PRiSM Quarterly
Fall 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 PRISM Newsletter. PRISM members have been hard at work, throughout the year, despite the challenges that 2020 has brought us. In this issue, check out news related to upcoming educational events, membership benefits, the 2021 annual meeting, and other member highlights. Thanks for reading! Have a safe 2020 Holiday Season!


Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: An Algorithmic Approach to the Controversies in Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

Dec 8, 2020 @ 07:00 PM CST
Registration is required to attend this event. Space is limited- REGISTER TODAY!

Panelists: Cordelia Carter MD, Melissa Christino MD FAAOS , Henry Ellis MD, Jay Lee MD , Carl Nissen MD, Mark Paterno PT PhD MBA SCS ATC , Michael Saper DO ATC CSCS, Marc Tompkins MD, Eric Wall MD, Christin Zwolski PT DPT OCS


  1. Discuss controversies associated with the treatment of pediatric ACL tears including surgical and non-surgical options, technique options, graft options, and rehabilitation/return to play decisions.
  2. Present clinical cases to illustrate existing controversies. A case-based approach to emphasize when controversies exist.
  3. Introduce age and development-based concepts to provide an algorithmic approach to the treatment of a pediatric ACL injuries

See all of our past webinars at the archive on the PRISM Website:

Visit the website to view specific topics, including:

  • PRiSM Presents: Parenting and Coaching in the Shadow of CTE
  • PRiSM and CATA Present: Prevention of Injury In Youth Sport
  • Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes
  • Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Concussions in Youth Sports
  • Nonoperative and Surgical Management Strategies for Patellofemoral Instability
  • Ostechondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Knee: Treatment and Complications
  • Hip Pain in Adolescent Athletes: Diagnosis and Management
  • Management of Adolescent ACL Injuries: Treatment Outside of the Operating Room: Prevention
  • Adolescent Shoulder Instability

Please log on to view any of these webinars (yet another benefit of being a PRISM member!)


Still on the fence about joining PRISM? Know a colleague who is interested, but unsure? Here are many of the wonderful benefits that come along with being a PRISM member.

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InCourage Partnership Updates:

Check out some great articles put together by PRISM Members:

Dr. Jen Beck: Setting Goals Can Help Young Athletes Stay on Track for Getting Back to Sports

Dr. Jen Beck and Dr. Elizabeth Davis: COVID-19 and the Athlete's Heart

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi: Stay at Home…Play at Home! Why (and How) Parents Should Get Involved in Their Child's Sports

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi: What Kind of Sports Parent Are You?

2021 Annual Meeting

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!

To register for the conference, click here:

Decisions regarding abstract acceptance went out in late September. A final scientific program agenda is forthcoming, and will be available on the website soon.


For a recap of all that was presented at the 2020 meeting, see the meeting supplement, published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine:

PRISM Website and Social Media: Member Research Highlights

We are excited to announce a new feature now available on our webpage to better highlight all of the exciting research being done by our members.

If you have published a new research study related to pediatric sports medicine, and you are a PRiSM member, click on the link above. Tell us about the paper you published, and compose a tweet! We will then post it on our Twitter account.

This is an effort to allow our members to generate more exposure to the great research they are doing, and also to allow our members to know about ongoing work and develop future collaborations.

Follow PRISM on Twitter to find out the latest happenings on member-led research, education events, and much more!