American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Collaborates with Wilderness Medical Society for Thematic Issue
(Leawood, KS – September 9, 2015) – The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (CJSM) and the Journal of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine co-published The Preparticipation Evaluation of the Wilderness Athlete and Adventurer thematic issue this month. The 13-article issue is the result of a year and half long collaboration between the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) authors. It follows the general format of the Preparticipation Evaluation (PPE) and is meant to serve as an adjunct or ready reference for physicians performing evaluations on wilderness athletes and adventurers. These athletes generally represent a different demographic than the traditional athletes the PPE 4th Mono targets and they often face unique environmental and trip/adventure challenges. The PPE discussed in the issue emphasizes much more prevention, counseling and preparation than the traditional PPE, which focuses more on clearance. Terminology is more evaluation and prevention-minded as opposed to clearance-focused
All articles feature AMSSM authors and/or WMS authors, many of whom are leaders in both fields. A "cross-editing" process approach was utilized by AMSSM and WMS, meaning a guest editor from each organization reviewed all articles. AMSSM Member Guest Editors include Drs. Chris Madden, (AMSSM Immediate Past President) and Chad Asplund (AMSSM Board of Directors). AMSSM Member Dr. Tom Trojian (Past Board of Director) served as the CJSM theme issue Editor. WMS Guest Editors include Drs. Aaron Campbell and Tony Islas.
“We hope this unique contribution, which was minimally represented in the literature, will help clinicians become more familiar with wilderness athlete and adventurer needs in an effort to keep them safe and to help them succeed in their endeavors,” said Dr. Chris Madden, AMSSM Immediate Past President.
Dr. Madden was also featured in a Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (CJSM) podcast discussing the issue.
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About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of 2,700+ 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