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Christopher C. Kaeding, MD, Assumes Presidency of AOSSM for 2024-2025

Following the 2024 Annual Meeting, Christopher C. Kaeding, MD will begin his one-year term as president, succeeding Dean C. Taylor, MD. Dr. Kaeding, an esteemed orthopaedic surgeon and professor at The Ohio State University, is recognized for his leadership in ACL injury treatment and prevention, extensive research, and numerous accolades, including top patient satisfaction ratings and being named to "America's Top Doctors" list.

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AOSSM and AANA Unite for Five-Year Specialty Day Partnership

AOSSM and the AANA have announced a five-year partnership to enhance their Specialty Day programs at the AAOS Annual Meeting, aiming to provide top-tier educational content through a unified agenda from 2026-2030. 4o

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Two Major Grant Awards Announced During 2024 Presidential Address

At the AOSSM 2024 Annual Meeting, President Dean C. Taylor, MD, announced a $200,000 grant awarded to Dr. Christian Lattermann for his research on a return-to-play decision-making tool and a $75,000 MAST grant to Dr. Patrick Mescher for his study on using virtual reality for advanced arthroscopy skills development.

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    • Research

ABOS and ABPS Announce Change to Subspecialty Examinations

Starting in 2025, surgeons can take their Subspecialty Certification Examinations immediately after completing an ACGME-accredited fellowship. This change allows candidates to be assessed at the peak of their knowledge and with minimal practice demands, although they must still achieve primary Board Certification and meet other existing requirements.

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AOSSM/ESSKA 2024 Traveling Fellows Tour

Follow along as the Traveling Fellows journey across Europe to the 2024 ESSKA Congress in Milan, Italy. Godparent Marc Safran, MD; Robert Westermann, MD; Brian Lau, MD; and Gregory Cvetanovich, MD travel over 10,000 miles, taking 11 flights and visiting 7 countries on this once in a lifetime trip!

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AJSM Editorial Transition Announcement

Dr. Bruce Reider has announced his decision to step down as Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Sports Medicine by the end of 2024, after 23 years of leadership. He will continue as Editor-in-Chief of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and as host of the Easy Reider podcast, while a search for his successor is conducted.

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    • Journals

Orthopaedic Consortium Awards $200,000 Research Grant for Advancing Orthopaedic Treatments and Innovations

AANA, AOSSM and SOMOS announced a $200,000 grant for research in orthopaedics, with a focus on military and general populations. The grant recipient, Dr. Andrew J. Sheean, will investigate the impact of mental health, resilience, and pain catastrophizing on clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction, aiming to improve military medical readiness and patient recovery.

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    • Research

Collegiate Standard of Care Toolkit

AOSSM has collaborated with the National Athletic Trainers Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and American Physical Therapy Association to develop the Inter-Association Collegiate Standard of Care Toolkit. This member-benefit aims to enhance the safety and well-being of student athletes and improve healthcare services on campus, providing comprehensive and uniform support.

An Evidence-Based Review Of Exercise, Rehabilitation, Rest, And Return To Activity Protocols For The Treatment Of Concussion And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

AOSSM participates with multiple organizations to develop consensus statements on the latest pertinent sports medicine topics.

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Initial Assessment and Management of Select Musculoskeletal Injuries

Frequent musculoskeletal injuries in sports necessitate the team physician's involvement in assessment and management. Title 23, "Initial Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Injury," is part of an annual series created by the Team Physician Consensus Conference (TPCC) to enhance athlete care through better understanding and management of these injuries.

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AOSSM/APKASS 2023 Traveling Fellows Tour

Experience the 2023 Traveling Fellowship tour with Adam Anz, MD; Jeffrey Macalena, MD; Dustin Richter, MD; and Godfather Darren Johnson, MD. Read the highlights as they travel through South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

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Dean C. Taylor, MD, COL (ret) USA, Assumes Presidency of AOSSM

AOSSM is honored to announce that Dean C. Taylor, MD, COL (ret) USA, has begun his one-year term as president after being installed in the office during the AOSSM 2023 Annual Meeting that recently concluded in Washington, DC.

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