American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release Apr 21, 2011

AMSSM Leadership Invited Speakers at IOC Advanced Team Physician Course in Corsica

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Cindy J. Chang, MD, Jonathan Drezner, MD and Kimberly Harmon, MD, members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, served as invited speakers for the International Olympic Committee’s Advanced Team Physician Course in Calvi, Corsica April 3-5, 2011.

  The physicians presented “Current Clinical Controversies”, and illustrated the challenges of managing sports injuries and illnesses through the use of case studies with topics including: cervical spinal stenosis, recurrent tibial stress fractures, polycystic kidney disease, and Long QT syndrome and implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. 

  Dr. Drezner, who is Second Vice-President of AMSSM, stated, “I am extremely pleased that we could represent the AMSSM and make contributions to such a significant meeting. It is readily apparent that AMSSM represents a group of sports physicians with outstanding training, and we look forward to our continued opportunities to contribute at these international meetings.” Dr. Drezner also spoke on “Cardiac screening in athletes: What is the value of the IOC consensus on Periodic Health Examination?” and Immediate Past President Dr. Harmon presented her experiences working as a team physician of a US collegiate team, as well as a presentation on “A female athlete with disordered eating - how do you decide?” AMSSM Vice President Dr. Chang said, “This meeting provided the perfect venue for us to engage and share our experiences with sports medicine colleagues from around the world. I especially appreciated meeting other countries’ team physicians and discussing preparations for the upcoming Olympics.” Chang will be the Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games. 

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of Sports Medicine. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of over 1800 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.

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