The 2016 Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport (CSSS) meeting took place at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, on March 22-23, 2016. In its second year, co-hosted by AMSSM and the National Athletic Trainers' Association, leaders, decision makers and experts in high school sports from all 50 states and D.C. gathered together to lay the foundation for a new collaborative approach to education, development and implementation of best practices for safety in high school sports.
The event began with a press conference. AMSSM President Jon Divine, MD made opening remarks followed by NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. More than 20 AMSSM members were in attendance including presenters AMSSM Past Presidents Drs. Cindy Chang, Jon Drezner and Fran O'Connor; Second Vice President Katherine Dec, MD; Board of Director Chad Asplund, MD as well as members Drs. Brian Hainline and William Heinz, MD.
The 2016 event presented talks in the fields of heat illnesses, cardiac conditions, head injuries and mental health. Attendees discussed emerging strategies, research and issues for each topic, as well as shared recent successes throughout the country. This year also included two breakout sessions that provided practical tools and tips to address common challenges.
AMSSM would like to thank the National Federation of State High School Associations, Sanford Health, NCAA, Korey Stringer Institute and Gatorade for sponsoring this valuable event.