PRiSM Quarterly
Spring 2019

President's Message

Welcome back to the PRiSM Spring 2019 Newsletter. The goal of the newsletter is to keep you up to date regarding PRiSM activities, provide updates on recently published scientific literature related to pediatric sports medicine, and report on progress regarding next year's Annual Meeting.

First, I'd like to announce a change at the headquarters office — PRiSM is under new leadership, as John Augustyniak is on a leave of absence. Megan Hille has agreed to serve as interim Executive Director until new staff is in place. I would personally like to thank Tracy Burr for stepping in to help us while her ongoing battle with cancer continues.

We are in the midst of planning for the 2020 Annual Meeting, and we are confident this will be an outstanding meeting, building on the momentum from 2019. Kristina Wilson, Cordelia Carter and their team are working on a superb program for next year, and we have an excellent host institution in Phoenix Children's Hospital.

I have several goals as PRiSM President over the next year, which will continue the work done by our previous presidents Ted Ganley, Hank Chambers, Mininder Kocher, and Kevin Shea. PRiSM leadership, members and staff continue to work from the priorities we established at our strategic planning meeting last fall. We have modified our existing bylaws (as approved by the membership during the Annual Meeting in January), refined our Society's governance structure and established clear lines of communication between the committees and the Board. We have refined our committee and research interest group (RIG) structure, including the creation of a Motion Analysis RIG and a Communications Committee. We are still working to establish criteria for partnerships, collaborations and sponsorships; to establish a system for the development of inclusive programs; and advance our diversity initiatives.

PRiSM leadership believes that diversity of our membership and in our interest groups leads to better exchange of ideas, and ultimately better outcomes for our patients/families. Our organization is a collective group of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Researchers, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons and various other medical professionals interested in pediatric sports medicine. Every PRiSM member is critical to our success.

Thank you for participating in our research interest groups, committees, webinars, and our Annual Meeting. The work that has been accomplished in those groups has helped improve care, provide outcome measures and provide feedback to our clinicians caring for young athletes.

Finally, I would like to thank the Communications Committee for their work on this newsletter, as well as PRiSM Membership and Administrative Manager Heather Schrader for her hard work on the newsletter and Annual Meeting. Thanks to our Board of Directors and our Executive Directors Megan Hille & Tracy Burr for their hard work on regular calls to keep PRiSM moving forward.

It is very exciting to see the momentum building. I look forward to seeing everyone in Glendale in January 2020!

Andrew Gregory, MD
President, PRiSM

NEW Membership Application Process

PRiSM no longer requires a formal letter of recommendation for new applicants. Instead, applicants are required to have a sponsor (preferably a current PRiSM member) who may be contacted. Help spread the word about this great Society and encourage your colleagues to join!

Call for Volunteers: AOSSM Editorial Board

The PRiSM Executive Committee is now accepting applications from members wishing to serve as the PRiSM representative on the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine Editorial Board.

The PRiSM representative will serve as a regular Editorial Board member and will be invited to all Editorial Board functions, including two meetings per year, one at the AAOS Annual Meeting, and the other at the major international meeting that year, typically either ISAKOS or ESSKA.

This individual will also serve as the main point of communication between the OJSM and PRiSM, receiving all OJSM-related correspondence for distribution to the PRiSM leadership, including year-end updates, royalty reports, general queries, etc.

If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please send a brief letter of application, along with your CV to the PRiSM Headquarters Office at

The names and CVs of the top three applicants, as determined by the PRiSM Executive Committee, will be forwarded to the OJSM Editor-in-Chief who will make the final selection.

Please submit your applications, including cover letter and CV to no later than June 9, 2019.

6th PRiSM Annual Meeting RECAP

A sincere "thank you" goes to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for hosting PRiSM's 6th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Scientific Program Co-Chairs, Cordelia Carter and Michael Busch, assembled a high-quality and educationally-rich program. We had a record-breaking 386 attendees!

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The meeting featured a variety of different presentation options for all participants as well. There were all new "lunch-and-learn" sessions, case presentations, podium presentations, physical posters and e-posters.

Annual Meeting Highlights

Annual Meeting Publications

PRiSM has partnered with the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and is pleased to announce that all 6th Annual Meeting abstracts have been published online! Click HERE to view the journal supplement for a recap of the cutting edge research presented at PRiSM's 6th Annual Meeting.

6th Annual Meeting Videos

Thank you again for attending the PRiSM 6th Annual Meeting! A number of the general sessions were recorded and will be available on the PRiSM website soon. Each general session will be broken down in to separate videos so you can view specific podium presentations by topic. The full meeting program is still available online for your reference.

7th PRiSM Annual Meeting: SAVE THE DATE

January 23-25, 2020

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9495 W. Coyotes Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305

The PRiSM room block is open - book your room today!

The PRiSM Annual Meetings are 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. The Scientific Program Committee has worked hard to provide a diverse, innovative and well-rounded program while incorporating feedback from last year's meeting. As a result, we offer you two full days filled with learning opportunities, engaging top experts and collaboration opportunities.

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Upon completion of this activity, participant 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.


Our meetings attract developmental and other pediatricians, orthopedic and neuro-surgeons, family physicians, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, rehab engineers, athletic trainers, coaches, kinesiologists, nutritionists, educators, administrators, researchers, and all others concerned with pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.


