Dr. Hainline, NCAA CMO, Speaks to MEAC Athletic Trainers

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 08/02/2017
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 2, 2017—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) conducted an in-person meeting with the conference’s head athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals on Monday at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel.

Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s Chief Medical Officer, presented before the assembled group.

Among the topics Dr. Hainline discussed in his nearly three-hour presentation were concussion protocol, substance abuse, cardiac health, mental health, overuse injuries and athletics health care administration.

Those in attendance were also able to engage Dr. Hainline in a question-and-answer session.

Dr. Hainline is the first Chief Medical Officer in the NCAA’s history, having served in that capacity since January 2013. In addition, he is a clinical professor of neurology at both the Indiana University School of Medicine and the New York University School of Medicine.

He is also senior vice president of the Sports Science Institute.

Dr. Hainline, a nationally-respected neurologist, has also served as chief medical officer for the United States Tennis Association (USTA). As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Hainline competed in tennis. He earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

“In the future, we want to make this an annual event,” Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas said to the assembled group. “This is an excellent opportunity for you all to exchange ideas, best practices, discuss your challenges and successes.

“We are in a new paradigm in sports medicine.”

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