Coming Up: AMSSM San Diego!

Extracurricular options at #AMSSM17 San Diego

In a little more than a week, our affiliated society — the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) — is hosting its annual meeting in San Diego(#AMSSM17).  I must admit this year, more than most, the date has crept up on me! I still have to  advance my preparation for different obligations I will have on the ground once I am in San Diego. I have yet to turn an accepted abstract into a poster — which, as many of you know, CJSM will publish in the May 2017 issue [CJSM has historically published each year’s AMSSM conference research and case abstracts — for an example check out the May 2016 issue here]

At least I’m already registered (if you’re not, you can do as well — just head here).

The conference promises, as it always does, a great lineup of speakers and presentations.  Several names in that lineup will be familiar to readers of our pages.  With just a casual glance I see Jonathan Finnoff, Jon Drezner, Greg Myer, Matt Gammons, Avery Faigenbaum and Andrea Stracciolini.

The AMSSM’s biggest ‘problem’ usually lies in choosing among many good speakers who may be going on stage concurrently!!!  I’ll be making some very difficult choices……

Editors for CJSM, BJSM and Sports Health will be presenting at #AMSSM17

If you are going and starting to fill in your calendars, be sure to highlight Friday May 12, from 0700 – 0745 for “ICL 21 — Research Track: Secrets to Success — Getting Published in Premier Sports Medicine Journals,” a round table with editors from CJSM, BJSM and Sports Health. This was a very well received session at last year’s meeting, and it promises to be bigger and better this year.

In addition to the upcoming annual conference, AMSSM has been on my mind a lot recently.  With the publication of our May issue in a little more than a week, we’ll be releasing a new AMSSM position statement on ‘The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Standards of Excellence.’  We’ll have a podcast interview with the lead author, AMSSM’s Irfan Asif, published concurrently on iTunes when the May issue goes live.

Soon, we’ll be live tweeting on the ground — keep your eyes open on our Twitter feed @CJSMonline for all that’s new with #AMSSM17 in San Diego!

See you there.

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