Join The Micheli Center and the Division of Sports Medicine for our lecture series & webinars. We will discuss hot and important topics related to sports and dance medicine, injury prevention, and performance optimization.

Check back for our next lecture offering in the fall!


June 5, 2021
Safely Exploring the Outdoors: Injury prevention and basic survival tips for outdoor & water activities

Speakers: Sarah Jackson, MD, CSCS; Bill Meehan, MD; Ariel Fay Carr, BS, FMS, FRCMS, CFSC 2

Due to the pandemic and indoor restrictions, many people have taken an interest in outdoor and water activities that can be done in a smaller group or alone. This two-hour lecture will focus on injury prevention for outdoor and water activities, including hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing/hunting along with kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and waterskiing. The discussion will include common injuries and conditions; response to acute medical conditions; overview of basic injury prevention and survival skills; water safety; upper extremity strength and conditioning; and ankle and knee stabilization. The live exercise demonstration will include upper and lower extremity strength training, core strength, and training for activities on uneven surfaces.

Lecture: https://youtu.be/idGIfsCmRhw

Exercise demo: https://youtu.be/hvRqqSctZHY

March 13, 2021

Running & Nutrition: Training from Beginner to Marathon

Speakers: Kristin Whitney, MD, MA; Nicole Farnsworth, MS, RD, LDN; Sara Collins, CPT, LAT, ATC
Kristin Whitney, a director of the Injured Runners Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, will cover running basics and marathon training program basics with regard to gradual building for endurance. She will also include when to rest or seek consultation for running related Injuries. Nicole Farnsworth, clinical nutrition specialist, will focus on the nutrition basics - macronutrients, timing nutrition before/during/after runs - as well as when to reach out to a sports dietitian for help. Sara Collins, injury prevention specialist, will share the importance of strength training and conditioning prior to running in order to build strength and prevent injury. She will do this by demonstrating key exercises to perform in order to assist in the prevention of injuries often found in distance runners.


January 13, 2021
Athlete Nutrition and Psychological Aspects During COVID-19

Guests: Robin Amylon, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CSCS and Kim O'Brien, PhD, LICSW
Robin Amylon, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CSCS, registered dietitian at Boston University, and Kim O'Brien, PhD, LICSW, clinical social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital talked to athletes about navigating through changes in their nutrition and mental health during this pandemic.

January 7, 2021
The Show Does Go On: Adaptability and Resiliency During COVID-19

Guests: Kara Lindsay & Kelsey Griffith, MS
Our chat with Broadway star, Kara Lindsay, and our mental skills coach, Kelsey Griffith, MS will include challenges presented by COVID-19 for the Broadway community, tips to maintain the performer/athlete mindset, opportunities to explore life outside of work & performance/sport, and ways to capitalize on adaptability & creativity.

December 16, 2020
The Movement of Figure Skating

Guests: Mirai Nagasu; Ellen Geminiani, MD; Michael Cook, BS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP; and Ariel Fay Carr, BS, FMS, RFCms, CFSC 2
The Movement of Figure Skating includes discussions on specific unique movements in figure skating, biomechanics of these movements, on-ice techniques, and off-ice training tips with special guest US Olympian and bronze medalist, Mirai Nagasu! 


December 9, 2020
Live workout with The Micheli Center and The Boston Pride

Guests: Sara Carpenito, MS, LAT, ATC; Jillian Dempsey, & Taylor Turnquist
Live virtual workout with Sara Carpenito at The Micheli Center in Waltham and Jillian Dempsey & Taylor Turnquist players from the NWHL Boston Pride.

May 27, 2020
Running Considerations During COVID-19

Guests: Pierre d’Hemecourt, MD; Kristin Whitney, MD; and Sara Collins, L/ATC, CPT
Discussion about running during COVID-19 including: Pros/cons of running during this time; masks/face covering during running; heat illness considerations; and breathing exercises.

May 4, 2020
Riding the Wave of COVID-19

Guests: Kelsey Griffith, MS
An interactive webinar to help learn to navigate the many ups and downs of COVID-19. Learn how sport-minded mental skills tools can help you acknowledge and accept the differences each day will bring, particularly in regards to motivation, stress, and mood.