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About Us

Andrew Gregory, MD
President

PRiSM is a multi-disciplinary group for those providing care to young athletes. Our organization is a collective group of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Researchers, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians and Orthopedic Surgeons. We welcome any medical professional interested in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and research.

The Founding Board of Directors came together in 2012 and identified a better way to collaborate with various medical professionals that specialize in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. PRiSM will employ newer technology formats that allow larger studies with greater power to evaluate outcomes. Multi-center collaborations will allow us to evaluate conditions/challenges in young athletes.

Every PRISM member is critical to our success. The work that has been accomplished under the PRiSM umbrella has helped improve care, provide outcome measures and provide feedback to our clinicians caring for young athletes. We appreciate all of the members who have participated in our Research Interest Groups (RIGs), committees, webinars, and our Annual Meetings.

What is Unique about PRISM?

Other groups focus on pediatric patients, or adult sports medicine patients, but none focus exclusively on young athletes.

PRiSM is devoted to the care of pediatric and adolescent athletes. 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 has created Research Interest Groups (RIGs) to study 16 different pediatric adolescent sports conditions that cover concussions, overuse injuries to fractures and ligament/structural injuries. The RIGs include input from all specialists in these conditions, including Certified Athletic Trainers, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, PhDs, Kinesiologists, Educators, Physician Assistants, Physiatrists, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians, Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Surgeons, etc. Each clinical specialty brings a unique perspective and skill set to facilitate our research efforts.  

We encourage you to become a member of PRiSM, and engage others who share our interest in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.

Our 7th Annual Meeting is January 23-25, 2020, at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona 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,

Andrew Gregory, MD
President