Vail Symposium event ‘Staying in the Game for Life’ set for Thursday |

Vail Symposium event ‘Staying in the Game for Life’ set for Thursday

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyDr. Peter Millett

The Vail Symposium’s September Health and Wellness series features renowned medical and scientific authorities examining current trends in sports medicine and injuries, how to keep athletes and people of all ages healthy for life, and why some people stay well throughout their lifetime and others fall ill before their time.

The series continues Thursday night with a program that is a must-attend for coaches and parents of young athletes. In “Staying in the Game for Life” Dr. Peter Millett, director of shoulder surgery and shoulder, knee and sports medicine specialist at The Steadman Clinic, will speak on how sports injuries among our young athletes have become an epidemic.

“With the increased emphasis on youth sports, we are literally seeing an epidemic of young athletes with bone and joint injuries – many of these injuries will have long term effects on our kids,” Millett said. “This symposium will explain how we got here, the extent of the problem, and what can be done to prevent injuries and keep our kids safe.”

More than 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries annually, a large majority attributed to overuse.

The program begins at 6 p.m., following a reception with light appetizers at 5:30 p.m. at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Tickets per individual program are $37, $27 for Vail Symposium donors. Student and teacher tickets are $10, and youth of ages 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 970-476-0954.

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