August 18, 2016

NYSHSI and ACSM Innovation Think Tank Regenerative Medicine and Youth Sports: Current Status and Future Directions for Research and Clinical Practice

The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and Sanford Health hosted an innovative think tank in regards to regenerative medicine in youth sports. The think tank session was held August 18, 2016, preceding the 2nd Annual Vail Scientific Summit hosted by the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and led by think tank co-chairs, Drs. Johnny Huard and Michael Coleman. The day after the close of the think, a few designated faculty participated in a two-hour panel segment on regenerative medicine at the scientific summit.

Key objectives of the think tank include:

  • Detailing different types of youth sports-related injuries, along with contributing medical therapies with function-related outcomes;
  • Creating a proposed outline and structure-specific clinical recommendations based on specific anatomic regions of injury, age of the populations, scientific findings and FDA regulations;
  • Incorporating the findings, conclusions and recommendations into a consensus paper to be published.

NYSHSI will incorporate our findings, conclusions, and recommendations into several deliverables for youth sports stakeholders (parents, athletes, coaches/administrators including tournament directors, general public, sport governing bodies and organizations, sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and applied research scientists).