2016 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Dallas, TX US
April 15, 2016 to April 20, 2016

The AMSSM annual meeting provides a valuable source of scientific and evidence-based review of medical knowledge (including current and controversial issues) to professionals engaged in the treatment physically active patients.  Ultimately, this will lead to improved healthcare nationwide for individuals seen by a primary care sports medicine physician. By providing a quality educational experience we plan to foster collegial relationships among dedicated, competent sports medicine physicians who are recognized as experts by their peers.

Primary care sports medicine embodies varied and diverse expertise from the general health of physically active individuals, to screening for safe participation and return to activity/sports, as well as, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.  The AMSSM is also involved in setting practice standards through research and collaboration with other governing sports bodies (e.g consensus statements).

Aside from clinical practice, the AMSSM is involved in novel research and the education of future medical practitioners. Members of the AMSSM are heavily involved as educators of sports medicine from fellows to medical residents, students and even education in the local community.

The annual meeting of the AMSSM is the primary avenue to update both national and international membership in all of these areas.  Up-to-date information and discussion is provided through workshops, instructional course lectures, research presentations and plenary sessions. The content of the annual meeting is determined by a process which includes:  review of past meeting feedback, membership surveys, the Program Planning Committee, AMSSM leadership as well as feedback from leaders in the field world-wide.  

For more information: http://www.amssm.org/

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 49.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 49.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 


Target Audience

Physicians and Allied Health Care Professionals who are interested in the field of Sports Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the history of primary care sports medicine will drive further research and improve patient-oriented outcomes.
  • Apply guidelines for quality measures to their practice in order to provide quality patient care.
  • Discuss current concepts in the management of sports medicine injuries.
  • Identify the current controversies in sports medicine.
  • Interpret current research in the field of sports medicine.
  • Formulate an opinion regarding use of cardiovascular screening in athletes.
  • Recognize the important relationship between concussions and mental health.
  • Apply knowledge regarding tendinopathy pathology and patient-oriented outcomes of various treatment options.
  • Define current trends in nutrition for runners.
  • Outline the management of diabetes in athletes.
  • Analyze the factors that go into event planning.
  • Recognize the challenges in evidence regarding certain controversial sports medicine topics.
  • Apply new approaches to prescribing physical therapy and other treatments for low back pain.
  • Identify ways to use technology, sports science and media to improve patient care.
  • Translate knowledge learned about patterns of bone edema on MRI.
  • Recognize risk factors for stress fractures and the various treatment options.
Additional information


Jody Gold
Phone Number: 
+1 (913) 327-1415
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 49.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 49.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/15/2016 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/20/2016 - 12:00pm CDT
Sheraton Dallas (Downtown) Hotel
400 N Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Sheraton Dallas (Downtown) Hotel
400 N Olive Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Disclosure Information:
In accordance with the standards of the ACCME it is the policy of AMSSM that faculty and planners disclose to the learners all financial elationships during the past 12 months with any commercial interest (any proprietary entity producing health care goods, or services consumed by, or used on, patients). All disclosures will be provided in the course syllabus, which will be distributed at the meeting to program participants. In accordance with AMSSM policy, faculty participation in this educational activity will be predicated upon timely
submission and review of disclosures. Non-compliance will result in a faculty member being stricken from the program.

Available Credit

  • 49.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 49.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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