2013 Annual Conference

2013 Annual Conference

AOASM 28th Annual Clinical Conference

March 6-9, 2013
The Broadmoor
Colorado, Springs, CO

Registration Fee includes:
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Opening reception (cash bar)
  • Conference meeting materials
  • Access to all educational sessions and the Exhibit Area
  • Up to 27.75 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, March 6, 2013, at 7:45 a.m. and this year’s program includes an evening welcome reception, special interest luncheons, general session, breakout sessions, exhibits, networking opportunities, and social events. (To register or for more information about the 2013 Clinical Conference, click on the conference brochure link above.)

AOASM Pre-Conference Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshops

Monday, March 4, 2013 & Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, CO
Workshops Lead by: Blake Boggess, D.O., FAAFP 
Equipment and Sonograph faculty Sponsored by: Sonosite, Inc.

Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
March 4, 2013: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.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: $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.)

Advance Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
March 5, 2013: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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: $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 8.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credits
  • (Approval for AOA credits are currently pending at this time.)
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs is known as one of the top destinations in the U.S. for vacations and conferences due to its picturesque mountain backdrop, 300 days of sunshine and friendly locals. From the Top of Pikes Peak to upscale shopping, Colorado Springs offers an abundance of natural beauty as well as a variety of attractions, art galleries, restaurants, events, and several indoor and outdoor activities for guests of all ages. For more information about the area, please visit http://www.visitcos.com or http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cscvb/csovg12/
 

Skiing Opportunities Near Colorado Springs
  • Come Early Stay Late Program - Enjoy exclusive discounts with the Come Early Stay Late program.  Featuring destinations such as Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek.
  • Beaver Creek (2.75 hours away) - Beaver Creek is a one-of-a-kind mountain paradise that combines pristine wilderness areas, exquisite amenities and endless opportunities for adventure. At Beaver Creek grooming is our passion. We groom twenty hours a day, seven days a week. Fifty-two operators work ten-hour shifts at 11,000 feet behind a turbo-charged diesel engine. The result, 805 groomed acres a day or a total of 106,000 acres per season of pure corduroy for your skiing pleasure.
  • Breckenridge (2.75 hours away)- Breckenridge, Colorado, has four mountains to ski on with 2,358 acres of skiable terrain surrounding a delightful mountain village with old west charm. They have terrain parks and bowls to ski in as well as 600 acres of groomed trails.
  • Eldora Mountain Resort (2.5 hours away) - Eldora has 680 acres of skiable terrain and gets a whopping 300 inches of snowfall a year. It has plenty of challenges for those into double black diamonds, but still has many beginner and intermediate runs as well.
  • Keystone (2.5 hours away) - Keystone, with its 3,148 skiable acres, terrain parks and even night skiing, makes for a memorable day of skiing.
  • Monarch Mountain (2.25 hours away) - With 800 skiable acres and more than 350 inches of all-natural snowfall, you'll think the pass is nothing after experiencing the skiing. Monarch is more geared toward intermediate through expert skiers, but 14 percent of the runs are for beginners, so you can take your friends who haven't been on skis/boards for a while.
  • Ski Cooper (2.5 hours away) - An exciting and affordable alternative to the hustle and bustle of the big, expensive resorts nearby, such as Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek, you'll find our lift lines are short and our runs are long. 
  • Vail Mountain (3 hours away) - Vail is the largest resort area in the United States with 5,289 acres of the most diverse and expansive skiing in the world, blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Vail Mountain is accessed by three base areas: Lionshead, Vail Village, and Golden Peak. Check out our website for further information about skiing and lodging opportunities. 
Accommodations

Educational sessions and exhibits will be held at The Broadmoor Hotel & Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Broadmoor welcomes guests to Colorado Springs with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. The resort is located near the southern edge of the Rockies is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and has been described as the gateway to the West. Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is conveniently located just 15 minutes from The Broadmoor and is serviced by several major airlines, with non-stop flights available through several U.S. cities.

Guest room amenities include a hairdryer, scale, coffee maker/tea service, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, safe deposit box, digital individual climate control, luxurious bedding, flat screen television with cable/satellite TV channels, pay-per-view and movie/video rental, and refrigerator accommodations are available upon request. Resort amenities include The Spa, 54-Holes of Championship Golf, Four Tennis Courts, Three Swimming Pools, Seasonal Hot Tubs, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, 24-hour Room Service, Hotel Laundry Services, Business Center, Specialty Boutique and Retail Shops, Movie Theater and a total of 18 restaurants, cafes and lounges to choose from. Valet parking is available to all overnight guests of The Broadmoor. The charge is $18 per night. Self-parking at The Broadmoor is available in the garage only. The charge for AOASM attendees to self-park for a 24-hour period is at a discounted rate of $12 per night, including in and out privileges. If a guest would like to self-park for the day, the charges are $4 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $8 per day.

