New Sports Medicine Research Revealed, Internationally Recognized Leaders to Deliver Keynotes at 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting

Article ID: 614986

Released: 12-Mar-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Newswise — More than 1,400 sports medicine physicians from the United States and abroad will attend the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the largest primary care sports medicine physician organization in the nation. For more info, visit A full program can be accessed here:

The meeting will reveal cutting-edge medical research and serve as a platform to address current and controversial issues in the field of sports medicine.

Keynotes will address genetics and training in athletics, youth sports challenges, post-concussion syndrome, exercise and aging, international perspectives on challenging musculoskeletal injuries and more.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency New Orleans,601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

DATE: Saturday, April 5 – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PRESIDENTIAL KEYNOTE: David Epstein, Author of The Sports GeneSunday, April, 6, 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTES: Prof Mark E. Batt, MB BChir, MRCGP, DM (United Kingdom)Peter Brukner, MBBS (Australia)Peter Fricker, MBBS (Australia) Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD (Canada)

NOTE TO PRESS:Media interested in being credentialed for the 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting must contact Jessica Torres-Sosa,, 913.909.9878. Media guidelines:

Featured Sports Medicine ResearchAmong the 111 research abstracts to be presented by members of the AMSSM are the following:

-Does Abdominal Circumference (AC) or Body Mass Index (BMI) Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?-Corrected Error Video vs PT-Instructed home Exercise Program: Accuracy of Performing Therapeutic Exercises-Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets, Mouthguards, Previous Concussions, Years Playing Experience

Presidential Keynote – David Epstein Sunday, April 6, 10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

New York Times best-selling author of The Sports Gene. Epstein is an investigative reporter at the nonprofit newsroom, ProPublica. Previously, he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he focused on sports science and medicine. Epstein is perhaps best known for co-authoring the story that exposed the steroid use of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Epstein will explain the connection between genetics and early, intensive training in one sport, and what roles they play in a young athlete’s athletic development. He will also examine how the 10,000-hour rule may not be the best method for achieving long-term success in sports, potentially jeopardizing the health of the athlete. Epstein will share how athletes’ body types have changed faster than the gene pool of humanity and how this information could assist athletes in choosing the right sport to achieve peak performance.

Keynotes by Internationally Recognized Sports Medicine ExpertsSaturday, April 5, 2:45 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. -Groaning About Groin Injuries: Diagnostic and Management Considerations in the Athlete – Keynote: Prof Mark E. Batt, MB BChir, MRCGP, DM, Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine; Director of Arthritis Research, UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis; Centre for Sports Medicine, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, United Kingdom; Immediate Past-President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM).

-Challenges in the Management of Gluteal and Hamstring Injuries – Keynote: Peter Brukner, MBBS, Sports Physician; Associate Professor of Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia).

-Wrist Injuries in the Competitive Athlete – Keynote: Peter Fricker, MBBS, Professor, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; Consultant, Canberra, Australia).

The following keynote will take place on Sunday, April 6, 10:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

-Exercise as a Countermeasure for Aging - From Mice to Humans – Keynote: Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, Professor and Division Head of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University; Chair, Neuromuscular Disorders, McMaster Children's Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Additional keynote speakers include: -Robert C. Cantu, MD, MA – Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine-Peter J. Carek, MD, MS – Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and Director of the Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program in Charleston, South Carolina.-John L. Leddy, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.-Eric C. McCarty, MD – Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at CU Sports Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. -Hollis G. Potter, MD – Chairman of the Department of Radiology and holds the Coleman Chair in MRI Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery.-Beth Shubin Stein, MD –Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and a member of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.-Kevin Wm. Wildes, SJ, PhD – President of Loyola University New Orleans and Founding Editor of the Journal of Christian Bioethics.-Ross D. Zafonte, DO – Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital.



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