Welcome to our May issue of CJSM.
It's been a busy few months since our last issue in March. The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Conference took place in Houston, Texas in April. The Youth Early Sports Specialization Summit was a particular highlight in addition to the usual packed programme. As ever, CJSM published the Conference abstracts which can be found in our March issue. We also co-published the newly-revised AMSSM Position Statement on Concussion in Sport which can also be found in our March issue.
This month, we turn our attention to our Founder Society, the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) who hold their Annual Symposium in Vancover from May 16-18 later this month.
You will find all of the 2019 Podium Presentations, Injury Prevention Podium Presentations, and Poster Presentations in this issue. I urge you to read these, as there is always a wealth of original research and interesting information within the abstracts.
Our headline article this month is a Position Statement from the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS) on the Principles of Mental Health in Competitive and High-Performance Sport. It set out a number of important principles which outline a suggested approach to issues surrounding the mental health of athletes for those working in Canadian competitive and high-performance sport, which are transferrable to those working in other locations around the World. It is to be hoped that this Statement assists practitioners in their approach to sports participants who may be experiencing mental health issues, and also helps to challenge stigma surrounding this important area.
In addition to the Statement, we offer you a linked CME article on the Statement on our Lippincott CME Connection website. Whilst you're on the website, feel free to take a look at our other CME modules which are linked to Journal content. There are a wide variety of modules available, with more appearing every few weeks so keep a regular look out. Each module offers ACCME CME credits for those successfully completing the activity.
This issue, we bring you two articles on managing patellar tendinopathy. Rio and colleagues ask the question as to whether Isometric Exercise to reduce pain in Patellar Tendinopathy is effective 'on the road,' whilst van Rijn and colleagues provide us with a secondary analysis comparing treatment effects of five different modalities for managing patellar tendinopathy.
In addition to several other Original Research articles on varied topics, we bring you a General Review from Pujalte and colleagues on Considerations in the Care of Athletes with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This comprehensive review contains much useful information on ADHD, including the pharmacological management of the condition and the status of the drugs used for ADHD within Sport. I'm sure that you will find this article very useful when managing your athletes with this under-recognized condition.
We'll be keeping you up to date with events at CASEM 2019 on our Twitter feed, @CJSMonline and on our social media channels. Don't forget to keep an eye out on our CJSM blog with regular posts from our Emerging Media Editor, James MacDonald, and others.
Have fun, until next time!
Christopher Hughes MBBS MSc