American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
NCAA Shares About Decline in Injury Rates at AMSSM Meeting
ATLANTA, Ga. – David Klossner, PhD, ATC, presented “NCAA Update: Do Rule Changes Lead to Less Injury?” at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on April 21, 2012.
Injury prevention is an extremely important topic for both elite and recreational athletes. The NCAA is concerned about the safety of its athletes. Dr. Klossner presented data about rule changes in various NCAA sports over the years and detailed the resulting decline in injury rates in each sport.
“The NCAA continues to work to improve the safety of our athletes in training and competition. We will continue to evaluate each sport to identify areas for improvement,” said Klossner.
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 will attend the meeting.
Dr. David Klossner, PhD, ATC, is the NCAA Director of Health and Safety.
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.