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Medical Emergencies in Skiing & Snowboarding [MESS]

The MESS course is hosted in December for physicians and in July for allied healthcare practitioners. For more information, please contact the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department.

 

Physician MESS Course

In 2004, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard inaugurated a physician’s Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding CME Course, which provides education and practical skill development for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool in acute injury triage and illness commonly seen when traveling with elite level teams. This annual course is designed specifically for volunteer staff of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool. The course provides CME for physicians/medical providers and is a requirement for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool (once every four years).

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For information, please get in touch with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department

Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist MESS Course

In 2015 U.S. Ski & Snowboard hosted the inaugural PT/AT MESS Course in Park City, Utah. This course is a derivation of the physician's course and delves more into specific functions of a Team AT/PT. Currently this course is planned as an activity in Park City, UT each summer. 

The course provides CME for athletic trainers and physical therapists and is a requirement for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool (once every four years). While required to join the medical pool, the AT/PT MESS course is open to all practitioners, regardless of setting, regardless of interest in joining the medical pool.

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AT/PT MESS occurred in July 2022. Please monitor this page for 2023 details.

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For information, please get in touch with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department.