Our Mission and Core Values – To Keep You in the Game


Our mission is to be the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and abilities. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. As a 501c3 medical professional society, our promise to keep you in the game is defined by our culture and core values, including: 

Quality Patient Information – The cornerstone of our patient outreach
Teamwork – We lead through example and mentoring
Integrity – We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all that we do
Transparency – We embrace open, two-way dialogue with our members
Scientific Excellence – We pursue rigorous evaluation of our programs
Innovation – We develop new ideas in all aspects of our work