Summary of the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting
American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Holds 2022 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs
Newswise – ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 18, 2022) – The successful 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine drew nearly 2,700 attendees to Colorado Springs July 14-17. Surgeons, physicians and other sports medicine specialists gathered from across the country for high-level educational and networking opportunities.
The meeting brought together more than 400 presenters in 58 sessions, including many professional team physicians, sharing their expertise in caring for all athletes and active people. The largest exhibit hall ever featured 105 vendors sharing cutting-edge technologies and solutions, such as surgical demonstrations in OLC’s exclusive mobile lab.
International partners ESSKA and SLARD co-hosted the series of global programs, and prestigious organizations such as FORUM, the J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons and our emerging leaders joined us for sessions and receptions throughout.
“The 2022 AOSSM Annual Meeting was truly an exceptional event, bringing together the best in orthopedic sports medicine, research and education,” said AOSSM President Kurt Spindler, MD. “Celebrating the Society’s 50th anniversary at the spectacular Broadmoor Resort with colleagues and friends was a special experience.”
In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the society, the AOSSM recognized several individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field and to the meeting:
- The Multicenter Sports Medicine Fellowship was awarded to Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD, and Shital N. Parikh, MD, to continue their JUPITER 4.0 project on patellar instability. The project received a historic investment of $400,000 through a partnership between AOSSM, AAOS, OREF and the Aircast Foundation.
- A scholarship has been announced in the name of Bruce Reider, MD, in recognition of his 20 years as editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary).
- The Robert E. Leach Award was presented posthumously to renowned leader of AOSSM and orthopedic sports medicine, William E. Garrett, MD, Ph.D.
- Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD, James P. Bradley, MD, and Edward R. McDevitt, MD have been inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame.
- Presidential guest speaker Clark Kellogg, CBS’ senior NCAA basketball analyst and former NBA player, delivered a speech on the attributes of good leaders.
- The ACE (Accelerating the Cutting Edge) award, given annually to the most innovative products in the exhibit hall, was awarded to three companies: Anika Therapeutics, DJO/Enovis and Stryker.
- Matthew T. Provencher, MD MC USNR (retired), won the coveted “Red Jacket” of the Masters Competition for his presentation on biological reconstruction of the shoulder joint with distal tibia and talus allografts in patients with shoulder instability.
Save the date for the 2023 AOSSM Annual Meeting, July 13-18 in Washington, DC
Learn more at www.sportsmed.org/annualmeeting and on Twitter @AOSSM_SportsMed.
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the world’s premier sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide broad educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. The AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in children.