register.

The event will be held live at the MART Auditorium.  

Registration closes on May 11, 2023.  The link to this course will be sent at 4 pm on May 11, 2023 to the email address used to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Palau, hannah.palau@stonybrookmedicine.edu.

Registration information to follow shortly....

Dates and Times

Start: 5/12/2023 8:00 AM
End: 5/12/2023 4:00 PM


  • Be able to help identify student-athletes with mental health issues.
  • Focus on implementing a program for student-athletes with mental health.
  • Understand how drug and alcohol use can effect mental health in-athletes.
  • Understand how injury can affect mental-health in athletes.
  • Understand how athletes handle grief and loss.
  • Understand how concussions can affect mental health in student-athletes.
  • Understand how the overall team of athletics can assist athletes struggling with mental health issues.


Tier Price
Non-Stony Brook Physicians $50.00
Non-Stony Brook Other Healthcare Professionals $25.00
Stony Brook Physicians - Free $0.00
Stony Brook Other Healthcare Professionals - Free $0.00
Students -all current high school or college students - Free $0.00
Exhibitors $750.00


  • Dr. John Bowman, PhD
    • Mental Health After ACL Injuries
  • Dr. Stuart Cherney, MD
    • Introduction to Concerns of Mental Health in Student - Athletes
  • Dr. Brian Cruickshank, MD
    • Concussions & Mental Health in Student - Athletes
  • Dr. Kristin Hopkins, MD
    • Mental Health After ACL Injuries an Orthopaedics View
  • Ms. Lara Hunter, LCSW
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs in Student -Athletes
  • Mr. Bryan Karp, Bachelor Degree
    • Dealing with Adversity while Playing College Athletics
  • Dr. Danielle Merolla, Doctorial Degree
    • Designing a Program for Mental Health Problems for Athletes
  • Dr. James Penna, MD
    • Changing Role of Orthopaedic Surgeon & Team Doc


  • Student - Athlete Mental Health: An Athletic Trainer's Point of View
    • Ms. Jillian Ayson, Master's Degree
    • Ms. Nicole Cuccurullo, Master's Degree


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education is not responsible for awarding CEU/CE credits. You may obtain a letter of participation for hours of learning and submit it to your accrediting agency.

Athletic Trainers: pending

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Hannah Palau
Department: Dept of Orthopaedics
Phone: (772) 321-7865
Email: hannah.palau@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222