2012 Annual Conference

AOASM's 27th Annual Clinical Conference

Wednesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21, 2012
Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

Pre-Registration is now closed. On-Site registration will open in the Kentucky Ballroom Foyer on Tuesday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m., and be open throughout the week.

Click here to dowload the Final Schedule-at-a-Glance.

Click here to download the Exhibit Prospectus (pdf)

The AOASM would like to thank the following companies and organizations that provided Commercial Support to the 2012 Clinical Conference:

American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP)
Cardiac Science
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Gebauer Company
Harvest Technologies
SonoSite, Inc.

Registration Fee includes:

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Opening reception (cash bar)
  • Conference CD syllabus and meeting materials
  • Access to all educational sessions and the Exhibit Area
  • Up to 27.0 hours of Category 1-A CME credits (Approval by the AOA is currently pending.)
2012 Program Events

The Clinical Conference will commence on Wednesday morning, April 18, 2012, at 7:45 a.m. and this year’s program includes an evening welcome reception, special interest luncheons and dinners, general session, breakout sessions, exhibits, networking opportunities, and social events. (To register or for more information about the 2012 Clinical Conference, click on the preliminary brochure link above.)

AOASM Pre-Conference Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshops
Monday, April 16, 2012 & Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

Workshops Lead by: Blake Boggess, D.O., FAAFP
Additional Faculty: Antonio Bouffard, M.D., Patrick Leary, D.O., FAOASM, Joe Ruane, D.O., and David Berkoff, M.D.
Equipment and Sonograph faculty Sponsored by: Sonosite, Inc.

Two-Day Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
April 16, 2012: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
April 17, 2012: 7:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

The basic musculoskeletal ultrasound course is designed for those who have limited experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound. It is designed to introduce basic ultrasound principles and provide the participants the opportunity to learn how ultrasound could be used in their practice. This course will cover major body regions and review the basic protocols for examining the various joints of the body. Note: Space is limited to 40 participants and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Workshop Fee: $475
(This workshop is available at a separate fee from the Clinical Conference registration fee.)

  • Your Workshop Registration Fee includes:
  • Continental breakfast
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Workshop materials
  • Receive up to 8.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits
    (Approval for AOA credits are currently pending at this time.)

Advance Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
April 17, 2012: 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

The advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound course is designed for those who already use musculoskeletal ultrasound in their practice. It is designed to briefly review basic ultrasound principles and provide an opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge and skills. Note: Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited to 40 participants and is available only to those who have already taken a MSK US beginner course or who has at least 6 months clinical experience with MSK US.

Workshop Fee: $250
(This workshop is available at a separate fee from the Clinical Conference registration fee.)

Your Workshop Registration Fee includes:

  • Refreshment breaks
  • Workshop materials
  • Receive up to 4.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credits
    (Approval for AOA credits are currently pending at this time.)
Louisville, Kentucky

Steeped in history and rich with cultural amenities, Louisville offers the charming character of a city’s past nestled within a thriving modern metropolis. Louisville is home to many unique venues, such as the legendary Churchill Downs, the Frazier International History Museum, the one-of-a-kind Glassworks, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Field, the Muhammad Ali Center and many more venues each offering its own unique qualities and atmosphere. The city offers parks, trails, gorgeous waterfront and an eclectic entertainment district. Louisville offers so much to see and experience including more than 2,500 restaurants to offer for everyone’s particular taste. For more information about Louisville, please visit, http://www.gotolouisville.com.


Educational sessions and exhibits will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The hotel is located next to the Fourth Street Live! entertainment district, featuring great restaurants, bars and live Jazz music. It is also within walking distance of many museums, recreational activities, numerous shops, historic attractions and only 8 miles from the Louisville International Airport (SDF). This lovely hotel offers a host of amenities, services, and new this year all AOASM guest rooms reserved under the discounted group rate offer daily complimentary high-speed Internet access during the conference dates.

Guest room amenities include a hairdryer, coffee maker/tea service, iron and ironing board, digital individual climate control, luxurious bedding, flat screen television with cable/satellite TV channels, including HBO, pay-per-view and movie/video rental, and refrigerator accommodations are available upon request. Dining amenities in the hotel include Starbucks Coffee House open for breakfast and lunch; the BLU Italian Grille open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill open for lunch and dinner. Additional services and amenities include hotel gift shop, 24-hour room service, hotel laundry services, full-service 24-hour business center, overnight self parking available at $21 per night or valet parking available at $25 per night, and also 24-hour Fitness & Recreation Center, which will allow AOASM conference attendees to complete their workout on site complimentary.

