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Dr. Patrick Leary inducted as President
Patrick Leary, D.O., FAOASM was inducted as President, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine on March 21, 2014 by American Osteopathic Association Trustee, Dr. Ronald Burns. Dr. Leary is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), received his Osteopathic Degree from the University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB) and completed his post graduate education at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Leary is board certified in Family Medicine and obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine as well as Geriatrics.
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Leary.
Research award winners named
Congratulations to the Podium Presentation, Case Presentation and Poster Presentation award winners at the 2014 Clinical Conference! All Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs are encouraged to submit case and research podium presentations, and all students, residents and fellows are encouraged to submit poster presentations. Posters were judged by AOASM Past Presidents and Fellows of the Academy. Research and Case presentations were judged by a panel of Past Presidents.
Back row, left to right: Dr. Alexandra Myers, Dr. Jennifer Trpkovski, Dr. Jessica Toler Huerta. Front row, left to right: Dr. John Luksch, Dr. Brian Abbott
2014 Poster Presentation:
1st Place: Dr. Dwan Perry, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
2nd Place: Dr. Jessica Toler Huerta, LECOM Erie / Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, Pa.
3rd Place: Dr. Brian Abbott, Providence Seward Medical Center, Kentwood, Mi.
2014 Case Presentation
1st Place: Dr. Alexandra Myers, San Diego Sports Medicine, San Diego, Calif.
Runner up: Dr. Jennifer Trpkovski, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
2014 Research Podium Presentation
Dr. John Luksch, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ.
Congratulations to each of you!
CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE
Time to re-think the Zurich Guidelines?: A critique on the consensus statement on concussion in sport
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
The consensus statement on concussion in sport, commonly referred to as the Zurich Guidelines, has become one of the cornerstone references regarding the diagnosis and management of this syndrome. The guidelines process has increased medical and public awareness of this significant condition. However, the current construct of concussion as delineated in these guidelines is increasingly untenable.
BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
Are implementation science advances and digital technology developments important in sports medicine?
British Journal of Sports Medicine
The rate of growth of scientific knowledge gains pace year-on-year. Over 20 million journal articles have been indexed in MEDLINE from 1947 to 2012, with the number of publications increasing by an average of 5.2 percent per year. So how might our global community of researchers, clinicians and practitioners pool our collective knowledge to effect improvement in clinical practice?
INDUSTRY AND JOURNAL NEWS
Concussion suits might be combined
The Associated Press via ESPN
The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and dozens of former players suing the league over concussion injuries agreed to pause their lawsuit to see whether it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a federal judge for settlement.
Webster's estate and 65 former players and their families sued the NFL in February, claiming the league hid information about the seriousness of concussions and head injuries sustained during their playing careers.
Orange is the new track: Preventing hockey injuries with a dash of paint
By Denise A. Valenti
The Look-Up Line, a 40-inch-wide neon orange stripe surrounding the playing ice perimeter in hockey was the inspiration of Thomas E. Smith. His hope is that it gives a brief visual warning to hockey players as they slide into the boards during play, much like the warning track in baseball. Smith hopes this allows for the millisecond visual alarm that will enable a player to better position his head and shoulders from slamming into the boards, thus potentially prevent a disabling or life-threatening head or spinal injury.
White House report links sports injuries to healthcare enrollment
The Associated Press via WNEW-FM
Just as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase healthcare enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012.
The report released by the Department of Health and Human Services says the most common injuries include leg fractures, ankle or knee sprains, facial injuries, broken or dislocated fingers, head concussions or fractures and shoulder fractures or dislocations.
Razorbacks using new helmets to reduce concussion risk
Not long ago we got a glimpse of specially designed helmets being used by a couple of different college football programs this fall with a camera built-in to the helmet. As cool as it is to see technological enhancements be implemented in to the helmets to provide for new coaching and film study methods, the helmet is still primarily used to protect the player’s head. Arkansas is using a new helmet design to hopefully reduce the risk of concussions this spring.
NFL to change language of rulebook to limit injuries to defensive players' knees
Sports Injury Alert
The recent history of the NFL has shown a multitude of changes to its rulebook that benefits solely the offensive side of the ball — the Tom Brady "tuck rule" (now repealed) is a perfect example of this. An emphasis on scoring and making the game friendly to today's youth has been the movement of late, but now we are presented with an idea that benefits only the defensive side of the ball.
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