AOSSM-AANA COMBINED 2021 ANNUAL MEETING. Music City Center. Nashville, TN. July 8-11, 2021 AOSSM-AANA COMBINED 2021 ANNUAL MEETING. Music City Center. Nashville, TN. July 8-11, 2021

Other Special Sessions and Events

AOSSM Emerging Leaders Retreat

Location: MCC 208 (Invited Guests)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 • 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Emerging Leaders program launched in 2020 to give AOSSM members age 44 and under opportunities to become more involved in their Society. This is a great way to interact not only with your peers, but also learn from the icons in orthopaedic sports medicine.

This special Emerging Leaders Retreat is designed to provide even more in-depth information about your future as an AOSSM leader.

New! OLC Mobile Lab Featuring Live Cadaveric Surgery

The OLC Education & Conference Center is launching the new OLC Mobile Lab, featuring live cadaveric surgery from the show floor! Featured surgeries during the meeting will include:

Location: Exhibit Hall A

Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Michael J. Pagnani, MD: Open Bankhart – The Lost Art
  • Matthew T. Provencher, MD MC USNR (Ret): Open Latarjet – All My Tricks
  • Neal S. ElAttrache, MD: UCL Reconstruction

Saturday, July 10, 2021

  • Volker Musahl, MD: Slope Osteotomy
  • Anthony A. Romeo, MD: Subscapularis Repair

These cadaveric surgeries will be streamed into the session so you will see the surgery as it is happening. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to sign-up for tours of the mobile lab and see all that it has to offer. You won’t want to miss this!

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and the Arthroscopy Journal Reviewers' Workshop

Location: MCC 205 (Additional registration required)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Reviewing and assessing quality scientific papers is a skill. Join the AOSSM and AANA editorial staffs to learn more during this informative session.

Essentials of the Successful Manuscript.

Michael J. Rossi, MD, MS (Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Arthroscopy) –

Essentials of the Successful Manuscript outlines the organization and tools needed to produce and critique a successful original article for reviewers, authors, editors, and readers. This talk summarizes the essential ingredients needed as a primer for novice or a review for experienced reviewers and authors.

How to Review a Delphi Consensus Statement

Al Getgood MD FRCS, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada

There have been a growing number of consensus statements submitted to AJSM in the past number of years, many of which use the Delphi methodology. This study design seeks expert opinions in an iterative planned fashion to develop consensus on best practice on a topic beyond existing knowledge or can provide means of dealing with conflicting scientific evidence.

The objective of this talk will be to outline the steps of the Delphi Process giving reviewers a blueprint to work from when critiquing papers that are based upon a Delphi consensus process.

Writing and Evaluating Systematic Reviews in Sports Medicine Research

Timothy E. Foster, MD, MBA, MS, Mass General Brigham Healthcare, Newton, MA

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are critical components of sports medicine research, and the AJSM Current Concepts Section is dedicated to publishing several high-quality systematic reviews each year. This type of research can be performed outside a laboratory or clinical setting, but fundamental principles of systematic reviews and meta-analysis should be followed before consideration for publication. Dr. Foster will discuss basic concepts in how to plan, perform and review systematic reviews, such as the difference between systematic reviews and meta-analysis, determining the review question, the scope of the review, and methods and tools for structuring the review. The lecture will progress to more advanced topics, such as selecting the effect measures, understanding bias and conflicts, and finally understanding and measuring heterogeneity.

Game Changer Sessions

This year, we are bringing you three Game Changer sessions featuring thought leaders who are transforming orthopaedics and sports medicine by challenging the way we think about and address issues critical to the care of athletes.

Location: MCC Grand Ballroom B

The Athlete, The Injury, The League: The Art of Translation Through the Doctor's Eyes

Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

This session features a panel discussion with chief medical officers from each of the major professional sports leagues: NFL, MBA, NHL, NBA and MLS.

The Intangible Price for Fame: The Athlete's Mental Health

Friday, July 9, 2021 • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Mental Health...A very difficult topic to talk about but one that needs to be discussed. This session is truly a Game Changer. You will leave with tools that you can implement immediately in your practice. Hear what the best practices for mental health development are, why do drug policies matter, develop a first aid kit for mental health, learn why the sports psychologist is important and finally the view from an athlete. You can't miss this session.

Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Ever-Changing Science of Sports in 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Athletes are always looking for that edge and looking to you the team physician and the entire medical team for answers. Hear from experts as we discuss the ever-changing science of sports. Talks will include sleep, nutrition and hydration, wearables, motion capture and neuroplasticity.


Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 4 - 5 p.m.
All Things Knee
MCC 208
Moderator: Erin E. McLemore, MD

Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Advocacy in Orthpaedics - Not What You Think It Is!
Location: MCC 208
Moderator: Tamara A. Scerpella, MD

We are pleased to bring you these two special sessions presented by The FORUM. The FORUM is a national group of Board Certified, female Orthopedic Surgeons who are fellowship-trained, with a practice focused on Sports Medicine.


Global Program Series (ISAKOS)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:25 – 3:25 p.m.

Concurrent Session C: Osteotomy of the Knee

Location: MCC 209

Take advantage of this unique opportunity that brings global content to the stage. This year we are pleased to present Osteotomy of the Knee: The ISAKOS Perspective, a case-based approach to understanding the indications, preoperative planning, technique pearls and tips on how to avoid complications when performing realignment osteotomy.

AOSSM Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception (Invited Guests Only)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 7 - 8 p.m.

Location: Omni Broadway Ballroom F

AANA Residents and Fellows Program

Friday, July 9, 2021 • 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Location: MCC 205

Residents and Fellows are invited to join AANA Leadership for special and focused programming during the annual meeting. Take away tips and valuable information that will help prepare you for the next steps in your career.

New! Playmaker Grant Lab

Aircast Foundation

Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: MCC 209

This research grant opportunity is intended to fund one (or more) ambitious, exploratory, and ground-breaking research projects. This session will provide applicants, audience members, and a group of the Society’s esteemed researchers the opportunity to interact and discuss the merits of these innovative and novel therapies in sports medicine. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), under the auspices of its Research Committee, and in coordination with and support from The Aircast Foundation, is offering grants from $10,000 to $25,000 (up to $50,000 total) to help fund ambitious, exploratory, and ground-breaking projects in orthopaedic sports medicine. The grant lab will conclude with the awarding of one or more research grants in coordination with our partners at The Aircast Foundation.

Apply for the Playmaker Grant today

Eligibility rules and guidelines are available here.

AANA Emerging Leaders Program

(Additional Registration Required)

Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Location: MCC 202

The Emerging Leaders Program is the perfect opportunity to advance your practice and begin your path as an AANA leader. This is ideal for graduating fellows and those in the first five years of practice.


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