Course Description

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Increased competition and pressure at earlier ages demonstrate the need for cutting edge support and treatment.

Today, parents and coaches rely on you to treat injuries and give advice on safely returning to play. At this one-of-a-kind learning experience you will hear solutions for the management of the soccer athlete’s health in the short and long term to protect the player on and off the field. Our sessions will go beyond medical and surgical treatments to include topics related to advanced performance technology, injury prevention, and talks associated with treatments specific to age, competitive level, and gender. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with your colleagues and talk with national and international leaders in the field.

The Loews Miami Beach, host hotel for the event, is located oceanfront in the heart of South Beach. With a recent $50 million renovation, this outstanding hotel provides attendees with a central location to all the hotspots and cultural experiences Miami has to offer. 

Course Chairs

Preliminary Program          

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD 
Head Team Physician New York City Football Club
Chief, Sports Medicine Service, NYP/Columbia University
Medical Center
New York, NY 

Lawrence J. Lemak, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Major League Soccer
Birmingham, AL

Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD
Team Physician LA Galaxy,
Co-Chair of Medical Affairs Cedars–Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute at Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica, CA 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at a group rate of $209, exclusive of a $13.00 daily resort fee. Reservations may be made online or by calling 888-879-0462 and asking for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine room block. The reservation deadline is August 24, 2019. Rooms are guaranteed until this date pending availability. Attendees are encouraged to book early. Note that the cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival. 

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Registration Information

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 17 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 to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 17 EBP Category hours/
CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.