March 2, 2016
March is here and spring is not far behind in the Northern Hemisphere [and for our ACSEP friends and others Down Under, the beauty of autumn is yours to enjoy].
The beginning of this new month marks as well the publication of our second volume of CJSM of 2016. It has a host of interesting articles, including the headliner position statement from the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)* on the place of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in sport and exercise medicine. I was in Australia recently, attending the annual ACSEP meeting, and I got the chance to chat with the lead author of that paper, Hamish Osborne.
Dr. Osborne is a member of ACSEP; a sports medicine consulting physician practicing in Dunedin, New Zealand; and a senior lecturer in sport and exercise medicine at Otago University. A man of many hats, we caught him in between events at Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland (site of the ACSEP meeting) and captured his thoughts on mesenchymal stem cell therapy.
And so, along with the release of the new CJSM volume, and the new ACSEP statement, we have the release of our first podcast of the year.
*Of note: the Australasian College just underwent a name change, adding “exercise” into their title (i.e. ‘Australasian College of Sport Physicians (ACSP)’ to ‘Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)’) Cheers to that!!!