Greetings from Denver!
I am writing this letter while reflecting on my last Board of Trustees meeting, after having the opportunity to serve one year as a Presidential appointee. It was another amazing and enlightening opportunity to serve ACSM and I am indebted to our now past-president, Stacy Fischer, MD, FACSM, for this opportunity.
The 2023 meeting is over, and it was a great meeting and an awesome opportunity to meet with old colleagues and mentors, make new relationships, and learn. Conference attendance was up from last year and exceeded expectations which is great for ACSM. Boston is a year away and planning is already underway. An amazing opportunity that comes with this editor-in-chief role is serving on ACSM's Program Committee; if there is something that you would like to see on the Annual Meeting program please reach out.
Section Editor Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, has put together another amazing issue that covers the topics of training, prevention, and rehabilitation. This issue is packed full of useful information that you can implement in your daily clinical work. Here is a list of the section articles -- return to sports following shoulder injury, orthobiologic treatment for throwing related injuries, evaluation and treatment of chronic exertional compartment syndrome, etiology and prevention of common injuries in golf, first metatarsophalangeal joint pain in athletes, care of the Esports athlete, a sports medicine clinician's guide to the diagnosis and management of weightlifter's shoulder, and thumb metacarpophalangeal joint ulnar collateral ligament injury in athletes. This issue also includes a fascinating case report covering proximal rectus femoris tendon tear in a professional football placekicker.
Don't miss the Scanning Sports Medicine column to read about the latest sports medicine research and the CAQ Review column on articular cartilage injury in athletes.
I want to thank everyone who attended the meeting in Denver. Please continue to encourage colleagues to send proposals for clinical review articles and case reports to Current Sports Medicine Reports at [email protected] Also, if there are topics you would like to see in the journal, please reach out to us.
See you in Boston.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM