As I write this month's letter, I am sitting in the Board of Trustees meeting at the conclusion of ACSM's Annual Meeting in San Diego. I am honored and humbled to serve a one-year term as a Presidential appointee and cannot wait to learn more about the college and continue to serve it.
For those who attended, what did you think of ACSM's Annual Meeting? It was great to be in person and see everyone again, the fellowship and multidisciplinary nature of ACSM is what makes the organization great. Now that we are done in San Diego, it is time to start planning for Denver in 2023. Being on the program committee is one of the highlights of being the editor-in-chief of this journal.
Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, has put together an amazing issue that covers the topics of training, prevention, and rehabilitation. This issue is packed full of useful information you can use in your daily work. Check out the section articles on the impact of COVID-19 on sports injuries, mental well-being, and strategies for navigating future pandemics in sport; evaluation, treatment, and prevention of knee extensor mechanism tendinopathy; and acupuncture and dry needling for sports performance and recovery. This issue also includes four fascinating case reports covering olecranon stress fracture management in a baseball pitcher; rehabilitation post-arthroscopic partial meniscectomy of medial meniscus in an elite track and field sprinter; workload management for injury prevention, athletic and academic performance in the student-athlete; and procedural approach to ultrasound guided geniculate nerve blockage for osteoarthritis knee pain.
Don't miss the Scanning Sports Medicine column to read about the latest sports medicine research and the CAQ Review column on cardiovascular conditions in the athlete.
Congratulations to those graduating from medical education programs in the next month. Best of luck in your future endeavors.
If there are topics you would like to see covered in the journal, please let us know.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM