Course Description

This conference is designed to provide the most up-to-date solutions for areas of concern or controversy in the management of football athletes in a team sport setting. Speakers have been selected to provide presentations on various medical and legal topics. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS) believe these insights will provide guidance for the management of similar problems in competitive and recreational settings. 

Course Co-Chairs

Final Program

James Kinderknecht MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

James E. Voos MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

 Analyze epidemiological trends in football injuries for professional, collegiate and youth football players

 Integrate prevention strategies with their health care team(s) to improve musculoskeletal and medical health for professional, collegiate and youth football players

 Implement an effective evaluation algorithm for musculoskeletal and medical conditions afflicting football players

 Assess and apply surgical and non-surgical treatment recommendations and rehabilitation protocols for the management of essential musculoskeletal and medical conditions in football

 Implement strategies to institutionalize enhanced collaboration between allied health personnel and team physicians as they care for football athletes

 Analyze treatment options for a wide range of injuries

 Diagnose and rehabilitate common injuries and conditions

Registration Information


Physicians | $775 
Allied Health Professionals | $425 
Fellows / Residents | $425 (price remains same after Feb 28)

Early registration date is February 28, 2019. After this date, a $100 fee will be added.

Housing Information

Rooms are currently limited at the Omni, and may only be available at a higher rate. Other nearby hotels with availability include the Hampton Inn and Suites (866-925-9754), AC Hotel by Marriott (866-925-7881) and the Residence Inn (866-538-0293).

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Nashville at a group rate of $275. Reservations may be made online or by calling 800.843.6664 and asking for the AOSSM/NFL Meeting Room Block. The reservation deadline is February 25, 2019.  Rooms are guaranteed until this date pending availability. Attendees are encouraged to book early.

 Book at the Omni Nashville

Travel Information

American Airlines is offering discount rates for travel to and from Nashville, TN (BNA). Attendees can take advantage of 10% off published fares by calling 800-433-1790 or online at Use authorization 9839DW for booking online and via phone.

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 18.25 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 (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 18.25 Evidence-Based Practice Category hours / CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is approved by the State of New York as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.