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.
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).
Physician MESS is hosted in December every year. Registration will open in the late Fall.
For information, please get in touch with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department
In 2015 U.S. Ski & Snowboard hosted the inaugural PT/AT MESS Course in Park City, Utah. This course is a spin-off of the physician's course and delves more into specific task and 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.
2022 AT/PT MESS will be on July 22 & 23 at the USANA Center of Excellence in Park City, UT. Registration will be available soon.
For information, please get in touch with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department.