Education Committee

The Education Committee will support the AMSSM as the premier educational resource for sports medicine physicians.


  • Oversee the processes for submission of case abstracts, blinded review of case abstracts, selection of cases for podium presentations, selection of cases for poster presentations, implementation of case podium presentation sessions, implementation of case poster presentation sessions and selection of awards for case podium presentations for AMSSM Annual Meetings.
  • Oversee the Two Minute Drill case submission, review, presentation and award processes for AMSSM Annual Meetings if included in the Annual Meeting.
  • Participate on the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting to organize the case podium presentation sessions, case poster presentation sessions and Two Minute Drill sessions if included in the AMSSM Annual Meeting.
  • Review the AMSSM Annual Meeting evaluations each year and work with the Program Committee to guide changes based on the program evaluations and in compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requirements.
  • The Committee will work to create educational curriculums that reflect current sports medicine standards of care that can be utilized in primary specialty residency training programs and/or medical student education.  Specifically:
    • Develop and periodically update musculoskeletal and sports medicine curriculum guidelines for residents of the five primary specialties (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) that contribute to the subspecialty of primary care sports medicine.  This may be accomplished in collaboration with interested national organizations of these primary specialties such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or other appropriate organizations that are interested in collaborating.
  • The Committee will actively look for opportunities to create new educational forums that further the advancement of the field of sports medicine.  Specifically:
    • Develop and periodically update an internet-based library of clinical cases from among those presented at AMSSM Annual Meetings that members can access readily in order to maximize learning opportunities from these clinical cases. This may be done in collaboration with other interested sports medicine organizations.
  • Develop a national education and certification program for high school coaches designed to increase their level of comfort and competence in providing first aid level response for student athletes; improve their understanding of how the sports medicine team cares for injured student athletes and prevents injuries; and enhance coordination of the care of student athletes among coaches, athletic trainers and team physicians.  This may be accomplished in collaboration with other interested national organizations such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Contribute via the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound subcommittee to the planning and implementation of musculoskeletal ultrasound pre-conference workshops at AMSSM Annual Meetings, and coordinate with AMSSM-approved regional institutions and CME providers for all musculoskeletal ultrasound CME courses co-sponsored by AMSSM.
  • Sub-Committees:
    • Annual Meeting Review
    • Sports Medicine Curriculum for Pediatric Residencies
    • Online Cases Studies
    • National Sports Medicine Education Program for High Schools Coaches
    • MSK Ultrasound
    • Medicine (AOSSM), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
    • Develop sports medicine educational content available as online CME for members.
  • Members of the Committee will liaison with other AMSSM Committees such that all educational opportunities might be acted upon in the best interest of AMSSM and its members. 


Education Committee appointments will be a three-year renewable term for active members provided they actively participate in the function and responsibilities of the Committee, such as review of case abstracts on two of the three years of their term. Fellows and Resident members of AMSSM may be part of the Committee but are not eligible to review case abstracts or Two Minute Drill submissions.  Diversity in Committee membership is strongly encouraged.


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