The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will present three addresses during the 2012-13 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 Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services, The Bone and Joint Center, and the college.

All three lectures will begin at 7 p.m., and will be presented at Graves Hall on the Hope campus.  Admission is free.

The series will open on Monday, Nov. 19, with “Recognition and Management of Lower Leg Pathologies in Athletics” by Dr. Bruce Stewart, who is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Shoreline Orthopaedics.

The second address, “Preventing Sudden Death in Athletes,” will be presented on Monday, Jan. 28, by Dr. Douglas Casa, who is a professor in the department of kinesiology, director of athletic training, chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute and a research associate in the human performance laboratory at the University of Connecticut.

The 2012-13 series will conclude on Monday, Feb. 25, with “Truths/Myths of Concussion Management” by Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, who is a clinical associate professor, neurology, with the University of Michigan.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., on College Avenue between 10th and 12th streets.

Additional information about the series may be obtained by contacting Dr. Kirk Brumels, who is lecture series coordinator and an associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope, at (616) 395-7356.