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Salt Lake City, Andre Agassi and Irene Davis: BJSM's letter from the Americas…
  1. Karim M Khan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karim M Khan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada; karim.khan{at}

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February 1st already—can you believe it? Just 2–3 months until American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's (AMSSM) 20th annual meeting—Salt Lake City, 30 April–4 May, 2011. This meeting is now famous for its collegial spirit, the sense of ‘community’ for sports physicians. AMSSM welcomes newcomers, and the family atmosphere is wonderful for partners.

The meeting focuses squarely on primary care sports medicine—see the conference programme on the BJSM Blog ( Slide in for the schussing (cover image), and go home with new friends, new clinical tools, and new ideas for practice management. If you are on the job market, I can assure you this is the hub of fellowship wheeling and dealing.

The programme is the best ever—really exciting. Critical themes—ACL, osteoarthritis in sport, gait analysis and retraining, sports medicine imaging and the role of neuropsych testing in concussion management—are covered by luminary speakers. Irene Davis, Elizabeth Arendt and Fran O'Connor are just the tip of an iceberg of faculty wisdom.

Innovations such as practice pearls …

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