2014 International/Canadian Sports Medicine Conference

FIMS 2014

First stop on the 2014 conference
circuit is Vegas, but in the summer
we’ll be enjoying the charms of
Vieux-Québec for FIMS/CASEM 2014

Turning the corner into the start of a new year, some of us can flag a little bit:  the holidays are behind us;  in the Northern Hemisphere the days remain short.

I find myself thinking about some of the travel and conferences I have planned for 2014.  For instance, in a little more than a week I’ll be heading to Vegas for the USA Rugby Sports Medicine conference.  Among the many very interesting speakers, Rob Cantu will be talking about “Short Term and Long Term Results of Repetitive Sub-Concussive and Concussive Head Injury” and Ann McKee will discuss “Emerging Concepts in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy” (CTE).

Among Dr. Cantu’s many, many contributions to the concussion literature, he is one of the authors on the Zurich 2012 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.  Dr. McKee has done extensive work in the area of CTE, and we discussed some of that work in a blog post last fall.

I’ll be posting from Vegas on the highlights of the rugby conference.  Today, I wanted to share with you my enthusiasm for a conference coming up later in the year.  Early this summer, the XXXIII International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) World Congress will take place in Quebec City, QC, Canada June 18-21, 2014.  This will be a joint venture with the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM), which will be holding its annual conference at the same time.

The conference agenda is still being developed, and if you’re interested in submitting an abstract for consideration you still have a little time:  the deadline for abstract submission is January 31.  Get cracking on that!  I’ve got an abstract in myself, and hoping to hear a thumbs up from the education committee.

The CASEM conference is always a great one, and to have FIMS joining in on the education and fun makes the event doubly alluring.  Although the details are still in the works, the publisher and some of the editors for CJSM plan on giving a talk at the joint conference.  Our Executive Editor Christopher Hughes and myself will offer advice to potential submitting authors on how best to get their work published in CJSM.  We’ll also be discussing how authors can use resources such as our video abstracts to enhance and promote their work on all this journal’s media channels.

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While they celebrate the solstice in Stonhenge,
we’ll be enjoying CASEM/FIMS2014 in Quebec!

So, we’re hoping to see you in Quebec City in June.  Until then, we’ll be dreaming of crepes and strolls on the bluffs overlooking the St. Lawrence, and the long, long days that will be all of ours to enjoy in Quebec come the conference, which coincides with the summer solstice.

Don’t put away those ice scrapers just yet, but there’s a whiff of summer in the air……

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Emerging Media Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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