2018 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Lake Buena Vista, FL US
April 24, 2018 to April 29, 2018

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/




Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key components of the foot and ankle physical examination.
  • Understand sonographic imaging of select foot and ankle pathology.
  • Describe the “foot core paradigm” and the clinical importance of intrinsic foot strength in the athlete.
  • Discuss clinical decision making when returning an athlete to sport following foot and ankle injuries.
  • Define the various types of impingement about the hip.
  • Understand sonographic imaging of select hip disorders.
  • Discuss the functional evaluation and non-operative management of athletic hip disorders.
  • Discuss the high fat/low carbohydrate strategy for performance and its optimal indications and expected outcomes.
  • Describe the ketogenic diet, its evidence for performance enhancement, and potential side effects.
  • Discuss nutrition strategies for the ultra-endurance athlete.
  • Explain the potential role for microbiomes in musculoskeletal health and sports performance.
  • Describe methods to include young athletes with autism in sports.
  • Discuss legal issues pertaining to medically clearing an athlete.
  • Describe medical challenges in disabled athletes.
  • List common disorders seen in non-traditional sports.
  • Describe the role of blood-based biomarkers for concussion, their potential clinical utility for concussion diagnosis and monitoring of post-concussive recovery, and ongoing and future research regarding this topic.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Jody Gold
Phone Number: 
+1 (913) 327-1415
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 50.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 50.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/24/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/29/2018 - 12:00pm
Swan & Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States
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 relationships 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.

ACCME 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 50.25 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 50.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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


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