The CASEM Committees are continually evolving to meet the needs of its members and the active Canadians that it serves.
Currently, the committees include the following:
· Athletes with a Disability · Publications Committee
· Annual Symposium · Research
· Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine · Selection to Game
· Credentials (Diploma) · Sport Safety
· Communications/ Marketing/ Membership Committee · Team Physician Committee
· Fellowship Committee · Team Physician Development Committee
· Official Languages · Women's Issues in Sport Medicine (WIISM)
· Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine · Interest Groups
· Timely Topics
Athletes with a Disability
This committee was founded in 2007 by Dr. Doug Dittmer in preparaton for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The goal of this committee is to encourage and promote specialized care to athletes with a disability.
To support and encourage competition in athletes with a disability; to discuss the progress and training of the athletes
To prepare position statements about risks of this specific group of athletes
To contribute actively to the planning committee to ensure contents relating to the athletes are represented
To be collaborate with the Olympic and Paralympic Committee about the health and safety of the athletes with a handicap in sport
Dr. Russel O'Connor (Chair), Committee Members: Jamie Kissick, Nancy Dudek, Manon Cote, Todd Bentley, Warren Thirsk, Lynne MacKean, Heather Finlayson, Jon Halperin
Annual Symposium Committee
The Annual Symposium Committee was formed in 1997 and consists of representatives from the past, present and future Annual Symposium Organizing Committees, the Research Committee. The objectives of this committee include:
Maintaining a high standard of education and continuity of educational initiatives at Annual Symposiums to meet the needs of members
Providing continuity between meetings, both on educational content and overall emphasis (i.e. recreation, education, topics for different medical practices, research/review, local information, etc.)
Learning from the experience of previous meeting organizers
Reviewing the educational content of the Annual Symposium in a year long systematic review of the CASEM Selected Readings in Sport Medicine
Dr. Alan Vernec (Chair), Committee Members: Victor Lun ( Research), Jean Doré (2007), Preston Wiley (2008 and 2009), Tatiana Jevremovic (2010), Ean Parsons (2011), Julia Alleyne (2012)
CASEM Conference 2011: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John's NL, July 14-16, 2011
CASEM Conference 2012: Delta Hotel Grand Okanagan, Kelowna BC, June 20-23, 2012
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
The official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, is an international refereed journal published for clinicians with a primary interest in Sports Medicine practice. The journal publishes original research and reviews covering diagnostics, therapeutics and rehabilitation in health and physically challenged individuals of all ages and levels of sport and exercise participation. The first issue of the quarterly publication was distributed in 1991. The Journal is published by Lippencott Williams and Wilkins (LWW).
The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine is sent to all members of:
The Credentials Committee is responsible for the ongoing development and the administration of the examination for the Diploma in Sport Medicine. First administered in 1989, the examination is a multi-stage OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation) process. The Diploma in Sport Medicine is awarded to those who successfully complete the exam and serves to identify to the public and the profession those with particular skills and special expertise in the area of Sport Medicine.
Dr. Janice Harvey (Chair), Committee Members: Ian Shrier, MD (Past Chair), Preston Wiley (Chief Examiner), Bryan Barootes MD, Andrew Marshall, MD, FRCS (C); Diane Lambert MD: Deidre McLean, MD, FRCS; Robert Brock MD, FRCS (C); Anita Pozgay; Terry Defreitas; Janice Harvey CCFP, Kent Pottle MD
Communications/ Marketing/ Membership Committee
The Communications/Marketing Committee is responsible to oversee all modes of communication within CASEM as well as the solicitation of sponsorship for both the annual meeting and CASEM corporately.
Terms of Reference: Communications, Member Services and Marketing Committee
To develop and deliver communications strategies both within CASEM and to target audiences outside of the organization. To market CASEM and its activities to members and key audiences outside of CASEM. To ensure the highest level of membership services and satisfaction with the services
1) Improve quality and effectiveness of communications between members, committees, other medical community members, sporting community and media/general public.
2) Be regarded at the “go to” source of credible information in sports medicine by membership, professional associations, sports community and media/public.
