The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will present five addresses during the 2002-03 school year.

The series, which will feature a variety of topics, is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co- sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GRSportsCenter and the college.

The series will open on Thursday, Sept. 26, with "Instrumented Arthrometry for the Shoulder: From Feel to Real," by Dr. Paul Borsa of the University of Michigan. On Monday, Nov. 11, Dr. Patricia Kolodziej of River Valley Orthopaedics of Grand Rapids will present "Persistent Ankle Pain in Athletes." On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Dr. Sandra Shultz of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro will present "Strategies for Preventing Knee Injuries in Female Athletes."

The series will continue in the spring semester on Monday, Feb. 3, with "The Scapula, Scapulothoracic Articulation, and Cervical Regions in the Throwing Athlete," by Scott Bruce of the University of Miami. The series will conclude for the season on Thursday, April 3, with "Developing Objective Return to Play Criteria Following Concussions in Sport" by Dr. Stephen Bloom of Rehabilitative and Physical Medicine Specialists of Grand Rapids.

The opening lecture on Thursday, Sept. 26; the Wednesday, Nov. 20, lecture; and the Monday, Feb. 3, lecture will be presented in the Maas Center at Hope College, located on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street in Holland. The Monday, Nov. 11, lecture and the Thursday, April 3, lecture will be presented at Mary Free Bed Hospital, 235 Wealthy, S.E. in Grand Rapids.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.