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Monday, September 22 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
(CE) Common Horse Sense in Managing Sports Medicine Risks

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Given the high profile of intercollegiate athletics on campus, and the potential litigation from a poor outcome impacting the institution, collaborating with the sports medicine operation is highly recommended for any university risk management professional. This panel discussion will focus on key areas of liability in the sports medicine operation, legal considerations, and claims processes for athletic injuries. It will offer best practices risk prevention measures for consideration as well. Each panelist will speak for 10-12 minutes followed by a question and answer session. The panel facilitator will survey select higher education risk management professionals prior to the session to obtain questions to pose to the panelist. The audience will also be able to ask questions.
Learning Objectives:
 Understand the key areas of potential liability to sports
medicine operations. Topics including, pre‐participation
physical examination process, medical decisions, concussion
policy, student athlete mental health considerations and
emergency action planning.
 Understand the practical steps to mitigate risk and plan for
potential liabilities to better care for student athletes and to
manage risk to universities.


Timothy Neal

Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine, Syracuse University
Timothy Neal is the assistant director of athletics for sports medicine at Syracuse University, where he provides leadership and supervision of seven full-time athletic trainers and 10 graduate assistant athletic trainers. He’s also a member of the New York State Board of Athletic Training and received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2010. Neal also received the 2013 New York... Read More →

Eric Quandt

Lawyer, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Eric Quandt is a trial attorney practicing in Chicago with significant experience in sports medical legal issues. He was one of the founders of the Institute for Sports Medicine and Sports Law. Eric has represented institutions, team physicians, athletic directors and athletic trainers in a variety of claims involving intercollegiate sports. He has been a course director with others in organizing four national conferences with faculty from around... Read More →
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Richard Spiers

Vice President, Claims, Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation
Mr. Spiers has been in the insurance industry since 1980. Since 1985, he has been a claim executive in the reinsurance and excess marketplace and has been with Genesis Management and Insurance Services, a subsidiary of General Reinsurance, since 1997. He has extensive, nationwide experience handling the wide array of claims faced by public entities, K-12 school districts and the higher education sector. Based in Chicago, he has worked for... Read More →

Monday September 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon F & G