Wow, it's May already and almost time for ACSM's Annual Meeting. I hope this edition finds everyone well! It finally feels like spring.
The May 2019 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports covers sideline and event management topics in addition to our regular columns and commentaries. The Invited Commentary this month is from Dr. John Capacchione and it challenges all of us, regardless of our specialty, to work toward preventing heat injury deaths in athletes. The Sports Medicine community has come a long way with regard to the treatment of exertional heat injuries, but we cannot be satisfied with our success and must continue to do more.
This issue also contains an important Special Communication, "Essential Features of Third-Party Certification Programs for Dietary Supplements; A Consensus Statement." Our patients and our athletes are always going to be on the lookout for anything that gives them an edge, even if it may get them in trouble, legally or medically. This special communication will give you some things to look for when you want to verify and ensure supplement safety and ingredients.
The 2019 Sideline and Event Management section, recruited by Section Editor Pierre A. d'Hemecourt, MD, FACSM, features section articles that address sideline coverage of figure skating events and a novel mobile device-based tool to document sideline evaluation of athletes. The case report in this section looks at large volume hypertonic saline for empiric treatment of severe exercise-associated hyponatremia.
The Clinician Profile features the 2019 John R. Sutton Clinical lecturer, Margo Mountjoy, MD, PhD, FACSM, Dip Sport Med. Please attend her lecture in Orlando, it will be awesome!
The Pearls and Pitfalls column covers venous thromboembolism in ice hockey and looks at the progress and challenges in exertional sickling. Web Alerts reviews several interesting web sites that may help your practice.
This issue comes to you just before the 66th ACSM Annual Meeting featuring the 10th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and the World Congress on Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms, and Sleep. Hope to see everyone in Orlando, Florida from May 28 through June 1!
Please, if you hear an awesome lecture on a great topic let me know and we will look to get an article published in a future edition of CSMR.
See you in Florida!
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM