American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2017 Award Winners Announced at 26th AMSSM Annual Meeting
San Diego, Calif. – The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) presented the following awards during its 26th Annual Meeting on May 13, 2017 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Best Overall Research Award – Christina Master, MD – The Use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for Assessing Cognitive Workload after Concussion
Harry Galanty Young Investigator Award – Andrea Pitts, MD – Epinephrine: Is There a Cheaper but Equally Effective Alternative?
NCAA Research Award – David Siebert, MD – The Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Competitive Athletes: A 2-year Prospective Study from Three National Centers
The NCAA Award for best research presentation addresses the health and safety issues of college athletes.
Best Overall Case Presentations
Resident Scholarship Award Winners
About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The conference features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today including overhead athlete care, military medicine, sports performance training, youth sports, professional athlete care, leg pain, mental health in athletes, current sports medicine topics and much more.
About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of more than 3,300 sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org
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