For more information on The Broadmoor Colorado Springs visit their website at: http://www.broadmoor.com. This website offers great information about all the hotel has to offer, as well as dining, golf, spa, weather, shuttle recommendations 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 Broadmoor Colorado Springs, One Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; Main Phone: +1-719-634-7711 or Reservations Toll-Free: +1-800-634-7711. When reserving your room via phone, please use the toll-free number and 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 February 8, 2013. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after that date. The AOASM discounted room rate is $169 for single occupancy; $179 double occupancy; $189 for triple occupancy; and $199 for quadruple occupancy. The room rate is exclusive of occupancy tax and a daily $16 resort fee. Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability, to all attendees 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference dates (3/1/13 to 3/13/13). RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY in case the room block at the hotel sells out prior to February 8, 2013. 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 seven (7) days prior to the day of arrival to not forfeit the one-night room rate plus tax deposit.

Ground Transportation

The Colorado Springs Airport has a wide variety of transportation options to various locations in Colorado Springs and the region. Options include charter bus, limo and taxi. Contact the individual services for exact prices, destinations and schedules. Check the airport website for additional information at: http://www.springsgov.com/AirportSectionIndex.aspx?SectionID=48

Taxicabs Options: (Cabs are available outside the baggage claim area.)

  • Spring Cab +1-719-444-8989 

  • Yellow Cab +1-719-634-5000

Car Rental Options: Featuring six on-site car rental agencies, Colorado Springs Airport gives travelers the selection they want with the convenience they need. Check-in counters are in the baggage claim area.

Educational Credits

AOA Credits: AOASM has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program up to 27.75 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending. Register for continuing education credits by checking ALL of the applicable boxes on the registration form. 

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 25.0 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.

Case Presentation & Research Abstract Submissions

DEADLINE: All Case and Research Abstract Presentations must be received at the national office by 10:00 pm CST on Sunday, January 27, 2013. 
Click here to learn more.

Examinations

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, March 5, 2013. 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://www.aoasm.org/about/board-certification/ or please visit the AOA website at http://www.aoesm.org/.

Sponsors

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 2013 Conference, please contact Susan Rees, AOASM Executive Director at: +1-608-443-2477, ext. 138 or email at: srees@aoasm.org.

2012 Conference Sponsors:

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

The 2013 Exhibit Prospectus (PDF) is now available for downloading. Come join this informative and interactive conference this year!  If you have any questions call Brooke Miller, AOASM Meeting Planner at +1-608-443-2477, ext.148, or email at: bmiller@reesgroupinc.com

AOASM Career Fair

The AOASM will be hosting the 5th annual Career Fair at this year’s Clinical Conference in Colorado Springs. This will be a great opportunity for job seekers and employers alike! Employers have the opportunity to submit job postings for viewing and job seekers have the opportunity to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) for viewing. If requested we will also provide an area for interviews on site, pending space availability.

How It Works: There is one price per job announcement of $50 USD. The job announcement is then displayed at the on-site Career Fair. Fellowship announcements may also be submitted. There will be a separate viewing binder on-site for Fellowships. (We can only accept AOA-Approved Sports Medicine Fellowships. ACGME Fellowships cannot be accepted for posting.) There is no charge for job seekers to submit their CV to the Career Fair on-site.  Bring several copies of your CV to the exhibit area and look for the on-site career booth for further instructions.

The On-Site Career Booth: The on-site Career booth is located in the exhibit area. The booth will be open during exhibit hours, March 6-8, 2013. Employers do not have to be present. Announcements will be placed as hard copies in binders for viewing. There will be binders for Available Positions and Fellowships. Each job announcement will have a designated folder where job seekers will have the opportunity to confidentially place their CVs. Job seekers may also include their CVs in a separate binder, allowing employers to view them on-site. Remember that the attendees at the AOASM conference include board-certified physicians, athletic trainers, residents, interns, and students. Another excellent way to effectively use your recruiting dollars is to rent a booth for your Company/Organization in the AOASM Exhibit Area during the conference. More and more employers are using this method to increase their visibility to prospective employees.

How to Participate: Please email your job announcements and contact information in a word document or in the body of your email to Brooke Miller, AOASM Meeting Planner at bmiller@reesgroupinc.com. A confirmation email and an invoice will be sent.