Redesigned Sports Medicine Essentials Course Offers In-Person, Online Opportunities

Redesigned Sports Medicine Essentials Course Offers In-Person, Online Opportunities

Peter E. Sedgwick, M.D., FACSM |  April 23, 2024

24SMEWe are extremely excited to be rolling out the Sports Medicine Essentials course for 2024. Recently redesigned as a hybrid online and in-person event, this course is geared toward expanding the skills and knowledge base of medical providers caring for athletes of all ages. An extremely popular course with roots in the Team Physician Consensus Conferences of the past, this course is back after a pandemic hiatus in a new format, blending the ease of online content with the practicality of hands-on, small-group learning: a half-day in-person session in Boston immediately following the ACSM national conference. Participants can choose to do both the online and in-person content or choose one or the other.

Full Event   Online Only   In-Person Only

Sports Medicine Essentials features a broad range of topics covering a diverse spectrum of care for the athlete in the clinical setting. Lectures are presented by ACSM experts from across the country and cover common upper- and lower-extremity musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, including diagnosis, management and updated approaches to imaging and treatment. However, content is not limited to purely MSK issues and includes lectures on abdominal trauma, gastrointestinal issues in sport, the latest recommendations on concussion management in an office setting, cardiac issues in athletes, and updates on clinical management of issues unique to the pediatric and female populations.

The online content of the course can be taken independently but will be complemented by our in-person session immediately following the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting in Boston. This session will include a brief review and Q&A about the online content but will move quickly to skills sessions in a small-group format: improving joint exam skills, honing radiology reading, becoming proficient in administering a concise concussion exam, learning practical ACL prevention strategies and reviewing common injection techniques applicable to the office setting. These sessions will have a low student/faculty ratio and will allow for ample interactions with experts in the field.

This course is a must for physicians, NPs, PAs, ATCs and any other provider looking to improve their MSK exam skills, diagnostic acumen and treatment strategies to care for athletes across the age spectrum. Join us online and for our session in Boston!