AMSSM and partnering societies have created an ongoing clinical/research Global Exchange program to expand on relationships being formed through the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship. This program will provide a great educational opportunity for selected members, with a long-term objective of building clinical and research collaborations with these countries.

AMSSM has partnered with the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine and the South African Sports Medicine Association as the first three international societies to be part of this ongoing Global Exchange program. AMSSM members will be selected to travel to Japan, Norway and South Africa in alternating years, with Japan/Norway/South Africa sending a member to AMSSM in alternating years.

South African Global Exchange Application

Dates: 1 week in duration, overlapping with SASMA Annual Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2022
Applications Due: Monday, June 20, 2022 by 11:00am CT

Japanese Global Exchange Application

Dates: 1 week in duration, overlapping with JSCSM Annual Conference Nov 12-13, 2022
Applications Due: Monday, June 20, 2022 by 11:00am CT

The AMSSM Global Exchange program is funded through a grant from DJO Global, via the AMSSM Foundation.

  • Applicants must have been AMSSM members for at least the past five years, must be at least five years out from completion of an accredited sports medicine fellowship, be board certified in sports medicine and currently practicing in the U.S. or Canada.
  • AMSSM will provide up to $5,000 for the trip to support the travel expenses for the selected AMSSM member to serve as a Global Exchange Fellow that year. Any expenses above $5,000 will be the responsibility of the participant.
    • Participants will be responsible for booking all travel arrangements. Receipts will be required for reimbursement of coach class airfare, lodging and transportation and other travel expenses. Participants can include an $80/day per diem for meal costs not covered by conference registration. The host country will provide complimentary meeting registration for the visiting AMSSM Global Exchange Fellow.
  • Applicants will be vetted/recommended by the IIOR Committee and presented to the AMSSM Board Executive Committee for approval. The selection Committee will carefully look at clinical and research goals of the applicants to determine the best candidate to participate in the exchange each year.
  • NOTE: this is not an Exchange Lecture. The AMSSM member selected for this opportunity will not be guaranteed a podium session at the meeting he/she will be attending. The host country will provide an opportunity to speak at the meeting, whether that be in a small group presentation, poster presentation, instructional course lecture or at the podium.
  • Global Exchange Fellows will be expected to be available to share about their experiences for appropriate AMSSM communications (via newsletter, podcasts, etc.). After the trip, the AMSSM member will be expected to send the IIOR Chair a report about her/his trip including information on the meeting attended and any potential opportunities for collaboration.


  • Please submit your application & a photo of yourself electronically through the application portal (must be logged in to the AMSSM website to complete).
  • You may save and return your application.
  • All application materials must be completed and submitted through the portal by Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00am Central Time. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.

Upcoming Global Exchange Fellowship Participants Include:

Year Participant Upcoming Visit To:
2023 Tom Trojian, MD, FAMSSM Norway


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