3rd Annual University at Buffalo Athletic Medicine Educational Symposium (AMES)

A Free Continuing Education Event for Athletic Trainers

Campus Shot, Aerial, Sunset, South Campus.

Presentations and Learning Labs

Topics for this year will include:

  • Joint reduction
  • Yoga
  • Return to play

Event schedule:

Thursday, June 13 - Murchie Family Fieldhouse @ UB North Campus 

Earn up to 2 CEUs

3:00 p.m. Registration opens, the event begins at 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Speaker: Marie Pettitt, MSAT, ATC
Topic: Breathing Techniques for Rehabilitation 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jessica Frame, MSAT, ATC

Topic: Yoga and Mobility for Athletes

6:00 p.m. Social hour catered by Fatman’s Pizza

Friday, June 14 - Kimball Tower @ UB South Campus 

Earn up to 8 CEUs

8:30 a.m. Registration opens, the event begins at 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Brian Bratta, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Topic: Kinesio tape (K-tape) Overview

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Speaker: Andy Bliz, MS, ATC, CES, PES

Topic: Updates in Soft Tissue Techniques

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lauren Duft, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES

Topic: Lymphatic Drainage Techniques

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by UBMD Orthopaedic 
& Sports Medicine with an interactive lecture by sponsor, Envois
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Michael Freitas, MD, MPT

Topic: Joint Reduction Techniques for the Athletic Trainer

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Speaker Kyle Plant, MD

Topic: Point of Care Diagnostic Ultrasound

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Presenters roundtable


Ryan Krzyzanowicz
UB Athletic Training program director

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Registration starts at
3 p.m.

Event: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Murchie Family Fieldhouse, UB North Campus, 105 Webster Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

Friday, June 14, 2024

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Event: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kimball Tower, UB South Campus, 40 Goodyear Rd., Buffalo, NY 14214

Sponsored by

Buffalo sports medicine logo.
enovis logo.
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions logo.
University at Buffalo Athletic Training program logo.
UB MD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

Hosted by

Athletic Training Education program 
UB Clinical Athletic Training staff