I hope everyone had a great holiday season and had some time to relax and recharge. I had the opportunity to ring in the new year in London. I have never been in a big city on New Year's Eve and wow what an experience! Let's get 2023 off to a great start.
We start the year off with the Head, Neck, and Spine section. Christopher A. McGrew, MD, FACSM, has assembled some interesting articles on a variety of topics for this year's kick off edition. Topics in this section include TMJ disorders in athletes, air travel following concussion, post-concussion symptoms and neuropsychological performance in athletes, and concussion and psychological effects.
I'm very excited for the interesting, Invited Commentary in this edition: “Prepare for the Unexpected: A New look at Trauma Triage and Care in Mass Participation Sporting Events," written by Matthew D. Sedgley, MD, FACSM, FAAFP, CAQSM; Korin B. Hudson, MD; and Chad Hulsopple, DO, CAQSM FAAFP. Check it out.
This issue also contains three special communication articles that are a continuation of our educational series. The first is “Training and Practice Settings of Physicians Dual-Certified in Emergency and Sports Medicine," by Aaron J. Monseau, MD; Brenden J. Balcik, MD; Matthew Negaard, MD; Christa Lilly, PhD, et al. The second is “Online Sports Medicine Fellowship Education: The Genesis of a National Program and Year-1 Analysis," by James L. Moeller, MD; Jason L. Zaremski, MD, FACSM; Ashwin Rao, MD; William Denq, MD, et al. The third is “Trends in The Sports Medicine Match: An Analysis of The National Resident Matching Program Data From 2010-2021," by Jason L. Zaremski, MD, FACSM; Anna L. Waterbrook, MD; Aaron J. Monseau, MD; and Stephanie A. Kliethermes. Be sure to read all three!
In Pearls & Pitfalls, E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM, covers doping in running and cycling and Web Alert reviews several interesting web sites and apps you'll want to check out.
Here is to 2023 being a healthy, safe, and rewarding year.
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM