AOSSM and The Aircast Foundation Partner for New $150,000 Return to Play Grant

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The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in coordination with and support from The Aircast Foundation is proud to announce a new grant of up to $150,000 to support a clinical research project investigating return to play after musculoskeletal injury.

We are excited to provide this new grant on such an important topic for sports medicine professionals and athletes. We hope to receive collaborative, multi-center research proposals which will provide greater insights into return to play issues,” Matthew Provencher, MD, AOSSM’s Research Chair

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in coordination with and support from The Aircast Foundation is proud to announce a new grant of up to $150,000 to support a clinical research project investigating return to play after musculoskeletal injury.

“We are excited to provide this new grant on such an important topic for sports medicine professionals and athletes. We hope to receive collaborative, multi-center research proposals which will provide greater insights into return to play issues,” said Matthew Provencher, MD, Chair of AOSSM’s Research Committee.

Complete details for grant applications, including priorities, requirements, and components, are available at http://www.sportsmed.org/Research. Studies investigating concussion are not eligible for this grant opportunity.

Applications are due no later than November 15, 2017 at 8pm PST.

This grant will be awarded by February 2018. The start date of the funded project will be no earlier than March 1, 2018 with an end date no later than March 1, 2021. The actual project may take more than three years to complete and a no-cost extension can be requested.

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The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the premier global organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.

The Aircast Foundation is dedicated to promoting and supporting scientific and clinical research and education leading to prevention, healing and rehabilitation in Orthopaedics. Founded in 1996 by Glenn Johnson, pioneer of the Aircast, The Aircast Foundation focuses on optimizing function and improving medical outcomes with emphasis on research that exhibits creative and innovative solutions to complex medical problems.

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