2021 Clinical Conference


Thank you for attending the #AOASM2021
Virtual CME Conference!

Congratulations Award Winners!
Congratulations to the 2021 Award of Fellow Recipients:
  • John Luksch, DO, FAOASM 
  • Jason McHugh, DO, FAOASM 
  • Alexandra Myers, DO, FAOASM 
  • Ron Torrance, DO, FAOASM 

2021 Case and Research Award Winner Recognition:
Case Poster
Gandharv Telhan, DO - “Reactive Arthritis, Enthesitis, and Erythema Nodosum Secondary to Streptococcal Pharyngitis.”

Research Poster
Amit Piple, DO - “Cervical Spine CT Scans Can Miss Fracture When Football Equipment is in Place.”

Case Podium
Mark Hanna - “A case of May-Thurner Syndrome in a 16-year old female athlete.”

Research Podium
Andres D. Maeso and Scott Hyland, Jr., DO - “Acetabular Labral Tears in Division 1 Collegiate Athletes: A Comparative Analysis of Operative versus Conservative Treatment.”

Special Thanks to Our Podium and Poster Judges This Year:
  • Geoff Dreher, DO
  • David Gealt, DO, FAOASM
  • Michele Gilsenan, DO, FAOASM
  • Nicole Goddard, DO
  • Elan Goldwaser, DO
  • Bhavesh Joshi, DO
  • Shawn Kerger, DO, FAOASM
  • Albert Kozar, DO, FAOASM
  • Bill Kuprevich, DO, FAOASM
  • John Luksch, DO, FAOASM
  • Rance McClain, DO, FAOASM
  • Chris Mehallo, DO
  • John Neidecker, DO, FAOASM
  • Joshua Priddle, DO
  • Mark Rogers, DO, FAOASM
  • Michael Sampson, DO, FAOASM
  • Jason Smith, DO, FAOASM
  • Mary Solomon, DO
  • Sassy Weinstein, DO
  • Aaron Wolkoff, DO
  • Gillian Wooldridge, DO
  • Stephanie Yellin, DO
  • Anne Marie Zeller, DO 

2021 AOASM Annual Clinical Conference Is Virtual!
April 30 - May 2, 2021

While we miss seeing AOASM friends and family in person, the Board of Directors realizes that is not yet safe to gather together. The 2021 Annual Clinical Conference will be held virtually April 30 through May 2nd. Join your colleagues and earn continuing medical education in an event where you can expand your content knowledge, enhance your clinical skills, and participate in organized virtual social events.

AOASM 2021 Virtual CME Conference Registration
Registration: The LIVE Virtual CME Conference Registration is closed, however you can still register now to view these recorded sessions on demand for AOA CAT-1A CME credit. For more details, click here! Please continue to also monitor the “CME opportunities webpage” for other future on demand webinars.

2021 Final Program & Schedule-At-A-Glance
Click here to view the three day educational program schedule, events, presenter details, and final program for the 2021 Virtual Conference.
2021 Memorial Featured Lectures
Russell M. Wright
Dr. Wright was a founding member of AOASM, and left a legacy of courage, commitment, inquisitiveness, caring, honor, and mentorship. The Rusty M. Wright Memorial Lecture is held annually to remind us of our osteopathic beginnings and challenge us to live up to the standards set by our Sports Medicine pioneers. 

This year’s featured keynote speaker is: 
Dr. Jonathan Finnoff
Friday, April 30
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
USOPC Response to COVID-19 and Tokyo 2020 Preparations

Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FACSM, FAMSSM, RMSK is the Chief Medical Officer for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Finnoff is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine. To read more, click here.
Allen Jacobs
The Allen Jacobs Memorial Lecture has been held since 2003 to help us remember his love of anatomy, teaching and osteopathic medicine.

This year’s featured memorial lecturer is: 
Dr. Albert Kozar
Friday, April 30 
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
The Posterior Trigger Point

Dr. Kozar is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM-OMM), sports medicine and family medicine, and was conferred a Fellow of American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine in 2009. He spends 60% of his time practicing neuromusculoskeletal medicine exclusively, with a 50-50 mix of sports medicine and acute and chronic pain management. In addition, he is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

In his academic role, he serves as VCOM’s Program Director for their NMM-OMM “Plus-One” Residency & Integrated NMM-OMM / Sports Medicine Residency, where he is also an Associate Professor, OMM & Sports Medicine and teaches in the PPC-OMM course for students. To read more, click here.

