Dr. Joshua Gibbs discusses Asthma in Young Athletes at 1st Annual Sports Medicine for the Youth Athlete Conference hosted by CHOC

This conference was designed to provide primary care physicians, allied health professionals, and athletic trainers with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills necessary to care for their youth athletes. Attendees were given the opportunity to discuss a variety of youth sports medicine topics with expert faculty through didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and breakout sessions.


Dr. Joshua Gibbs, PSF Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, provided instruction and participated in panel discussion on asthma in the youth athlete covering prevalence, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic testing and treatment.


By participating in this continuing medical education program, attendees are now able to:


– Identify the components of a Pre-Participation Exam (PPE) prior to athletic participation.
– Identify patients with family history who are potentially at increased risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
– Discuss the role of neuropsychological evaluation in concussion management.
– Improve adherence to recent guidelines for concussion management.
– Recognize when to make recommendations for sports clearance and when to refer.
– Integrate discussions of nutrition and supplement use into patient visits during PPEs.
– Identify management strategies for handling the athlete with asthma.
– Increase the ability to evacuate, diagnose , and manage common sports injuries.


CHOCPSF congratulates all the speakers, organizers and attendees for a successful conference which provided life-saving advice for our youth athletes to professionals in our communities.