Conference Information

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.

Please Note: Registration to attend the LIVE Virtual CME Conference is only available between now and until Sunday, May 2 until 12:00 noon CST. If you’re planning to attend Sunday sessions, please be sure to register by 12:00 noon CST or sooner to guarantee a registration spot for the virtual conference. 

Reminder: If you register by April 9, 2021, you will receive the Early Bird pricing. (For conference registration fees, please scroll below.) 

Registration Fee Includes:
  • Attendee will receive a personalized link within 24-hours of the conference starting to participate in the Virtual Program throughout the 3-day program. (This link is unique to each participant.) 
  • Speaker slides and lecture recordings will be available for the remainder of 2021! (Pending the permission from each of our 2021 AOASM speakers.) 
  • Access to attend the Virtual Welcome Reception via ZOOM on Friday, April 30, 8 p.m. CT.
  • Attendees may earn up to 13.25 hours of Category 1-A CME credits (approval by the AOA is pending).

Conference Schedule: Time by Zone

AOASM 2021 Registration Fees

Conference registration cancellations will be accepted in writing only. 
There will be a $50 administrative fee for cancellation requests received by 5:00 pm Central Time on Friday, April 16, 2021. No refunds will be given for any requests received after Friday, April 16. All refunds will be processed no later than May 31, 2021. Walk-ins and replacements are always welcome. If you have any questions, please call the AOASM Office at 1-608-443-2477 or email [email protected].


Hot Topics in Sports Medicine
Don’t miss some of these great talks planned for this year’s virtual conference: 
  • COVID Cardiac Guidelines
  • Orthobiologics
  • Using Tech in the Clinic and Training Room
  • Posterior Trigger Point
  • Olympic Sports Medicine Coverage
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic: Sports Medicine and MLB 
  • Financial Planning for Doctors
  • Taking Care of the Pediatric Athlete
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mental Health in Athletes
  • Starting a New Practice
  • Telehealth
  • Athletes and the Arts
  • Billing and Coding
  • Sports Medicine Physician Wellness
2021 Schedule-At-A-Glance
Click here to view the three day educational program schedule and events for the 2021 Virtual Conference.

Don’t Miss the 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 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

Mind, Body, & Spirits - Virtual Conference Reception
Friday, April 30

6:00 p.m. PT | 7:00 p.m. MT | 8:00 p.m. CT | 9:00 p.m. ET

Grab your favorite beverage, raise your glasses and cheers to our AOASM family. Enjoy this Happy Hour time with your colleagues to unwind and connect! Join us for a group celebration to support and visit with each other. 

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. CST immediately following the educational sessions using the same registration link and meet some AOASM greats! (No additional registration is needed.) Each mentor will give a quick spiel with time for participant questions!  Be sure to register for the virtual conference - we’ll be Zooming with you soon!

AOASM Fellowship Fair 
Saturday, May 1 

Calling all Students and Residents! 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!

For More Information and Assistance 
If you have additional questions, please contact the AOASM National Office via email: [email protected]