Editor-in-Chief: William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM
ISSN: 1537-890x
Online ISSN: 1537-8918
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Sports Science 36/81
Impact Factor: 1.600
Note from Editor-in-Chief William O. Roberts

The Stanley Cup is up for grabs, the NBA Play-offs are underway, the NFL Draft is over; that means the 2015 ACSM Annual Meeting in San Diego is just around the corner. This is a not to be missed educational meeting for me, and I hope to see many of you there. It will be packed with great lectures and opportunities to meet with people who share your excitement in understanding the medicine and science of sport and exercise.

We are trying something new in this issue with a special series on the Cardiac PPE for Primary Care and Sports Medicine. Part 1 publishes in this issue and Part 2 will follow in the July/Aug issue. This “primer” features a summary of the additional history and potential workup for each of the AHA and PPE4 cardiac preparticipation screening questions. With the recently published scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology by Maron et al., entitled “Assessment of the 12-lead Electrocardiogram as a Screening Test for Detection of Cardiovascular Disease in Healthy General Populations of Young People (12-25 years of age),” in Circulation; it is clear that we as primary care physicians need to understand each question and the implications for further evaluation. We hope you will find this helpful.

The May/June 2015 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports addresses sideline and event management and training, prevention, and rehabilitation topics, in addition to our regular columns and commentaries.  For starters check out the two invited commentaries, the first by Rudy Dressendorfer, PhD, FACSM, entitled, “Triathlon Swim Deaths.” The second, “The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute: A Healthy and Sustainable Approach to Youth Sports,” is written by Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM.

The 2015 Sideline and Event Management section, recruited by Section Editor Aaron L. Rubin, MD, FACSM, features four articles focused on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. These articles cover medical planning, mass screening, and special training for unusual occurrences and mass casualties for very large events, as well as the Healthy Athletes Experience. In addition to the Special Olympics articles, this section also includes information about on-site management of medical encounters during obstacle adventure course participation and the differences between family medicine and emergency training before sports medicine training.

When exploring the Training, Prevention, and Rehabilitation segment recruited by Section Editor Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, you will learn the latest regarding the effects of neurocognition and concussion on musculoskeletal injury risk; foam rollers in exercise recovery; diagnosis, treatment, and injury prevention of overuse throwing injuries in young athletes; rehabilitation and management strategies of lateral epicondylosis; how much resistance training is enough; the evidence of basic recovery aids; and cognitive consideration or youth instruction and feedback. 

The Clinician Profile features Andrea Stracciolini, MD, FACSM, a primary care sports medicine physician in the Department of Orthopedics at Boston Children’s Hospital, who is a member of the journal’s editorial board. Pearls and Pitfalls looks at self-talk, deception, and placebo power in sports performance, and Scanning Sports Medicine the latest clinical research published by the American College of Sports Medicine, while Web Alerts reviews several interesting Web sites that may help your practice. CAQ Review covers overtraining syndrome and Clinical Pearls address detection and prevention of glenohumeral epiphysiolysis.

I hope you find this issue helpful for your practice. Have a great spring, we will be back with our summer issue all too soon.


William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM

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