Course Description

The Advanced Team Physician Course (ATPC) is a collaborative effort between ACSM, AMSSM and AOSSM. The live activity is designed to provide up-to-date information on the evaluation and treatment of medical illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries occurring in competitive and recreational athletes. While the emphasis will be on athletes participating in team sports, many topics will be applicable to competitors in individual sports. The live activity format utilizes lectures, case presentations, debates on controversial topics, panel discussions, question-and answer sessions as well as informal discussions with the faculty.


Who Should Attend?

This conference will prove valuable to any team physician, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist or coach concerned in the management of prevention of injuries to the team athlete.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Perform screening for cardiac abnormalities
  • Describe the current concepts for treatment of ACL injuries
  • Apply diagnostic principles to common elbow pathology
  • Correlate physical exam of hip and ground pain with advanced imaging
  • Explain treatment for cartilage and meniscus injuries in athletes
  • Describe sports medicine in relationship to dance
  • Perform concussion management on the sideline
  • Describe operative vs. non-operative management of various orthopaedic pathologies
  • Discuss new changes from PPE Monograph 4 to PPE 5
  • Detail key points of emphasis in PPE 5
  • Outline top research gaps identified in PPE 5
  • Apply best practices for the appropriate non-operative and surgical management of common sports medicine conditions
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between the dancer athlete and traditional sports athletes related to injury risk and types of injury
  • Detail the vocabulary of dance terms and types of dance in order to better understand mechanism of injury
  • Discuss methods to protect young dancers from injury, over-training as well as burnout
  • Outline gaps in research related to care of the young dancer
  • Discuss injury risk of the hyper-mobile athlete as it relates to performance sports
  • Outline unique aspects of a rehabilitation plan for the hyper-mobile athlete
  • Discuss options to allow participation with an illness/injury in the performer vs when withholding participation is necessary
  • Develop approaches to care in the injured performer
  • Discuss injury patterns in different types of musicians
  • Outline gaps in care of musicians and opportunities to improve outcomes 

Planning Committee

Carrie A. Jaworski MD
Mark R. Hutchinson MD

Jonathan T. Finnoff DO
Francis G. O’Connor MD, MPH

Jan Fronek MD
Volker Musahl, MD

Registration Information

Registration received after November 12, 2019

Registration received by November 12, 2019

Housing Information

This course will be held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas and the room block there has sold out. Additional rooms may be available at the nearby all-suite Delano Las Vegas which is a ten minute walk from the Four Seasons. The Delano and Four Seasons are located within the Mandalay Bay complex. Rates at the Delano vary by night and require a $37 daily resort fee plus applicable taxes.
 Link Here for Delano Hotel

Credit Information


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) (BOC AP#: P460) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 21.75 Evidence-Based Practice Category (EBP) hours / CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


This Live activity, Advanced Team Physician Course (ATPC) 2019, with a beginning date of 12/12/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.