3) Retain and expand membership by demonstrating and enhancing member services.
4) To foster relationships with existing sponsors and expand agreements with existing and new sponsors to allow CASEM to grow in areas of member services and financial stability for the organization as a whole.
Committee Structure and Terms
The Chair is a 4 year renewable term and the selection must be approved by the CASEM Board of Directors. The qualifications of the Chair include; a CASEM Diploma of Sport Medicine and ideally should be knowledgeable in the area of communications and marketing.
There should be at least six and no more than ten Committee members who commit to a minimum three year period with the option of a one term renewal. The committee members should include composite expertise and experience in the following areas: communications and marketing and reflect the diversity of members in CASEM.
Communication and Accountability
The Chair of the committee will liaison directly with the board member in charge of Communications with reports and communication prior to each CASEM Board meeting and through the year as required.
The committee will meet for one face to face yearly meeting and one conference call if required. All other work will be done by correspondence. Application to the Treasurer of the Board can be facilitated for additional funding if required.
Dr. Andrew Marshall (Chair), Committee Members: Dr.Bruce Davidson, Dawn Haworth, Marie-Josée Klett, Margaret Burghardt
The Fellowship Committee comprises of Fellowship Directors of sport medicine fellowships/PGY3s from across Canada.
Dr. Wade C. Elliott (Chair)
For a complete list of current Fellowship Directors, click here
Sport Medicine Fellowship Core Competencies
This document is based on the 2009-2010 Fellowship Director's Committee work of the CASEM. This document included a literature search of sport medicine programs, consultation with Dr. Mark Batt from the British Sport Medicine Training program, committee discussion and a ranking survey of current core competency values and teaching implementation. This document was reviewed by the full CASEM Fellowship Director's committee on June 9, 2010.
Click here to download list of Core Competencies
Official Languages Committee
The Official Languages Committee was established in 1994-95 to ensure that members are being serviced in the official language of their choice. After receiving feedback from our membership, the committee has decided to disband and reconvene on an ad hoc basis as needed.
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Pediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee
Established in 2003, the mandate of this committee is to promote expert health care for growing athletes.The committee prepares position papers relating to paediatric issues in sport medicine and actively assists the conference planning committee to ensure paediatric content at CASEM annual meetings.
Dr. Merrilee Zetaruk / Dr. Erika Persson (Co-Chairs) - Committee Members: John Philpott (Past-Chair), Laura Purcell, Kristin Houghton (working group), Anthony Luke (working group), Claire Leblanc, Michelle McTimoney, Laura Cruz (Board Liaison), Bob Lee, Devin Peterson, Bill Mackie, Elaine Joughin, Iris Marshall
The publications Committee provides a formal platform for CASEM documents to be reviewed and prepared for publication. Documents include: position papers, discussion papers, website publications, etc. The publications committee will also review and categorize existing position papers according to approved criteria.
Dr. Margaret Burghardt (Chair) - Committee Members: Pierre Frémont, Kent Pottle
The CASEM Research Committee, established in 1986, includes six members from across Canada and of different medical specialties. Its mandate includes the development of a systematic, comprehensive program of sport medicine research and research education in Canada.
Dr. Michael Koehle (Chair), Committee Members: Victor Lun (Past Chair), Anthony Luke, California / Sport Medicine, Jack Taunton, Brad Monteleone, British Columbra / Sport Medicine, Marni Wesner, Alberta / Sport Medicine, Ken Trihn, Ontario / Sport Medicine, Pierre Frémont, Québec / Sport Medicine
The Selection Committee reviews all medical team applications received from the CASEM members, including physician nominations from National Sport Organizations, to represent the CASEM at Major Games. These Games include the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth, Francophone, University and Canada Games. The Committee recommends the best qualified applicants taking into account expertise, comitment to Sport Medicine, the Diploma Exam in Sport Medicine and other needs from the Major Games. Also taken into account are gender and language representation.
In an effort to make the Games Selection Process more transparent, the CASEM Section Committee has recently explained the process by which applicants are ranked (including a new scoring grid). CASEM members should consider the scoring within the grid when completing their applications. Click here to read about the process.