Learner Objectives
At the conclusion of the conference, the participant will be able to: 
  1. Develop and understand an appreciation for the importance of the osteopathic principles for treatment in the field of sports medicine 
  2. Develop and understand the impact of mental health disorders in a variety of athletes. 
  3. Develop an appreciation for musculoskeletal injuries in pediatric athletes.
  4. Understand the role of technology has in performance of everyday patients as well as elite athletes. 
  5. Explain the unique difficulties associated with managing sports coverage during a pandemic.
Conference Educational Credits 
AOA Credits

AOASM have requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the LIVE AOASM 2021 Virtual Conference program up to 13.25 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Register for continuing education credits by checking ALL of the applicable boxes on the registration link (or pdf form). Registered attendees will receive a credit reporting form electronically following the AOASM Virtual Conference. Attendees will be responsible for completing the online link by the required deadline. Thank you.

AOASM 2021 Posters
Between Friday, April 30 and December 31, 2021 attendees may receive up to TWO Category 2-B AOA credits for this virtual poster session. To receive ONE credit, review 10–20 posters; to receive TWO credits, review 21 or more posters. To receive the credit, you must scroll to the bottom of the submission and leave your name and a comment or question for EACH of the posters you review. You cannot receive credit without “signing” and acknowledging your review with a comment or question. To view posters during the virtual conference and the remainder of 2021, go to aoasmposters.org.

AOASM 2021 Virtual Conference Recordings (On-Demand Videos)
Between now and December 31, 2021 the AOASM is offering Category 1-A CME to any paid conference attendee for logging in and viewing the video content if an attendee missed the live session. To view videos, go to aoasmposters.org. For more details about registering and receiving CME, click here

AOASM Social Media
Don’t forget to log on to AOASM social media networks before, during, and after the virtual conference to catch up with attendees, post conference photos, and comment about the talks/events!

AOASM Facebook (Public Group)
AOASM Twitter

On Demand Exercise Videos 
Take the daily challenge and get your exercise in! 

Check out the (3) three on demand videos (located below) made specially for AOASM attendees. 
Don't forget to use hashtag #AOASM2021 on social media when sharing 
a picture or comment on how you met your exercise challenges this week!

Ashley Haan, CYT-200
On Demand Yoga: Empowerment Yin
Playlist for Empowerment Yin

On Demand Yoga: Hips, Shoulders, Neck Vinyasa Flow
Playlist for Hips, Shoulders, Neck Vinyasa Flow

Kirstin Hill, RD
Pilates Certified, Integrative Wellness Coach, & Bemer Affiliate
On Demand PILATES Exercise Video

Speed Mentoring
Saturday, May 1 

It's back by popular demand! Calling all students, residents, and fellows: have you ever wondered about the possibilities of your sports medicine career or how to launch your SM dreams? Join us Saturday, May 1 from 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. CT, immediately following the educational sessions. No additional registration is needed. The session will take place on Gather.Town, a fun way to see other attendees though video conferencing and listen to each mentor give a quick spiel. We'll follow that with dedicated time for participant one-on-one questions in a small group setting!  Be sure to register for the virtual conference today to be apart of this highly recommended and well participated session!

Mentors are as follows:

  • Bhavesh Joshi, DO
  • William Kuprevich, DO, FAOASM
  • Kate Quinn, DO, FAOASM
  • Chris Rial, DO, FAOASM
  • Jason Smith, DO, FAOASM
  • Brett Spain, DO, FAOASM
  • Ron Torrence, DO, FAOASM

Be sure to register for the virtual conference today to be apart of this highly recommended and well-participated session!

AOASM Fellowship Fair 
Saturday, May 1 

Calling all Students and Residenbts! Interested in a Sports Medicine Fellowship? Ever wanted the opportunity to have a one on one discussion with a Fellowship Director or faculty member? The AOASM will be hosting a virtual fellowship fair Saturday May 1st, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST. Connect with faculty to ask further questions about their programs. This is an event you do not want to miss, so mark your calendars to connect during this interactive session located on the Gather.Town platform! Once registered for the virtual conference, more details are forthcoming and we will see you there!

Fellowship Directors
Calling all Fellowships! We will be hosting our annual fellowship fair Saturday May 1st, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST. This is a great opportunity to interact with residents and students who are very interested in your Sports Medicine Fellowship program. The residents and students will have the opportunity to virtually come to your booth via the Gather.Town platform to ask further questions about your program. To register we ask that you pay a nominal registration fee of $15 to help support/sponsor the event. Click here to register today, but no later than April 18, 2021. Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing your program at the AOASM 2021 Fellowship Fair!

The following programs will be in attendance:
  • Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • HCA Healthcare LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery/VCOM Program
  • LECOM HEALTH Sports Medicine/Millcreek
  • LSUHSC Ochsner University Hospital and Clinics Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Rochester Regional Sports Medicine
  • TIGMER Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • UPMC Harrisburg Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
  • VCOM-Auburn Sports Medicine Fellowship
For More Information and Assistance 
If you have additional questions, please contact the AOASM National Office via email: [email protected]