Updated April 28, 2020


The impact of COVID-19 on our world and our Society remains fluid, and AOSSM continues to actively monitor the dynamic situation. The health and safety of our members and the greater community remain our focus. Our thoughts are with all who have fallen ill with the virus, those affected by COVID-19 including first responders, health care workers, and those serving in essential roles. 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 via virtual forums. For questions concerning any of AOSSM’s events, research grants or online CME opportunities, contact the AOSSM professional team Monday-Friday during normal business hours at 877.321.3500 or at info@aossm.org, or visit sportsmed.org.



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.


AOSSM Webinar: Handling Sports and COVID-19

AOSSM will host a free webinar on Thursday, April 30 discussing how sports and players have been impacted by COVID-19. Join Karen M. Sutton MD, Rachel M. Frank MD, George Chiampas MD, and Charles A. Bush-Joseph MD as they discuss topics such as how they counsel their high-level athletes to stay fit and active at home as well as approaches to managing athletes with current injuries.





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 kevin@aossm.org.



Highlight Your Research at Specialty Day 2021


Don't miss your chance to present your work and be part of one of the premier sports medicine events of the year. By submitting an abstract, you may have the opportunity to introduce your research and ideas to surgeons from around the world at the AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day, March 13, 2021 in San Diego, CA.

Abstracts are now being accepted.

Deadline to submit an abstract is May 4, 2020.



Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) announces $25 million in Funding Opportunities

The Department of Defense PRORP is now accepting applications for research projects that will have an impact on the lives of all individuals that have sustained a musculoskeletal injury. The program offers three mechanisms for funding projects; Applied Research Award, Clinical Trial Award, and Clinical Translational Research Award. Details for these opportunities are available on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) website.

Pre-applications are due May 27, 2020!




COVID-19 Guest Editorial in Sports Health


Recently published in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach was an article discussing considerations for the competitive athlete during the #COVID19 pandemic and tips on when it may be safe to return to sport. All COVID-related research is open access for global access to information. Stay healthy, everyone!



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.

 

Recently added!

• Suture button versus hook plate for acute unstable acromioclavicular joint dislocation: a meta-analysis (March 2020)

• Hamstring Autograft Versus Hybrid Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review (March 2020)

• Dynamic Stabilization of Syndesmosis Injuries Reduces Complications and Reoperations Compared to Screw Fixation: a Meta-Analysis of RCTs (March 2020)

 

Additional Online Learning Opportunities Did you know AOSSM offers 150+ online learning opportunities? Visit AOSSM’s Online Education Zone for Online ICs, Journal CME, Meeting Recordings, Self Assessment Exams (SAE) and more!

 

For questions concerning any of AOSSM’s in-person event or online CME opportunities, contact us at 877.321.3500 or at info@aossm.org.

 

Specialty Day 2020 Abstracts Available Take a look at the AOSSM/AANA 2020 Specialty Day Abstracts! Published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), these abstracts are available to everyone.




Double-down with AOSSM Million Dollar Drive

Only a few months left to donate! Help raise a million and Mr. Kenneth Langone and Mr. Stanley Druckenmiller will match your gift two-to-one! Mr. Langone and Mr. Druckenmiller are impressed with the passion, knowledge, expertise, and spirit of community that thrive among AOSSM members. From their first-hand experiences as joint replacement patients, they understand and appreciate how AOSSM and its members work to keep people of all ages and abilities in the game of life. The scope of this matching gifts opportunity is an extremely generous first-of-its-kind for AOSSM. Its success will enable AOSSM to significantly boost its already weighty investments in member education and skills training opportunities, high-impact research into evidence-based orthopaedic medicine, and the STOP campaign to prevent youth sports injuries.

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2020 Annual Meeting
- Canceled 


Read the letter from our AOSSM President here



AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course

August 7-9, 2020 Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL
The AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course Preliminary Program is now available here.




 


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 staying in the game while keeping safe and healthy. Share your pictures and stories with AOSSM during our #StayAtHomeChallenge. Send to marketing@aossm.org.

For questions concerning any of AOSSM’s in-person event or online CME opportunities, contact the AOSSM professional team during normal business hours at 877.321.3500 or at info@aossm.org.


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