Dr. Richard Goudie (Chair), members selected according to Games
Sport Safety Committee
Established in 1992, the Sport Safety Committee is involved with safety in sport and recreation at all levels in Canada. General objectives of the committee include analyzing current injury trends in both sport and recreation, promoting safety and injury prevention, and educating the public in issues of sport and recreation safety.
Dr. Sonja McVeigh (Chair), Committee Members: Jamie Kissick, Karen Johnston, Eileen Bridges, Laura Purcell, Brian Benson, Winne Meeuwisse, James Carson, Dory Boyer, Richard Goudie, Veronique Godbout.
Team Physician Committee
A group of physicians that will cooperate to develop the roles and responsibilities, ethical and sports policies, as well as the mentorship and educational needs of sports medicine physicians who function as team physicians:
· Mentorship for new team physicians
· Liaison- between the commiitte and stakeholders, other provider groups and other committees
· Education-development of and input in courses for team physicians
· Defining roles and responsibilities of the team physicians
· Encouragement of team physicians to be involved in all levels of sporting activities both as physicians and as organizers of medical care for events
Dr. Janet McKeown (Chair), Committee Members: Paul Watson (Past Chairt), Victor Lun, Terry DeFreitas, Tatiana Jevremovic, Susan Labrecque, Shelby Karpman, Roger Hobden, Richard Backus, Marni Wesner, James Maclachan, Jack Taunton, Eric Babins, Connie Lebrun, Bruce Davidson, Bernie Lalonde, Andrew Pipe, Winne Meeuwisse, Bob McCormack, Mike Wilkinson
Team Physician Development Committee
This committee is responsible the development of the FIMS/CASEM Team Physician Course and the CASEM Advanced Skills Course in Sport Medicine.
Dr. Connie Lebrun (Chair):
Commitee Members: Drs. Julia Alleyne (FIMS Education), Jack Taunton, Renata Frankovich, Terry DeFreitas, Bob Brock, Andrew Marshall (Coordinator FIMS TP Course), Tatiana Jevremovic (Coordinator Emergency Education), Gaetan Tardif (CPC Liaison), Bruce Davidson (Coordinator, CASEM Advanced Course), Louise Walker, Ed Pilat (Ex officio members: Robert Foxford (Emergency Medicine Coordinator for Advanced Course), Bob McCormack (COC Liaison).
Women's Issues in Sport Medicine (WIISM) Committee
The Women in Sport Medicine Committee was formed in 1986 and includes approximately eight CASEM members. The name change to Women's Issues in Sport Medicine was approved in 1995.
Dr. Manon Côté (Chair); members Julia Alleyne, Roger Hobden, Eileen Bridges, Connie Lebrun (ACSM Liason), Nina Gow, Margo Mountjoy, Jim Carson, Maureen Kennedy, Janice Harvey, Laura Cruz , Dr. Cathy Campbell (past-Chair)
The Board of Directors feels it is important to support and foster communication of ideas between CASEM members. In some cases, the common interests of members will lead to groups of individuals who will develop projects, generate ideas for future research, and make suggestions to the Annual Symposium Committee for future seminars and workshops at the CASEM Annual Symposium.
Performing Arts Medicine
Dr. Roger Hobden (Chair), Group Members: Anthony Luke, James Carson, Iris Marshall, Gloria Cohen, Marni Wesner, Laura Cruz, Merrilee Zetaruk, Ian Shrier
Dr. Debra Hammer (co-Chair), Dr. Ivy Cheng (co-Chair) Group Members: Dr. Karen Johnston (past Chair), Alan Vernec, Derek Mackesy, Valerie Hindle, Vincent Lacroix, Nancy Price, Laura Purcell, Mike Wilkinson, Chris Johnston, Stephen Gawron, Sarah Kim, Ivy Cheng, Joshua Olson, Michael Koehle, Jack Taunton, Richard Goudie, Karen Kausky, Karen Murtaugh, Sharisse Kyle, Liz Ariano