American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release Apr 21, 2012

European Sports Medicine Expert Shares on Models of Injury Prevention

ATLANTA, Ga. – Roald Bahr, MD, PhD, will be presenting “Models of Injury Prevention” at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Dr. Bahr is professor of sports medicine and chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and its National Training Center. Dr. Bahr is the president of the Medical Commission of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), and a member of the IOC Medical Commission - Medical and Scientific Group. His main research area is sports injury prevention.

Sports injuries can happen because of poor conditioning, trauma, or muscle overuse. The AMSSM meeting is devoting special sessions to discuss new and innovative models for injury prevention. This will be including but not limited to understanding the multifactorial model for injury causation and discussing the adaptations and maladaptations in the shoulder in the throwing athlete.

The conference features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today including prevention of sudden death, cardiovascular issues in athletes, concussion, biologic therapies, and other controversies facing the field of sports medicine.

More than 1,200 sports medicine physicians from across the United States and 12 countries around the world are attended the meeting.

The AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, advocacy, and the care of athletes of all ages. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of more than 2,000 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.

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

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