#FIMS2014 c’est tres bon!


CASEM Members Gordon Matheson and Margo Mountjoy, and CJSM Exec. Editor Chris Hughes   (Left  to Right)

Can it be Friday already?

My how the time has passed.

There is one more day of the combined CASEM/FIMS conference in Quebec City, and it has already declared itself a resounding success. I’ve been going to session after session that is giving me plenty to think about; connecting with colleagues old and new; and enjoying a bit of the beauty–both physical and culinary–that the city has to offer.  Sleep is most definitely to be put on the back burner.

The journal had its annual editorial board meeting timed to coincide with the CASEM meeting this year, and it was both fun and productive to work out with the board the direction we will take CJSM as we move forward.  There are many new possibilities in the works, and we will be sure to share any of the journal’s emerging features on this and other of our social media channels.

As for the educational sessions, I was greatly taken by a shoulder presentation I heard Bob McCormack give on evidence-based approaches to common clinical scenarios, ranging from Grade III AC joint separations (don’t do surgery) to mid-shaft clavicular fractures (do it) to surgical repair of first time dislocators if highly active (again, do it).  Likewise, there was a wonderful session on trying to put into practice the ‘exercise prescription’ in chronic disease; there was so much energy in a session that included folks like Gordon Matheson and Pierre Fremont, the current president of CASEM.  A keynote speech about the evolution of anti-doping measures, given by Dr. Andrew Pipe, was especially illuminating


Dr. Hamish Osborne, CJSM Associate Editor, demonstrates his work on hip abduction strength

The poster sessions were also great fun.  While I was discussing some of the work I am doing on simple reaction time in concussion, I noticed my colleague and fellow CJSM Associate Editor Hamish Osborne really getting into his poster work. Hamish wins two awards I think: one for most interactive poster demo, and two for coming the farthest for this conference (he hails from Dunedin, New Zealand).

One more day to go, and it looks like there are a slate of great sessions for Saturday to go with what has come before.  Too soon, I’ll be boarding the plane home.

Au revoir Quebec City, it has been a great, great time.

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 Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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