What's New in February 2021!
In the February 2021 edition of Sidelines you will find the following content:
All Access
Dr. Brett DeGoyer, DO, FAOASM
When I was in 8th grade, our school sponsored several ski days for our class. I had never skied before, but I didn’t let that small detail stop me from participating. In learning to ski, I did what every wise 8th grade boy does — you ask someone your own age who has never taught or instructed before, and who really has no interest in sticking to beginner levels. That’s how, on the first day, I went from bunny hill to gondola in a matter of three runs, with the latter finding me completely alone on the top of a mountain. Apparently the friend I had chosen to help me learn subscribed to the “ski or die” method of teaching. Obviously, since I’m writing this, I didn’t die and I learned to ski…in a way. Astonishingly, I never felt totally comfortable with my ski abilities. Fast forward to present day and my skills as a skier have not progressed very much despite several formal lessons. So, I decided to follow my teenage boys’ sage advice and start fresh a new skill of snowboarding. This time learning would be a completely different experience. This time I had the impressive combined two seasons' worth experience of my boys, and the phenomenal guidance of YouTube. Incredibly, I haven’t died (yet…) and I’ve managed to only run over one little girl resulting in the scolding stare of a well-seasoned ski instructor. Miraculously I’ve been able to graduate from bunny hill to intermediate blue runs over the course of two months without any major incidents, and have even conquered getting on and off the chairlifts without too much embarrassment.

That’s not to say I haven’t had my share of bumps, bruises, and injuries. While the major injuries were primarily to my ego and pride, the more physical injuries were to my hands, wrists, feet, ankles, head, and tailbone. This is not surprising since these body parts are the most common areas recreational snowboarders get injured. My personal experience so far has mirrored the published injury statistics of wrist sprains, hand contusions, foot cramps, ankle tendonitis, neck strain, and spine pain (especially the tailbone) associated with snowboarding. Curiously snowboarding carries a higher rate of injury than alpine skiing (50-70% higher), especially for beginners, but less likely (by 33%) to die on the slopes. Thankfully, my injuries have been minor and recovery relatively short, which I readily attribute to wearing appropriate gear that helps protect against major injuries. I definitely vouch that helmets, goggles, gloves, warm base-layers, water-proof outer-layers, and “crash pants” are essential gear for anyone learning to snowboard. Staying fit, eating healthy, and staying well hydrated have also proven just as essential in limiting injury, speeding recovery, and enjoying the journey. My adventure in learning to snowboard has produced a lot of awkwardness, soreness, embarrassment, and fear. Those things were short-lived and worth the price of experiencing the joy of carving in fresh powder, gliding down a mountain run, spending quality time with family, and obtaining a very satisfying sense of accomplishment. I have no delusions that I will ever compete in the X-Games or Natural Selection, but I am confident that snowboarding is a permanent part of my future. Thanks, boys, for pushing your old man to do something unforgettable!
2021 AOASM Annual Clinical Conference Is Virtual!
April 30-May 2, 2021

While we miss seeing AOASM friends and family in person, the Board of Directors realizes that is not yet safe to gather together. The 2021 Annual Clinical Conference will be held virtually April 30 through May 2. Join your colleagues and earn continuing medical education in an event where you can expand your content knowledge, enhance your clinical skills, and participate in organized virtual social events.
Program details and special events information will be forthcoming. Registration will open in March 2021. 

Call for AOASM 2021
Case and Research Abstract Submissions
The Program Committee for the 36th Annual Clinical Conference of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine would like to promote the virtual Clinical Conference scheduled for April 30 - May 2, 2021. Registration and conference details are forthcoming and will be posted on the AOASM website in March 2021.

In the meantime, we would like to remind members of the case and research abstract submission deadlines! Case and research abstract submissions must be received by March 1, 2021. All submissions must be entered by 11:59 p.m. PST. - submissions received after this deadline will not be considered.

To learn more and access the submission forms, click here.
Sports Osteopathy Webinars
AOASM has partnered with the Deutsch-Amerikanische-Akademie für Osteopathie (DAAO) (German-American Academy for Osteopathy) offering lectures on sports osteopathy to physicians in Germany. For the first time, AOASM will offer eight lectures from this series in a webinar format in the US, beginning January 14, 2021. All webinars begin at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT.

