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

AMSSM Sudden Cardiac Death Expert Keynotes International Conference

LEAWOOD, Kan. – Jonathan Drezner, MD, Second Vice-President of AMSSM and Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, was the invited Keynote Speaker for the International Olympic Committee’s World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport in Monte-Carlo, Monaco April 7-9, 2011.

The IOC World Conference had over 1,000 attendees from 76 countries. The opening ceremony featured a welcome by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Immediately thereafter, Dr. Drezner, along with fellow keynote speaker and cardiologist Antonio Pelliccia, MD from the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science in Rome, Italy, presented their Conference Keynote Lecture titled "Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Transforming uncertainly into effective models for prevention."

Dr. Drezner said, “It was an honor and privilege to be able to give the opening keynote lecture alongside Professor Pelliccia from Italy. It was an experience and opportunity of a lifetime. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase, share, and network with the world's leaders in sports medicine. We have many lasting memories, and I think I can say for all of us that we are so proud and grateful to have represented AMSSM at these events.”

In addition to his Keynote address, Dr. Drezner, Immediate Past President Kimberly Harmon, MD, Board of Directors Member Andrew Gregory, MD and AMSSM members Thomas Best, William Roberts, Elizaberth Joy, Stuart Willick, Dan Garza and Alex Diamond presented Symposiums.
Dr. Gregory, Dr. Diamond, Jim MacIntyre, MD, Aurelia Nattiv, MD, Priscilla Tu, MD and Constance Lebrun, MD presented workshops, while Dr. Lebrun and David Webner, MD presented free communications.

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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