COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Last Updated April 5, 2020


 April 5, 2020

As we continue to work through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, AOSSM is committed to keeping you informed of updates and changes to our programs and events. AOSSM strives to provide you with resources, tools and information to maintain a sense of normalcy during these stressful days.

The health and safety of our members and the greater community remain our focus. Our thoughts are with those who have fallen ill with the virus, and those affected by COVID-19 including first responders, health care workers, and all those serving in essential roles.


New This Week

AOSSM/AANA 2021 Specialty Day Abstract Submission Process Now Open

Submissions are now being accepted for 2021 Specialty Day, scheduled for March 13 in San Diego. This could be your opportunity to present your groundbreaking research and ideas to doctors from around the world. Submissions will be taken until May 4. Visit the abstract submission site today. Final decisions in mid-August.


Participate in Research-focused Surveys

Several AOSSM members are currently conducting surveys to gather information on the practice of orthopaedic sports medicine. These short, 5-10 minute surveys give you the opportunity to guide future research, improve long-term patient care, and provide your fellow AOSSM members with valuable information to make a positive research impact. All of the surveys can be found here. Thank you in advance for your participation and helping to enhance our profession.


Economic Stimulus Package

Our partners at AAOS are maintaining a special site for up-to-date legislative and regulatory updates as they affect the orthopaedic surgery and greater medical/healthcare fields. AAOS also has prepared information related to the two small business programs approved as part of the March 27 economic stimulus package, the details of which can be viewed here.


Video from Karen Sutton MD on COVID-19 | March 23, 2020

  Video from Grant Jones MD on COVID-19 | March 24, 2020

 AOSSM Upcoming Events and Other Updates

AOSSM remains in constant contact with our vendors and event venues related to our planned events. Through this difficult time, AOSSM is committed to providing our members and partners with opportunities to participate in content-rich education, share resources and engage in peer-to-peer conversations.As of today, the events listed below are scheduled to proceed as planned. This is a fluid situation with frequent new developments. AOSSM will communicate updates via email and as soon as possible.

Note, our upcoming course, The Athlete’s Hip has been cancelled.



For questions concerning any of AOSSM’s in-person events, research grants or online CME opportunities, contact the AOSSM professional team Monday-Friday during normal business hours at 877.321.3500 or at

AOSSM 2020 Annual Meeting registration and housing are open. If you have questions regarding registration, contact AOSSM at 847.292.4900 or

Special Note

AOSSM Grant Applications Deadline Extended to May 15, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AOSSM is extending the deadline for grant applications to the Sandy Kirkley Clinical Outcomes Research Grant. The AOSSM Research Committee remains dedicated to selecting cutting-edge research projects to improve patient care during this ongoing humanitarian challenge. We are granting this extension to all applicants, including those who completed the required pre-review for the Young Investigator Research Grant. All final grant applications must be submitted through the AOSSM Research Grant Submission Center. Questions? Contact the AOSSM Director of Research Kevin Boyer at



A Look Back at 2019: AOSSM Annual Report

AOSSM proudly presents the 2019 Annual Report. Learn a bit about AOSSM’s 2019 profile, and take a look back at the many activities that brought the orthopaedic sports medicine community together in the last year.



 Online CME opportunities

AOSSM is committed to keeping you in the game during these uncertain times. The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and AOSSM together have several online CME opportunities available and more planned in the coming weeks.


AJSM Current Concepts

You can earn CME based on AJSM Current Concepts! This online opportunity features each article for $15 and is worth 1 CME Credit upon completion. If you’re looking for something new, we’ve got you covered! Click here to view the new on-demand items below and more.


Also Available

• "Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Bone Graft Options for Tunnel Augmentation" (March 2020)

• "Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears in the Elderly: Does it Make Sense? A Systematic Review" (March 2020)


The AOSSM 2020 Annual Meeting Program is now available here.


 2020 Annual Meeting

July 9-12, 2020

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA

AOSSM 2020 Annual Meeting registration and housing are open.
If you have questions regarding registration, contact AOSSM at 847.292.4900 or


AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course

August 7-9, 2020

Westin Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL

(information and registration coming soon)

AJSM Webinar – Tuesday, April 7 from 9-9:30 p.m. EDT

The American Journal of Sports Medicine is proud to announce the next installment in our journal webinar series.* This webinar will feature the article “How Much Time Is Needed Between Serial ‘Return to Play’ Assessments to Achieve Clinically Important Strength Gains in Patients Recovering From Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?” Moderator Kate E. Webster, PhD, and authors Joe M. Hart, PhD, ATC, and Stephan G. Bodkin, MEd, ATC, will be joined by Timothy Hewett, PhD, and Julian A. Feller, FRACS, to discuss return to play after ACL reconstruction. Decisions for return to play are complicated, with pass rates for return-to-play evaluations low after ACL reconstruction. How long after surgery should patients be tested to see clinically meaningful improvements? Can such testing inform us of whether our athletes are capable to return to play? Can they also be used to assess safety? Can we apply primary prevention knowledge to secondary prevention?

Have a question for before the webinar? Email and tune in to hear the answer!

Register here for FREE webinar. Registration will close one hour before the webinar begins and is limited to 100 participants, so act fast!

Questions? Contact Alexandra Campbell, AOSSM Education Coordinator.

*This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Stay Positive, Stay SOCIAL

There is no question these are challenging days. It’s important to keep up with colleagues and friends across the country and around the world as much as possible. Share how you are keeping in the game while staying safe and healthy. Share your pictures and stories with AOSSM during our #StayAtHomeChallenge. Send to

Remember, for questions concerning any of AOSSM’s in-person events, research grants or online CME opportunities, contact the AOSSM professional team during normal business hours at 877.321.3500 or at


Million Dollar Drive

AOSSM continues to accept donations toward the Million Dollar Drive campaign through June 30, 2020. We know these are challenging times; however, support for the Million Dollar Drive will reap many rewards for the orthopaedic sports medicine community in the months and years to come. The ability to fund further research initiatives, STOP Sports Injuries programming and develop new education and CME opportunities are among the many reasons to support this campaign.


Our extreme gratitude goes out to Mr. Kenneth Langonne and Mr. Stanley Druckenmiller for their generosity in bringing this opportunity to AOSSM.


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