The PRiSM 7th Annual Meeting welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field of pediatric sports medicine on all topics, including (but not limited to):

Bone Stress*
Female Athlete*
Hip Disorders*
Injury Prevention*
Multi-Ligament Knee*
OCD Knee
OCD Elbow
Outcome Measures
Patellofemoral Instability*
Shoulder Instability*
Spine Spondylolysis*
Sports Specialization*
Tibial Spine*

*Indicates a current PRiSM Research Interest Group

The deadline for abstract submission for the PRiSM 7th Annual Meeting is June 30, 2019, 11:59 PM CT.

PRiSM Social Media

Keep up on recent trends, research and common practices in pediatric sports medicine by following PRiSM on Twitter and Facebook

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Be sure to share posts, hashtag comments, tag colleagues and help spread the word about PRiSM!

RIG and Committee Updates

Membership Committee – Kristina Johnson, Chair

After our most recent Annual Meeting, we sent out emails to all non-members who registered for the event. Last week, we did the same thing by cross referencing our current Membership list to the non-member registration list. We know membership tends to increase closer to the Annual Meeting but we are trying actively to recruit the non-members. Other efforts have been posting to ATC social medial pages in hopes of recruiting more under represented professionals.

Research Committee – Jeff Nepple, Chair

Transition of RIG leaders will result in turnover on the Research Committee. Ben Heyworth is now ex-officio, as he is currently serving on the BOD. We will continue to monitor and improve on RIGs.

Education Committee – Matt Schmitz, Chair

We held a webinar with POSNA on "UE Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow" on March 26th that was a success. In addition, we hosted a webinar on May 8th titled "Injury Prevention." This was led by Amanda Black.

Tibial Spine RIG – Justin Mistovich, Chair

We are finalizing a manuscript for reliability in radiographic review of tibial spine fractures. We are closing data entry in May on our retrospective multi-center database. Plans are going ahead on the prospective database. Looking to grow group membership.

Ultrasound RIG – Andrea Straccholini, Chair

We are working on collecting normative US parameters/measurements for the MPFL in young athletes (primarily length and thickness/depth). IRB is complete and we are now in the process of reliability testing (intra (at each site) and inter (completed on site at PRiSM 2019)). Participating institutions include CHOP, BCH, OSU, SD, Shriners N CA UC Davis, BWH, Seattle. Next up is looking at the iliopsoas and defining the US anatomy in pedi athletes.

Sports Specialization RIG – Tamara McLeod, Chair

The Sports Specialization RIG has had 2 publications in the last 6 months, one in a special issue on youth sports in Athletic Training and Sports Health Care and a second in OJSM. We are currently working on a survey of health care providers regarding recommendations for sports sampling.

Patellofemoral RIG – Shital Parikh, Chair

JUPITER has more than 850 enrolled in a prospective study. Numerous projects are getting started.

Hip RIG – Allison Crepeau, Chair

Multi-center prospective pelvic avulsion fracture study launch approaching, target June 1.

Rehabilitation RIG – Joe Molony, Chair

Ongoing Research Projects/Events Update: Associations between Physical Therapy Utilization and Outcomes after ACL Reconstruction: PRiSM Multi-Center Study. Primary objective - Retrospective study seeking to identify association of physical therapy treatment visit utilization and functional/performance outcomes after ACL reconstruction. Secondary objective – Identify if there are any associations between insurance coverage and outcomes

Future Research Projects/Events Update: On April 22nd, the group discussed potential projects: Consensus statement on return to play testing and outcomes assessment after ACLR and a study to examine qualitative aspect of hop testing. Relevant to all lower extremity injuries for return to play decision making. Perhaps meta-analysis as first step.

Publications/Presentations/Etc: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Patterns: A Survey of the PRiSM Society e-published April 2019 in Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. Author team included: Elliot Greenberg, Jeffrey Albaugh, Eileen Storey & Theodore Ganley.

Dr. Saper et al published: "Return-to-Sport Testing After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Athletes." Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 3, March 2019

Multi Ligament Knee RIG – Crystal Perkins, Chair

We have completed data collection and analysis of "Avulsions of the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia: Rare Ligamentous Injuries in Children and Adolescents." This will be submitted for peer review and publication this summer. We are planning two additional multi-center studies this year.

Publication List

1. PRiSM and Nth Dimensions Address Diversity, Inclusion and Representation
Cordelia W. Carter, MD

2. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Patterns: A Survey of the PRiSM Society
Elliot M. Greenberg, PT, PhD, Eric T. Greenberg, PT, Jeffrey Albaugh, PT, Eileen Storey, BS, and Theodore J. Ganley, MD

3. Sport Participation and Specialization Characteristics Among Pediatric Soccer Athletes
Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, Michael Israel, MD, Melissa A. Christino, MD, Jane S. Chung, MD, Scott D. McKay, MD, Pamela J. Lang, MD, David R. Bell, PhD, ATC, and the PRiSM Sports Specialization Research Interest Group

4. Sport Specialization Is Associated With Injury History in Youth Soccer Athletes
David R. Bell, PhD, ATC; Pamela J. Lang, MD; Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA; Kelsie A. McCaffrey, PT, DPT, PCS; Tracy L. Zaslow, MD, FAAP, CAQSM; Scott D. McKay, MD; PRiSM Sport Specialization Interest Group

PRiSM Headquarters Update

Due to a recent leadership change at the Headquarters Office, PRiSM leadership wishes to notify members that a new Executive Director will be identified in the near future. Until then, please direct inquiries to Interim Executive Director, Megan M. Hille, CMP, CAE at

Membership and meeting-related inquiries may continue to go to Membership and Administrative Manager Heather Schrader at

Contact Information
PRiSM Headquarters Office
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 918-9876
Fax: (414) 276-3349
General Email Inquiries

Thank you to the Communications Committee for their hard work compiling the content for this eNewsletter!