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Clinical Conference early registration deadline Feb. 28!
Members can log in to the Members Only section to register for the 2014 Clinical Conference, March 19-22 in at the Westin Tampa Harbour Hotel, Tampa, Fla.

Registration Fee includes:
• Daily continental breakfast
• Refreshment breaks
• Opening reception (cash bar)
• Conference meeting materials
• Access to the Exhibit Area
• Up to 25.0 hours of Category 1-A CME credits (Approval by the AOA is currently pending). BOC and Physical Therapy Credits are also available.

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel. You can reach the hotel toll-free at 1-888-627-8158. Mention AOASM 2014 to receive the discounted rate. Click here to reserve online. AOASM encourages attendees attendees at the Clinical Conference to book their reservation at the headquarters hotel.

The hotel reservations deadline is Feb. 28. The AOASM discounted room rate is $169 single/double occupancy. Additional person occupancy (up to 4 people) is $20 per person. Reservations are first come, first served so book early and save!
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Come for the education, but don't forget the fun!
Join fellow AOASM attendees at the Clinical Conference off-site event, an MLB Spring Training game Baltimore Orioles versus Pittsburgh Pirates. This event includes transportation to the game, seating on a private party deck, and snacks. This event is $50 and requires preregistration.

The event is limited to 70 people and tickets are going fast! Register with your conference registration. Already registered and want to add a ticket? Contact Mandy Penisten at 608-443-2477 or email her at

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New in Tampa — AOASM Casino Royale Reception
Take a chance and join us for the First Annual AOASM Casino Night fundraiser following the Award of Fellow Banquet, on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of friendly gambling and mingling with fellow attendees. Dealer run gaming tables include craps, blackjack, roulette, and poker. A cash bar will be available as well and all proceeds will be donated to the AOASM.

Make this a special evening and join us at the Award of Fellow Banquet Celebration just prior to the reception. This banquet celebrates the contributions of those individuals whose experience, dedication, and service have contributed to the advancement of Sports Medicine. Always an inspiring and heartwarming event, the Award of Fellow Banquet is the perfect prelude to a lively night of gambling.

Tickets for Casino Royale Reception: $30/per person.
Ticket for Award of Fellow Banquet: $55/per person.
Buy both and receive a $5.00 discount on the Casino Royale Reception ticket.

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Casino Night donations needed!
Support AOASM by donating sports memorabilia or other items for AOASM’s first Casino Night, held at the Clinical Conference, Friday, March 21, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Anyone interested in donating prizes for this event, please mail to the AOASM National Office prior to Saturday, March 1. The AOASM will ship donated items to the Annual Conference. If you would like to donate, but prefer to bring your donation directly to the conference, please email Brooke Miller at to let her know about your donation.
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AOASM Clinical Conference highlights
Join your sports medicine family in Tampa, Fla., March 19-22, for the 29th Annual Clinical Conference. This year’s program is packed with lectures, workshops and special events, and opportunities to network with sports medicine physicians and allied health professionals from the around the U.S.

Highlights this year include lectures on all ranges of athletes from the NCAA, Olympic and professional athlete to the youth athlete, weekend warrior, athletes in the arts, and industrial athlete. Topics to be covered include:
  • Sports medicine and the NCAA athlete
  • U.S. Olympic Team physician experience
  • Running medicine: Injury and prevention management
  • Sports medicine mass participation event covereage
  • Pediatric elbow injuries in young throwing athletes
  • The weekend warrior and extreme workout trend
  • Sports medicine research: Designs and trends
  • Emerging trends in concussion research
  • Sports medicine and the aging athlete
  • Sports medicine injuries in the performing artist
  • The dancer’s hip: Physical examination pearls
  • OMM for the overhead athlete
  • The overhead athlete: Strength and conditioning techniques
  • MLB training room: Diversity of treatment approaches
  • The industrial athlete
  • Sports medicine in law enforcement
  • PEDs in athletes of all ages and levels
  • Sports nutrition for athletic performance
  • Travel medicine in sports

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Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science meeting
Dr. Michele Gilsenan, American Osteopathic Association representative to JCSMS and Dr. Bill Feldner, AOASM Past President and JCSMS Board Member at ESPN® Wide World of Sports complex.
AOASM joined the 37 members of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 14-16, for a weekend of collaboration, networking, and sharing of research and science. The JCSMS mission is to advance sports medicine by allowing the leading sports medicine and sports science organizations to come together to share ideas and resources. Members include the American College of Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainer’s Association, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, United States Olympic Committee, and other national and international sports, health and science associations. AOASM has a long history with Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science, with former Executive Director Tom Miller as one of the founding members.

Representing AOASM at the 2014 meeting were Dr. Bill Feldner, AOASM past president, current Joint Commission Board member, and physician at South County Family and Sports Medicine, St. Louis; Dr. Steve Karageanes, AOASM past president and physician at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Mich.; and Susan Rees, AOASM executive director. Representing the American Osteopathic Association was Dr. Michele Gilsenan, AOASM past president.

Highlights of the conference included presentations by each of the member organizations as well as sessions on sport-related concussion, Gatorade Sports Science Institute elite athlete services, youth sports, the impact of health care reform on athlete care, care and prevention in the Disney® workforce, and a backstage tour of ESPN® Wide World of Sports complex.

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Residual mechanical effectiveness of external ankle tape before and after competitive professional soccer performance
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Apart from muscle sprains, ankle distortions — especially of the inversion type with lesions of the anterolateral capsule ligament structures — are the most frequent injuries in professional soccer sports accounting for about 20 percent of all traumas. In the majority of cases, excessive inversion of the foot causes the ankle sprain, whereat a simultaneous plantar flexion increases the injury risk.
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Barefoot running: An evaluation of current hypothesis, future research and clinical applications
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Barefoot running has become a popular research topic, driven by the increasing prescription of barefoot running as a means of reducing injury risk. Proponents of barefoot running cite evolutionary theories that long-distance running ability was crucial for human survival, and proof of the benefits of natural running.
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Regenerating orthopedic tissues within the human body
Medical Xpress
A team of Duke University biomedical engineers has developed a polymer scaffold for growing cartilage that includes gene therapy vectors to induce stem cells to produce the growth factors they need. The new technique — biomaterial-mediated gene delivery — is shown to produce cartilage at least as good biochemically and biomechanically as if the growth factors were introduced in the laboratory.
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Hip fracture patients may regain mobility faster with at-home exercise
Fox News
Home exercise programs may help hip fracture patients regain normal functional abilities more quickly, according to new research. In a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers sought to create a home exercise program requiring minimal supervision for adults who had experienced a hip fracture. Typically, patients who suffer a hip fracture receive three or four days of rehabilitation at an acute care hospital before being sent to rehab or to a skilled nursing facility for a few weeks for care.
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Young athletes risk back injury by playing too much
Sports medicine doctors say they've seen a rise in overuse injuries among young athletes. The toll on knees and ankles is well-known. But many parents are surprised to learn that children can injure their backs, too.
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More ex-players join concussion suit against N.H.L.
The New York Times
Four more former N.H.L. players have joined the concussion lawsuit against the league, their lawyers said recently. The former players publicly filed the original suit in November in federal court in the District of Columbia. The lawyers said additional players were part of the suit but had declined to be publicly identified.
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Study finds low rate of surgical site infection after ambulatory surgery
The risk of surgical site infection was found to be low, despite such complications being prevalent overall, according to results of a retrospective analysis of ambulatory surgical procedures.
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