Webinar Schedule:
  • January 14: Guidelines, Benefits of Exercise, and Medical Conditions Part I - Kurt Heinking, DO, FAAO
  • January 21: Guidelines, Benefits of Exercise, and Medical Conditions Part 2 - Kurt Heinking, DO, FAAO
  • January 28: Core Stability in the Athlete - Kate Quinn, DO, FAOASM
  • February 4: Current Concepts in the Office-Based Treatment of the Concussed Athlete - R. Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM
  • February 11: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: An Osteopathic Approach - Alexandra Myers, DO
  • February 18: Thoracic Spine Considerations - Kate Quinn, DO, FAOASM
  • March 4: Lower Extremity for the Competitive Athlete - Brett DeGooyer, DO, FAOASM
  • RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 25-March 11: Osteopathic Approach to Hand and Wrist Injuries - Dan Clearfield, DO, FAOASM

Physician Members: $40/webinar
Physician Nonmembers: $60/webinar
AOASM Student/Resident/Fellow Members: Free
Student/Resident/Fellow Nonmembers: $10/webinar
Register for the entire series and receive a discount of 15%.

AOA Credits:
AOASM has requested the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the live webinars for up to 8.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. 

Visit the AOASM website for registration information.
Basketball Sports Medicine and Science
This book is designed as a comprehensive educational resource, not only for basketball medical caregivers and scientists, but for all basketball personnel. Written by a multidisciplinary team of leading experts in their fields, it provides information and guidance on injury prevention, injury management, and rehabilitation for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, rehabilitation specialists, conditioning trainers, and coaches. All commonly encountered injuries and a variety of situations and scenarios specific to basketball are covered with the aid of more than 200 color photos and illustrations. Basketball Sports Medicine and Science is published in collaboration with ESSKA and will represent a superb, comprehensive, educational resource. It is further hoped that the book will serve as a link between the different disciplines and modalities involved in basketball care, creating a common language, and improving communication within the team staff and environment.

Contributions from the following AOASM members:
Jeffrey Bytomski 
  • Editor

Blake Boggess (with Jordan Rawlings)
  • Ethical and Medico-Legal Issues in Injury Management and Return to Sport in Basketball (Pages 957-965)

Benjamin Boswell (with Benjamin Oshlag)
  • Constructing a Medical Team: The Medical Needs of a Basketball Team (Pages 83-90)

Alex Diamond (with Andrew W. Kuhn)
  • The Young/Adolescent Basketball Player (Pages 847-864)

Jeff Kovan (with Chelsea Gonzalez)
  • The Role of the Team Physician in Basketball (Pages 121-123)

Mark Rogers (with Shan Fairbanks)
  • The Role of Pre-participation Assessment and Screening in Basketball (Pages 91-102)

Thomas Stocklin-Enright (with Nathan McMurray)
  • Head, Neck, and Face Injuries in Basketball (Pages 215-223)

Priscilla Tu (with Travis Nelson)
  • General Considerations in Basketball: Court Type, Shoes, and Protective Gear (Pages 957-96)

Order Information:
SAOASM Update and Upcoming Events
We are excited to announce some upcoming events. We have several regional student conferences on the horizon. We have also had a couple of recent webinars that we have recorded. If you were unable to attend live, please follow the links below and enjoy.
Recent Webinars:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Topic: A Day in the Life of a Sports Medicine Fellow with Dr. Brent Pickett
Speaker: Dr. Brent Pickett
He is currently a sports medicine fellow at Duke University.
Recording Link.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Topic: Common and Unique Injuries in Dancers and the Role of a Team Physician in a Professional Ballet Company
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Davenport 
Recording Link.

Upcoming Regional Conferences:
Midwest Region 
Date: March 6, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 3:15 pm (Eastern)
Conference Flyer Below with details
Any questions, please reach out to Andrew Cade, ac482315@ohio.edu.
Central Region
Date: April 11, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Central)
Platform: Zoom
More details to come
Any questions, please reach out to Sean Healy, shealy@student.uiwtx.edu.

More information to come on the following Regional SAOASM Conference:
Western Region - Mid - Late March 2021 (exact date TBD)
North Atlantic Region - Early April 2021 (exact date TBD)

Dan Brannen and Cara Conrad
If there is ever anything you would like to learn about or see happen through the SAOASM, please reach out to our Executive Board at studentAOASM@gmail.com

We love hearing from you and providing you with the best opportunities to learn and have fun in sports medicine!
Featured Job Openings from the AOASM Career Center
Journal Article Spotlight: Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal Article Spotlight: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Preinjury and Postinjury Factors That Predict Sports-Related Concussion and Clinical Recovery Time
Return to play with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: are we moving too fast? A critical review
COVID Corner
American College of Cardiology
British Journal of
Sports Medicine
Interim Screening for Cardiac Involvement in Athletes Recovering From COVID-19
Infographic: COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for elite athletes