August 28, 2018

AMSSM Update

Your section members are continuing to work hard collaborating across our organizations. In April, 31 physicians attended the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Emergency Medicine Interest Group meeting in Orlando, Florida. Those in attendance broke out into several workgroups to identify action items of Sports Medicine / Emergency Medicine physicians.  

Dr. Yvonne Chow is working hard on the EM Model for Musculoskeletal Medicine and is looking for members to contribute. Areas of need include basic musculoskeletal ultrasound content, identifying orthopedic/musculoskeletal FOAMed resources, and she is looking for reviewers for the final manuscript. To get involved, email Dr. Chow at

The education breakout group is working with Dr. Chow and hopes to submit the curriculum to AMSSM for approval and ultimately publish the curriculum.  Additional projects include developing an app with commonly occurring musculoskeletal injuries seen in the emergency department, their management and follow-up recommendations.  Dr. Ben Oshlag is building a repository for patient instructions that members will be able to access and use in their practice. To get involved, email him at

Drs. Chris Hogrefe and Ross Mathiasen are creating unique Emergency Medicine courses for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Topics include dental emergencies, complex laceration repair, advanced airway management, sideline hemostasis, and sideline ultrasound. If you have any interest in collaborating with them, contact them at and 

The fellowship breakout group was led by Dr. Jeff Feden.  Goals for this year include consolidating and cross-referencing web sites with fellowship information and updating fellowship listings annually. To get involved, email Dr. Feden at

The research breakout group is working to establish a group of faculty and fellows to collaborate on research projects.  Specific topics include concussion and ultrasound. The AMSSM EMIG listserve is a great tool to find others interested in collaborating. If you’re not part of the listserv and want to join, email to be added.

Dr. Jace Provo led an interesting breakout on practice development and covered topics like being credentialed as an orthopedist, creating a blue print for Sports Medicine Practice, and identifying mentors.

To collaborate with Dr. Provo, email him here.

Chris Guyer, MD, FACEP