Challenge Family have just announced a new educational event on sports medicine for endurance athletes

Challenge FamilyChallenge Atlantic City and the Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons have announced the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City Sports Medicine Symposium (CACSMS) 27-29 June in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The CACSMS is a two day comprehensive educational symposium focused on sports medicine for the endurance athlete. The first of its kind in the region, the symposium will feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the field of sports medicine as well as athletic performance, nutrition, and recovery. The symposium is held in conjunction with the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City triathlon.

The CACSMS will feature leading edge, evidence-based treatment and methods for effective management of office and field-based clinical conditions. The practical, skill-oriented information is designed for sports medicine professionals such as physicians and allied medical professionals including APNs, PAs, PTs, ATCs, RNs and others engaged in the care of endurance athletes.

In addition to attending the symposium, attendees may volunteer as race-day medical tent personnel. This unique partnership between Challenge Atlantic City and the CACSMS offers world-class care to the competing athletes from a variety of experts in the field of sports medicine. It allows the medical professionals the opportunity to provide care in a real-time, real-world competitive environment with both professional and amateur endurance athletes.

Brad Bernardini, MD of Reconstructive Orthopedics, was chosen by the Challenge Family to be the Medical Director of the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City full distance triathlon. An avid triathlete, Dr Bernardini leads the Recon Sports Medicine group, a part of ReconSports & Reconstructive Orthopedics, New Jersey’s largest orthopedic group.

Challenge Atlantic City Sports Medicine Symposium 2014 (CACSMS) is supported in part by ReconSports & Reconstructive Orthopedics. Recon Sports Medicine is also the Official Medical Sponsors, responsible for supervising and staffing the medical tents throughout race weekend.

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Challenge Atlantic City is part of the Challenge Family series of triathlons featuring 27 full and half distance races around the world, including the world’s largest long distance triathlon – Challenge Roth in Germany. The birthplace of the Challenge Family, Challenge Roth now features over 5,500 athletes and 220,000 spectators and home to both world records held by Andreas Raelert (GER) and Chrissie Wellington (GBR). Since 2002, races throughout Europe, UK, Australasia, Asia, South America and North America have joined Roth. Together they provide athletes with a new experience of long distance racing with a strong focus on athlete and spectator experience, giving back to the community while respecting the legacy of sport and being committed to its continued growth. For further information on Challenge Family visit