Greetings and Happy November!
Fall is finally in the air and has to be one of the best times of the year – cool, crisp temperatures, picturesque leaves, and the opportunity to watch fall and winter sports. Getting dark early may be the one drawback. The other great thing about November, Thanksgiving.
Last month I had the privilege to attend and speak at the Israeli Sports Medicine Society Annual Meeting. It was an outstanding meeting with some great talks from multiple international authors and I am hoping to get some of those talks submitted as manuscripts for Current Sports Medicine Reports.
This is another great edition and thanks to John C. Hill, DO, FACSM, for assembling this year's Competitive Sports section. This month's articles cover gymnastics, bouldering and climbing, and the risk of atrial fibrillation in middle-aged endurance athletes – an interesting array of disciplines. Each of these four articles are excellent, timely, and will continue to help us provide care for a wide variety of competitive athletes. There is a fascinating case report in this edition, a marathon runner with vertigo after the race, please take a look at it.
This month's ACSM Clinician Profile features Chest and Abdominal Conditions Section Editor Tracy R. Ray, MD, FACSM. Tracy is an outstanding clinician, educator, and sports medicine leader. It is our privilege to have him as a section editor. You also shouldn't miss our regular monthly sections; Pearls & Pitfalls covers muscle cramping in the heat, Clinical Pearls looks at the evaluation and management of grade III acromioclavicular joint separations, and Web Alerts highlights some helpful web resources that prove helpful in your daily work.
If you are involved with undergraduate or graduate medical education, please encourage your learners to consider submitting to Current Sports Medicine Reports and if not learners, then encourage members of your multi-discipline sports medicine team to author a manuscript.
Have a great month and enjoy this edition!
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM