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About Us

Matthew D. Milewski, MDMatthew Milewski, MD
President

Welcome to the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM) website!  

PRiSM is a multi-disciplinary group of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Researchers, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians, Radiologists, and Orthopedic Surgeons.  

The purpose of PRiSM is to lead interdisciplinary research, education and advancement in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.  Our society is devoted to improving injury diagnosis and treatment but also injury prevention and sports performance optimization.  

PRiSM was founded in 2012 by our Founding Board of Directors to improve collaboration and education in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.  In the following 9 years, our society has grown significantly!  We now have several different multicenter research studies examining both common and more rare but unique injuries in pediatric and adolescent populations.  

Every PRISM member is crucial to our mission and collective experience.  We strive to foster the growth of an incredibly diverse membership, representative of all aspects of sports medicine. Our Diversity Statement represents our commitment to fostering a culture of diversity in our membership and is hopefully reflective of the communities that we help provide continued care for across the country.  

We appreciate and thank all of the members who have participated in our Research Interest Groups (RIGs), committees, webinars, and our Annual Meetings and we look forward to welcoming new members to help our society grow.

Why PRiSM?

​Many professional organizations and societies are dedicated to the care of athletes through the discipline of sports medicine and others are dedicated to the care of pediatric and adolescent patients but we believe that PRiSM is the sole organization dedicated specifically to the pediatric & adolescent athlete.  

Many pediatric sports injuries, conditions, etc. are unique to young athletes and do not occur in other age groups. By combining research across multiple centers and different practitioners, PRiSM members are uniquely positioned to increase the impact of research. We intend to move beyond research- based retrospective case series, and expand our ability to conduct prospective research on outcomes, optimal treatment, injury prevention, etc. By developing processes and systems to allow sharing of data, we can answer research questions with greater power, confidence and generalizability.

PRiSM’s research endeavors are centered within Research Interest Groups (RIGs) that study 16 different pediatric adolescent sports conditions that cover concussions, overuse injuries to fractures and ligament/structural injuries in a multidisciplinary team approach.  

We welcome and encourage YOU to become a PRiSM member .  We are always interested in new members and we encourage students and trainees in addition to sports medicine professionals to consider joining if you are interested in collectively improving pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.  

Our 8th Annual Meeting was recently held virtually due to the global pandemic but you can still experience and enjoy the online education through our enduring content.  

Our 9th Annual Meeting will be held January 27th-29th, 2022 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, Texas and we encourage you to attend this meeting.  

Consider becoming involved by joining one of the Research Interest Groups or volunteering for a Committee.

Feel free to direct questions, suggestions to me, or other Board members at info@prismsports.org or 414-918-9876.

Sincerely,

Matthew Milewski, MD
President