Inaugural Care of the Female Athlete Symposium

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and athletic trainers are invited to attend the Inaugural Care of the Female Athlete Symposium on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City Conference Center. Registration is $150 (fee is reduced to $125 for early registration by 5/15/2019). A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registrants canceling after July 12, 2019 will not receive a refund. 

One of the speakers for today does have a financial relationship to disclose. Emily Leahey, MS, RDN, discloses that she has received grant research support from Southern Medical Oklahoma Foundation.

The Mercy Hospital’s CME Coordinator has reviewed the speaker’s disclosure information and everyone in a position to control content and has resolved all conflicts of interest, if applicable.

The Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City is accredited by the Oklahoma State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mercy Hospital (BOC AP# P10139) has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. The course number is CE24624.  This program is eligible for a maximum of 7.5 Category A hours/CEUs.

The Oklahoma Medical Board has approved 7.5 continuing education hours for physical therapists (#201913247).

Keynote Speaker

Sherri Coale

University of Oklahoma

Head Women’s Basketball Coach


In her twenty-third season as head coach of the University of Oklahoma women’s basketball team, Sherri Coale is considered one of the top collegiate coaches in the nation. A native of Healdton, Oklahoma, Coale spent her collegiate career playing for Oklahoma Christian University’s basketball team where she was an Academic All-American and graduated summa cum laude.

She began her head coaching career at Norman High School in Oklahoma amassing a 147-40 record, including two state-championships. After seven years and amazing success at the high school level, Coach Coale accepted the top coaching position at Oklahoma in 1996.

Sherri Coale turned a struggling program into a national title contender in a short period of time. Since 1996, the Sooners have won 6 regular season Big 12 titles, 4 Big 12 tournament titles, made 19 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament where her teams advanced to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond 9 times and played in 3 NCAA Final Fours.

Sherri Coale has also been recognized locally and nationally for her achievements. Coale was recently the recipient of the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award in the coaching category for her commitment to community involvement, the 2011 Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence and the 2012 World Neighbors/KFOR Dignity Award.

Sherri Coale was selected to serve as the head coach for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The Coale led team earned the Gold medal by defeating Russia on their home floor in the championship game. And in June of 2016, Sherri Coale was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Her goals have always been to maximize the potential of her players and team on and off the court by encouraging excellence in the classroom and service in the community. 


  • Describe the Implications for Medical Professionals in Gender Bias in Health Care
  • Understand commonly associated stress fractures with specific sports
  • Determining pre-workout and post-workout nutrition goals
  • Discuss mental health and the role of trauma regarding the mismanagement of medical care and the female athlete. 
  • Apply special considerations of pelvic floor function for the athlete
  • Describe the etiology and risk factors related to the development of dance related injuries
  • Review risk factors and treatment strategies for the female athlete's knee
  • Understand the basics of concussion and post-concussion syndrome

Speaker Bios


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome - Allison Armstrong, DPT

8:15 - 8:55 a.m.

Chandra Dyer, ATC, LAT, MSHR – Women Are Not Small Men 

8:55 - 9:35 a.m.

Megan Meier MD – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

9:35 - 10:15 a.m.

Emily Jacobson PT, DPT – Dance Related Injury Prevention: Rehabilitation “On Pointe” 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

Emily Leahey, MS, RDN – Role of Super Food, Pre-workout, Post workout Nutrition 

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Q & A Panel  – Dyer, Myer, Jacobson, Leahey

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Buffet 

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Luncheon – Coach Sherri Coale, OU Head Women's Basketball Coach  

12:30 - 1:10 p.m.

Taylor Sorenson, PsyD – The Integration of Sport Psychology for the Female Athlete’s Mental Health 

1:10 - 1:50 p.m.

Kellie Hunt, PT – Pelvic Floor Therapy: It’s more than just Kegels 

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Sheila Algan, MD – Stress Fracture in the Female Athlete 

2:40 - 3:20 p.m.

Sheila Algan, MD – Knee Injury in the Female Athlete 

3:20 - 4:00 p.m.

Margo Butchee, MD – Post-Concussion Syndrome with a Focus on Post-Concussion Headache 

4:00 - 4:20 p.m.

Q & A Panel  – Sorenson, Hunt, Algan, Butchee

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.