- Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Foundation

Seminar Schedule


Youth Sports Concussion Awareness and Prevention

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:30PM New Canaan High School
11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

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Speakers include:

Steve Thurlow - President NFL Alumni CT Chapter - retired Running Back for the Redskins and Giants

Terry Hanratty - Record setting Quarterback at Notre Dame...leading the Irish to the 1966 National Championship.

A veteran NFL QB earning two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dr. Sethi is an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich. He was an all-Ivy League athlete and graduated with honors from Cornell University. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at Yale University. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and was assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, Los Angeles Kings hockey team, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Univ. of Southern California football team.

Board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Sethi is on the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine, where he teaches advanced techniques in sports medicine surgery. He is currently team physician for Greenwich High School and Iona Preparatory High School.

A practicing pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Ryan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents. She completed undergraduate work at Cornell University and received a Doctorate at University of Cincinnati. She did her residency at the Atlanta VA Hospital, working with veterans suffering from a TBI. Her post-doctoral fellowship was completed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she specialized in pediatric neuropsychology.

During her tenure as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Ryan led the outpatient rehabilitation program that provided comprehensive treatment to children recovering from TBI, brain tumor, stroke and other neurological disease. Dr. Ryan provided neuropsychological assessment and concussion consultations for the NFL Cincinnati Bengals Football Team.

Dr. Mark Camel is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He is the section head of neurosurgery at Greenwich Hospital and is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in NY City.

Dr. Camel received his undergraduate degree from University of Rochester in New York and medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri. After finishing his role as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Barnes Hospital, he studied the molecular biology of pituitary tumors and astrocytoma during his research fellowship in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for nine years in many roles including Vice President and several committee chairmanships. Currently, Dr. Camel is a member of the New York Regional Cabinet for Washington University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Brunswick School.

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ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education
6th Annual Medical Education Conference


Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 AM to 1 PM
Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich



Gloria Cohen, MD

CYCLE STRONG! A Sports Conditioning and Injury Prevention Workshop for Cycling Enthusiasts!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM

North Castle Public Library - Charles Elson Wing
19 Whippoorwill Rd. E, Armonk, NY
ONS Sports Medicine Physician, Gloria Cohen, MD
EHS Physical Therapist, David Potucek, MSPT
Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club Rides Director, Alan Sheiner
Gloria Cohen, MD, FACSM, a sports medicine physician with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, is the former Team Physician for the Canadian National and Olympic Cycling Teams and is currently the Primary Care Sports Medicine Team Physician at Columbia University. Dr. Cohen was a featured speaker at the Medicine of Cycling Conference in Colorado Springs.
David Potucek, MSPT, CFMT, is a physical therapist with Elite Health Services. Dave has worked in a variety of practice settings, treating a multitude of orthopedic, sports, and neurological patient populations. His experience as a personal trainer further developed his knowledge of exercise based strength training.
Alan Sheiner, Rides Director, Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club (SCBC) is responsible for cycling clinics, recruiting and training ride leaders, winter training sessions, special cycling events, and overall quality and safety of SCBC rides. Alan also volunteers as a riding marshal in multiple regional cycling events.
Workshop is free of charge, but registration is requested:
Call 203-869-3131




Baseball and Throwing Sports Conditioning Workshop 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:30 PM registration, 8 PM -program
OGRCC, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich

The OGRCC(Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center) and the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Educationwill present Power Training for Throwing Sports: Play Strong- Play Safe,a free workshop designed to raise awareness about the potential for injuries from throwing sports and to give kids, parents, coaches and trainers hands-on instruction on safe conditioning and strengthening techniques to prevent injury.  The program will take place at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register call 203-637-3659, or emailogrcc@yahoo.com.

The seminar will be presented by ONS sports medicine specialist and orthopaedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD who will discuss arm injuries most often associated with throwing sports and ways to prevent injuries. ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht, DPT will talk about conditioning and strengthening techniques that help prevent injuries.

