Training and education to benefit the health and safety of Central Oregon youth

Education is one of our most important roles in our community. In fact, we want safety to be part of every conversation, and top of mind when engaging in high-risk sports. To this end, we have programs to educate everyone. From third graders to medical professionals, we deliver education on preventing and managing sports injuries.

For the Medical Community

The Center Foundation hosts an annual conference for medical professionals. Uniquely, this in-depth conference typically includes a cadaveric lab, designed to demonstrate in-depth anatomy and current surgical procedures, and led by skilled orthopedic surgeons from The Center.

Specifically focusing on common injuries and rehabilitation techniques, our conferences provide the most current information in orthopedics and sports medicine. In addition, we are approved by the Board of Certification to offer CEU’s for our professional education conferences. Visit our Events page for information on upcoming conferences.


Now offering Virtual Home Study

Need CME/CEU’s? Now you can study on your own schedule without the travel. In addition, we offer flexible packages that allow you to attend the entire conference, a single day, or select only the sessions most relevant to your practice.

Brain Trust 2020 Home Study (CME/CEU)
Knee’d to Know Home Study (CEU)


Education for Students and Parents

Teaching kids about sports safety from an early age creates smart habits that last a lifetime. Therefore, beginning with helmet safety for third graders, we teach age-appropriate skills for protecting young brains and spines. Continuing through high school, parents and athletes learn injury prevention and concussion awareness.


For Coaches

Coaches and Athletic Directors are a powerful and positive influence on the safety of young athletes. With this in mind, we host an annual coaches’ conference. By providing continuing education on injury prevention and concussion awareness, we support coaches in keeping kids safe in sports. The result is sports programs that put safety first.

“It all comes down to safety of children. Safety for children on and off the playing field is my main priority. As a parent of high school athletes, I have personally been on the receiving end of The Center Foundation athletic trainers. And, I’ve seen the service that they provide to our local schools. When a player ‘drops to the ground,’ knowing that trained support is on the field makes a huge difference to parents.“

—Patsy Melville,
High Desert Insurance