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2021 Annual Meeting

Welcome to the 2021 Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Annual Meeting!

This meeting is a display of the strength and resilience of the organization’s members and leadership.  Besides being the organization’s first virtual meeting, this marks the first PRISM meeting with a formal submission process for instructional courses and the pre-course.  The result is a lineup of courses that reflect the diversity of our organization.  Every course includes presenters from diverse backgrounds and specialties, with the focus of coming together to learn from each other in these challenging times.  

In early fall we pivoted to a virtual meeting after accepting all of the instructional courses, the pre-course, and podium and poster abstracts.  This switch of format meant over 200 pre-recorded videos and poster submissions.  We are all grateful for the work that went into this meeting on the part of all of the presenters.  We also recognize the devotion of their families, as much of this work happened on their time.

The virtual format means attendees can access the educational content of the meeting until the end of 2021.  Between the pre-course and all the scientific sessions and instructional courses, there are over 20 hours of possible continuing education credits.  Here is a brief description of what you can enjoy over the next year at your leisure:

  • The Pre-Course on motion analysis chaired by Jason Rhodes is absolutely fantastic.  This exciting frontier helps us understand the fundamental characteristics of the young athlete’s movement patterns as they pertain to performance, pathology, and injury prevention.  If you’ve always wanted an explanation of sports motion analysis, this course is for you.
  • Keynote Speakers include: Baxter Holmes from ESPN who has a particular interest in the youth sports industry, and Carolyn Emery from Canada who has done extensive research in the prevention of injuries and their consequences in youth sport.
  • Over 70 research podium presentations in 13 scientific sessions, and nearly 100 posters are nicely organized by topic for efficient viewing and searching for your desired education.  The quality of research continues to improve, and this year was no exception. Get “caught-up” on the latest research in Sports Medicine.
  • We are also featuring a “Cases and Spirited Debate” session on Friday evening, previously known as the “Cases and Cocktails” session.  

All of this content is featured on an interactive 3D virtual platform that provides gamification, networking capabilities, and running Q&A chatboards next to presentations and topics. The best way to enjoy the meeting is definitely in real-time on January 28-30th.

“See” you in January!

The Scientific Program Planning Committee

The Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society.

The PRiSM Board of Directors and the PRiSM Scientific Program Committee have been monitoring the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfortunate trends that heighten concerns over safety and the need for physical distancing. After careful deliberation we have made the decision to change our 2021 Annual Meeting from an in-person event to an entirely virtual program featuring a mix of live streaming and recorded sessions.

We felt it important to make this decision now in order to assure ample time to plan a stellar meeting in a fully virtual format. Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to see each other in Houston January 28-30, 2021, our commitment to providing you with high quality and engaging sessions to meet your CME/educational needs remains the same.   
We will be working closely with our meeting faculty to develop optimal virtual presentation formats for all those sessions you look forward to every year: keynote, case presentations, scientific sessions, instructional courses, posters and more.

 PRiSM will provide you with updates as work progresses on our new virtual format. In the meantime, keep your calendars marked for the 2021 Virtual PRiSM Annual Meeting, January 28-30, 2021.

We also want to announce that plans are underway for the 2022 Annual Meeting, we hope to see you in Houston January 2022!

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The 8th Annual PRiSM Meeting is designed to provide high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances in the multi-disciplinary areas of sports medicine for children and adolescents.

Meeting Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnosis & multidisciplinary management of common pediatric and adolescent sports related injuries.
  • Establish treatment guidelines and algorithms for working with childhood athletes and their families.
  • Examine multiple evidence based approaches to treating pediatric sports concerns.
  • Explore clinical approaches to the injured athlete throughout their continuum of care.
  • Evaluate effective ways to improve patient care and reduce lifelong sequelae of sports injuries.

Meeting Goals:

  • Increase member and non-member competence in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • Promote the highest possible standards in clinical orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, primary care, athletic training, etc. practices for pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • Promote the highest possible standards in clinical physical therapy practice
  • Provide the target audience with a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodologies in the field of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and related medical and basic sciences
  • Increase the body of knowledge existing in the field of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • Provide educational opportunities to members in all aspects of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • Provide an ongoing assessment of the impact of the PRISM CME Program and make modifications to existing activities and develop new activities as appropriate.

Target Audience:

Developmental physicians, pediatricians, orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons, family physicians, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, rehab engineers, athletic trainers, coaches, kinesiologists, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, educators, administrators, researchers, and all others concerned with pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.