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 and the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine as the first two international societies to be part of this ongoing Global Exchange program. An AMSSM member will be chosen annually to travel to Japan or Norway, with Japan/Norway sending a member to AMSSM in alternating years.

For 2020 – AMSSM will visit Norway; Japan will visit AMSSM

For 2021 – AMSSM will visit Japan; Norway will visit AMSSM

  • 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/annually to support the travel expenses for the selected AMSSM member to participate in the Global Exchange that year. Any expenses above $5,000 will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • Participants will be reimbursed for coach class airfare to the designated location. Lodging and transportation will also be reimbursed by AMSSM. The host country will provide complimentary meeting registration for the visiting AMSSM member. Participants will receive $80/day per diem to help with meal costs not covered by conference registration.
  • 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 or instructional course lecture.
  • Participants 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.
  • The AMSSM Global Exchange program is funded through a grant from DJO Global, via the AMSSM Foundation.
  • Must be logged in to apply (Global Exchange Applications for 2020 Trip to Norway due by March 1, 2020).


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