Mini-Med School at Greenwich Hospital- Let’s talk about Joints: Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD); Causes, symptoms and treatments
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6:30 PM
Greenwich Hospital, Noble Conference Center

- Also known as osteoarthritis, DJD affects over 30 percent of the US population over age 65. By 2030, a projected 67 million people will have been diagnosed with DJD. Understanding the latest research on the causes of the disease and surgical and non-surgical treatments is the focus of this seminar. Orthopedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will lead this informative and interactive program. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or register online.

Greenwich Hospital Mini-Med School offers tuition-free seminars to introduce area residents to the world of human health and the groundbreaking changes taking place in healthcare and the field of medicine today. By educating the public about relevant medical issues, people become more involved in their own health and wellbeing. The seminars are presented by Greenwich Hospital staff physicians and are designed to be causal and highly informative. No science or medical background is necessary to attend. The audience will gain a greater awareness of significant health issues, and about the role of medical research in advancing healthcare. Each session includes a question and answer period.
Whether you're a student, teacher, caregiver, healthcare provider, or someone with an interest in research and medicine, you will gain a better understanding of basic terms and medical concepts.

Ski and Snowboard Injury Prevention Seminar
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 6:30 PM
North Castle Public Library, Armonk, NY

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven Hindman and Dr. Tim Greene, physical therapist Chalon Lefebvre, PT of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education in Greenwich, and ski and snowboard experts from Hickory and Tweed in Armonk will present a free seminar on ski and snowboard injury prevention. Winter sports lovers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to attend “Ski Conditioning and Injury Prevention” to learn about the causes- and ways to prevent- common skiing injuries. The seminar will include tips for safe skiing and demonstrations of conditioning and strengthening exercises to prepare your body for skiing and snowboarding. Information on treatments for injuries such as a ruptured ACL and skier’s thumb will be discussed, including surgical and non-surgical approaches. Equipment experts from the outdoor ski and cycle shop Hickory and Tweed will talk about the importance of equipment fit and maintenance and will show the latest innovations in skis, boots and snowboards.

The free seminar is open to the public and will take place at the library, located at 19 Whippoorwill Road East. Check in and refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start promptly at 7 p.m. Registration is requested. To register, call 203-869-3131.

ONS Foundation Conference for Medical Professionals
"Replacement Parts" Innovations in Joint Replacement

Saturday, November 3, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Greenwich Hospital, Noble Confernce Center

A one-day professional conference focused on the latest advances in joint replacement. Learn about the most cutting edge surgeries that are being performed to restore mobility in the aging population. From shoulders to ankles and many other joints in between, surgeons are making it possible for people to stay active longer through joint replacement surgery.  

Medical professionals who attend are eligible for continuing medical education credit. Information and conference details will be posted by September 15.

The “Impact” of Sports
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

The Bruce Museum will host an informative program on injury prevention by a panel of medical experts speaking on concussion and upper and lower extremity injuries in high school and college athletics. Panelists to include orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tim Greene, primary care sports medicine physician Dr. Gloria Cohen, and neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon from the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education in Greenwich, CT. The program is free, but advance reservations are suggested by calling the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376.

Play it safe! Avoid Golf- and Tennis-related Injuries in Women and Girls
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Katie Vadasdi, MD
Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT

Women and girls have unique risks for sports injuries due to bio-mechanical and hormonal factors. Learn about potential injuries to shoulder, elbows and knees related to summer golf and tennis activities that are most commonly seen by doctors. Injury prevention strategies through proper sports-specific conditioning and strengthening will be the main focus of the talk.

Dr. Katie Vadasdi specializes in adolescent and adult sports medicine and is fellowship-trained in the shoulder and elbow. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Vadasdi performed a residency at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and did her fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Vadasdi is an accomplished triathlete, having completed Ironman competitions in 2007 and 2009, and she is an alpine climber having ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier and the Grand Tetons, among others.

