Sports medicine team at PRISM.

Jan 22, 2019 / Research & Innovation

Sports Medicine Team Has Impactful Showing at Annual Research Meeting

Dedicated to caring for young athletes, our sports medicine team continues their education by sharing their expertise at medical conferences throughout the year. Last week, 13 staff members attended the 6th annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. This three-day meeting brought together orthopedic surgeons, physicians, researchers, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others who care for young athletes to collaborate and discuss the latest research in injury prevention and treatment techniques in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. 

For medical conferences, attendees are asked to submit a short description of the research they would like to have considered for presentation. All 19 projects our team submitted were accepted. Some projects were presented as posters and some were formal presentations, referred to as “podium” presentations. In these presentations and small interest groups, our team led discussions on various sports medicine topics including:
  • Stress injuries
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Concussions
  • Self-reported pain scales
  • Pediatric iliotibial band
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
Clinical research manager and leader for the sports medicine research team, Meagan Sabatino plays a key role in the success showcased at this year’s PRiSM meeting. “Being a part of a research team, specifically in a constantly changing field like pediatric sports medicine, allows us to provide the best possible care for our patients,” says Sabatino. “Keeping young athletes safe and healthy is a topic our experts are committed to and as leaders in the field, it is our responsibility to ask questions and continue to learn. It is specialty conferences, like PRiSM, that allow our team to share expertise while also learning from and collaborating with other top providers in the industry.”

Learn more about the research being conducted in the Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine. 

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