PRiSM Quarterly
Summer 2021

Welcome to the Summer 2021 PRISM Newsletter. In this issue, check out news related to upcoming educational events, membership benefits, the 2022 annual meeting, and other member highlights. Thanks for reading!

Matthew D. Milewski, MDPresident's Message


Hope everyone in the PRISM family is having a safe and exciting summer!

The PRISM leadership and Board of Directors are excited for the PRISM membership to again meet in person in January 2022 in Houston. Many thanks to Scott McKay, Traci Snedden, Heather Schrader and the rest of the Scientific Program Committee. The 2022 annual meeting looks to be another amazing collection of research, Instructional Course Lectures, keynote speakers and plenty of opportunity for collaboration and comradery. Our recent membership survey shows that you, the membership, are very much looking forward to an in-person meeting. We will have some recorded and possible virtual opportunities to allow our ever-expanding membership to participate even if they can't attend in person or COVID again restricts our ability to meet in person.

The Research Committee led by Jason Rhodes along with our Research Interest Groups (RIGs) continue to do amazing research and collectively moving the needle on pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. I can't wait to see their updates and new research featured at our annual meeting in Houston.

The Education Committee continues to support our research and education missions. The recent and first ever PRISM Founders Journal Club featuring Mark Paterno, Min Kocher, and Christina Masters, hosted by PRISM 1st Vice President Cordelia Carter, was tremendously successful and a great unique way to share collective expertise of our pediatric sports medicine experts.

As the COVID pandemic continues to curtail our lives in 2020 and into 2021, public health measures including vaccination has allowed sports, sports medicine and us to slowly return to our "new normal". PRiSM as an organization dedicated to the health of young athletes continues to monitor the ever-changing COVID landscape to help provide the most up-to-date recommendations for our young athletes and members. Our temporary time away from sports, gave us time to reflect on the importance of sports and sports medicine in our lives and careers. As PRISM has grown as a society, it's potential to help more clinicians, athletes, and their families has grown. As you know, PRISM leads interdisciplinary research, education and advancement in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.

I believe that we can and should continue those missions to support research and education on a larger scale. To do so though requires financial support. Therefore, as we are all collectively "getting back to the game", PRISM would like to announce a philanthropic endeavor to support our missions. This philanthropic goal is to build support from within and then ask our industry and other partners for additional support.

This philanthropic campaign is called "Giving Back to Our Game". YOUR gift will support our research and education missions from Day One. We are proud to announce the creation of PRISM "micro grants", several $1,000 grants designed to support our diverse and multidisciplinary research endeavors of PRiSM members. We are also establishing scholarships to support our education and diversity missions. These scholarships will support our new and young members including students, fellows, and especially those of under-represented in medicine minorities. Our endeavors and support will grow as our ability to support these missions grows.

We need YOU! Your support, even if small, shows solidarity in our ranks and our membership. We can send a proud and strong message to our industry partners to help support us by showing that PRISM membership is collectively behind "Giving Back to Our Game." Our goal is 80% participation among the membership.

No gift is too small. We have built a system to make this easy and straightforward. One extra "click" of a button during your membership renewal or your annual meeting registration can support this mission and move PRiSM forward to uncharted territories.

We are also tremendously proud to announce that your gift will be matched 1:1 by a wonderfully generous gift from the Godfather of PRISM, Founding President Hank Chambers and his wife, Jill!

Also, be on the lookout for the first ever PRISM logo gear that will include t-shirts, pullovers, and polo shirts to be available for online orders and in-person orders and pick up at our annual meeting in 2022.

As you can see there is a TREMENDOUS amount of momentum and new endeavors in our PRISM. The leadership thanks each and every one of you for your support and collaborations. We look forward to your support now and in the future, and I can honestly say that I've never been more excited to see each and every one of you in Houston in January 2022.

Stay safe, keep up the amazing clinical, research and educational work, and we hope that you can help us "give back to our game".

Matthew D. Milewski, MD
Matthew D. Milewski, MD
President, PRiSM


Upcoming webinar

PRiSM Journal Club:
Disparities in Pediatric Sports Medicine

PRiSM Presents: Founders Journal Club

Previous Webinars

(Recorded July 19, 2021)

PRiSM Presents: Founders Journal Club

Founders Journal Club - articles available!

Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH

Christina Master, MD

Mark Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC

(Recorded March 30, 2021)

PRiSM Presents: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and the Female Athlete Triad

See all our past webinars archived on the PRISM Website available to members

Past webinars include:

  • Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injuries Addressing the Controversies
  • 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


PRiSM continues to mature into a unique community that fosters education and research related to pediatric sports medicine! As we grow the society, the experience only gets better. Here are many of the wonderful benefits that come along with being a PRISM member. Invite a friend today!

Join PRiSM today at

2022 Annual Meeting

PRiSM 2022 Annual Meeting

The Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society. The PRiSM Board of Directors and the PRiSM Scientific Program Committee are happy to welcome everyone back in-person in Houston January 2022!

Plans are well underway for 2022 with the instructional course notifications sent out in July, and abstract notifications will be sent in August. Registration will be open in October for the 2022 Annual Meeting. We hope to see you in Houston!!

The 8th Annual Meeting abstract supplement is now available online!

PRiSM has partnered with the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and is pleased to announce that all podium and poster 8th Annual Meeting abstracts are available for viewing online! Click HERE to view the journal supplement for a recap of the cutting edge research presented at PRiSM's 8th Annual Meeting.

Video Journal of Sports MedicineVideo Journal of Sports Medicine

AOSSM has launched a new affiliated open-access journal, the Video Journal of Sports Medicine (VJSM), focusing on video-based teaching and learning. Unlike unregulated video platforms, VJSM is a peer-reviewed journal, so each article is fully citable and searchable with a published DOI. Readers are thus assured that all the content they access in VJSM has been peer-reviewed, and authors receive peer-reviewed publication credit for their work.

Unique in the orthopaedic journal landscape, VJSM articles emphasize video presentation of knowledge, with written materials serving to complement the video. Each article consists of an 8- to 10-minute video. Written elements include a short, structured abstract, a transcript of the narration of the video, the author conflict of interest declaration, and a reference list. Our vision for VJSM is that it will not be limited to orthopaedic sports medicine topics but will include submissions reflecting all aspects of sports medicine.

To submit, please prepare the following:

  • Compressed video file (maximum file size = 350 MB after compression)
  • Manuscript
    • Abstract
    • Video transcript
    • References (maximum 10)
  • Institutional Review Board approval or waiver (if applicable)

For more details, visit the VJSM submission guidelines here before compiling your video and accompanying printed materials.

Don't miss out on your chance to publish in this new, peer-reviewed, open-access video journal!

Submit a Video Today

PRISM Website and Social Media: Member Research Highlights


Let us know about your research so we can let everyone know!

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!