April 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6 p.m.)
Golf Injury Prevention
Orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD, physical therapist Laura Liebesman, PT
ONS, 6 Greenwich Office Park, Valley Drive, Greenwich

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will offer a golf injury prevention seminar to help players of all levels avoid common injuries so they can enjoy their sport to the fullest. The program will offer practical tips on how to stay in the game- and out of the doctor’s office and will feature presentations by orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD; Physical Therapist Laura Liebesman; as well as Head PGA Professional Mike Summa of the Stanwich Club. The speakers will discuss the most common injuries to the back, shoulders, elbows and knees, offer tips for staying injury free, information on the best techniques to treat common injuries and suggest goals for pre-golf physical conditioning to optimize strength and flexibility. Mr. Summa will focus on the importance of proper equipment and good technique. This Seminar is free. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, contact@ons-foundation.org to register. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2012, 7 pm - Youth Baseball and Throwing Injuries
Orthopedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD and Alicia Hirscht, PT, DPT
Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Avenue, Riverside

Participation in baseball and other team sports has countless benefits for kids beyond being good exercise. Good self esteem, stronger communication skills, learning how to cooperate and contribute to a team are a few. Along with the positives however, are risks for sports injuries that can take the fun out of the game. The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a free program designed to raise awareness of the potential for injuries from “throwing sports” and offer tips for keeping kids on the playing fields and out of the doctor’s office. The program is being co-sponsored by the OGRCC (Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center), and will take place at Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Avenue in Riverside, CT. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register for Preventing Throwing Injuries, call 637-3659 or 869-3131, or email ogrcc.execasst@yahoo.com.


December 13, 2011 - Ski Injury Prevention Seminar
Orthopedic and sports medicine physicians Dr. Steven Hindman and Dr. Tim Greene, and physical therapist Chalon Lefebvre, PT will present a FREE seminar on ski and snowboard injury prevention- 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. program.

Learn about the causes of common skiing injuries and how they can be avoided. The seminar includes safe skiing tips, and information on the latest treatments for injuries such as a ruptured ACL.  Chalon Lefebvre, will explain and demonstrate ski conditioning and strengthening exercises. The seminar will take place at ONS at 10 Valley Drive, building #6 in Greenwich. FREE admission, however registration is requested. Please call 203-869-3131 to register.

November 1, 2011, 6 p.m. – Brain and Spine Injury Prevention for Seniors

For people over age 65, a fall poses a high risk for traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. In fact, falls are the leading cause of brain injury in the elderly, often leading to hospitalization, loss of independence and life-threatening conditions.  Neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon will talk about how to avoid accidents like tripping or slipping that can lead to a life-changing injury. He will discuss the most common causes of injuries in and out of the home, highlight what should be done to reduce the risk for injuries,and explain when a simple fall should be taken more seriously. The talk will take place in the Noble Conference Room at Greenwich Hospital. Admission is FREE. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.

September 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. program. Running Right!- Injury Prevention for Runners

An information-packed seminar on all things running-related including the biomechanics of a runner, injuries in runners and injury prevention. Learn how to recognize and avoid the most common injuries associated with running from non-operative sports medicine physician and runner Dr. Gloria Cohen. Physical therapist Abigail Ramsey will discuss stretching and strengthening conditioning for runners, safe training methods, physical therapy injury treatments and returning to running after an injury. Presenters will also include running specialist Chris Goslin from Greenwich Running Co. The free seminar will take place at ONS, building #6 in Greenwich Office Park, at 10 Valley Drive. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 for more information or to register for Running Right!

September 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - Parenting a Healthy Dancer

A workshop for parents at The Ballet Schoolof Stamford will feature non-operative Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Gloria Cohen, Dance Physical Therapist Samara DiMattia MSPT and Psychotherapist Becca Gaines, MS PC in an open forum for parents on how to keep young dancers healthy in mind and body. The FREE workshop, which is presented at The Ballet School of Stamford at 175 Atlantic Street in Stamford, is presented in partnership with the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. The FREE workshop is open to the public. Registration is requested. For information or to register, send an email to info@Balletschoolofstamford.org, or call 203-358-8853.

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