American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release Apr 15, 2015

Tekia Thompson
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American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

AMSSM/NCAA Pre-Conference Workshop

Hollywood, FLApril 15, 2015– Dr. Jonathan Drezner, MD, University of Washington Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, will serve as chair of the “AMSSM/NCAA Pre-Conference Workshop” today at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Hollywood, Florida.  Dr. DiFiori, MD, University of California Los Angeles Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, will serve as moderator.

The 2015 conference, with more than 1,500 sports medicine physicians attending from throughout the United States and around the world, explores current decisions, controversies and best practices related to return-to-play decision making that defines the clinical practice of sports medicine. The Pre-Conference Workshop at this year’s annual meeting features “Key Issues for the College Team Physician”. 

Discussions include:

  • Update from the NCAA Sport Science Institute, by John Parsons, ATC, PhD
  • Practical Implementation of the NCAA Concussion Guidelines, by Jay Clugston, MD
  • Contact Practice Limits in NCAA Football, by Margot Putukian, MD
  • Independent Medical Care for College Athletes, by Doug Aukerman, MD
  • Physiologic Monitoring During Practice & Competition, by Jim Moriarity, MD
  • ECG Abnormalities in Athletes: Critical Findings, by Jonathan Drezner, MD
  • Pre-Participation Screening in NCAA Athletes, by Kimberly Harmon, MD
  • ADD/ADHD: Rules and Best Practices, by Jeff Bytomski, MD
  • Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in College Athletes, by Stephen Paul, MD

The “Key Issues for the College Team Physician” workshop outlines NCAA initiatives and guidelines with respect to concussion, football contact at practice, and medical care of athletes.  There is also a focus on ECG abnormalities at risk for sudden death, pre-participation screening, and mental health management in athletes.

About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The conference features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today including issues surrounding FIFA & soccer injuries, ACL injury prevention, cardiovascular disease, degenerative joint disease, the power of physical activity in maintaining a healthy population, baseball injuries, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, sports ultrasound, pediatric sports medicine, groin pain/athletic pubalgia and provocative issues dealing with return-to-play decision making.

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.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 4000 W. 114th St., Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, (913) 327-1415.

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