For more information on the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel visit their website at: http://www.marriottlouisville.com/. This website offers great information about all the hotel has to offer, as well as weather and additional local attraction information.

Hotel Reservations

AOASM works diligently to provide attendees with the most convenient hotels at a good value. AOASM contracts with the hotel to hold sleeping rooms for use by our attendees. If AOASM does not meet the room block, penalty fees could be incurred. Please help AOASM keep costs down by making your reservations at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel, 280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202; Phone: +1-502-627-5045 or Toll-Free: +1- 800-266-9432. When reserving your room via phone, please refer to the AOASM Clinical Conference in order to be eligible for the discounted rate. We encourage all attendees at the Clinical Conference to book their reservation at the headquarters hotel.

To reserve your room online, please go to the AOASM annual conference website and click on the Clinical Conference direct reservation page labeled: American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Hotel Reservations. In order to confirm a room assignment for attendees, the hotel requires a (first or last) night’s pre-payment deposit when reserving your room. The hotel reservations deadline is March 15, 2012. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after that date. The AOASM discounted room rate is $159 for single and double occupancy; $169 for triple occupancy; and $179 for Quadruple occupancy. The room rate is exclusive of occupancy tax, which is 15%. Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability, to all attendees 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference dates (4/15/12 to 4/24/12). RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY in case the room block at the hotel sells out prior to March 15, 2012. Rooms will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m.

Hotel Cancellation policy: Guest must notify Hotel prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, to not forfeit the one-night deposit.

Ground Transportation

The following taxicab and car rental options are permitted to provide ground transportation to Louisville International Airport travelers and customers. Luxury limousines are available for customers who have pre-arranged pick up. Check the airport website for approved companies licensed to operate at: http://www.flylouisville.com/Ground-Transportation/

Taxicab Options:

Cabs are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. (Ask about Share-a-Ride at the taxi stand.)

  • Ready Cab (502) 417-4406
  • Yellow Cab (502) 636-5511

Car Rental Options:

Rental counters are located on the lower level near baggage claim. Transportation is provided outside on the lower level.

Educational Credits

AOA Credits
AOASM has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the pre-conference workshops for up to 12.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. The Clinical Conference program has been requested for up to 27.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. (Approval is currently pending.)

BOC Credits
The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified athletic trainers. This program has been approved for up to 24.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Physical Therapy Credits
Continuing education (CE) requirements for physical therapists vary from state to state. Most states that mandate CE for renewal of licensure have a process in place where an individual PT/PTA licensee may petition directly to the state licensing agency for acceptance of a continuing education course. Check with your state licensing board for the proper procedures and forms.


Sports Medicine Examination for Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) AOASM will be offering the Sports Medicine Examination for Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The Recertification Exam will also be offered from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You must pre-register with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sit for either exam. AOASM does not coordinate the registration for the exam. On-site check-in will begin at 12:00 noon and seating/instructions at 12:45 p.m. For more information, please visit the AOASM website at http://aoasm.org/boardcert.cfm or please visit the AOA website at http://www.aoesm.org/.


AOASM truly values its Sponsors. Your support is genuinely appreciated! This year’s conference offers many opportunities for sponsorship and showcasing your company. If you are interested in sponsoring and showcasing your company at the 2012 Conference, please contact Susan Rees, AOASM Executive Director at: +1-608-443-2477, ext. 138 or email at: srees@aoasm.org.

2011 Conference Sponsors:

CNS Vital Signs
Gebauer Company
SonoSite Inc.
The France Foundation

Exhibit Area

The 2012 Exhibit Prospectus is now available for downloading. Come join this informative and interactive conference this year! Click here for more information. If you have any questions call Brooke Miller, AOASM Meeting Planner at +1-608-443-2477, ext.148, or email at: bmiller@reesgroupinc.com.

Call for Case Presentation & Research Abstract Submissions

The AOASM Research and Case Presentation Committee would like to announce the Call for Case Presentation & Research Abstract Submissions. The goal is to have all Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs participating with a poster presentation, a case podium presentation, or a research podium presentation. The criteria for submission of either a case or research are available now to download here.

Call for Case Presentation Submission

Call for Research Abstract Submission


For more information on the 2012 Annual Clinical Conference,
feel free to contact us:

Telephone: 608-443-2477, ext. 142
Fax: 608-443-2474
Annual Meeting information: bmiller@reesgroupinc.com
Membership information: info@aoasm.org
Website: http://www.aoasm.org

Or write to:
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704 USA