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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

We are looking forward to once again hosting our Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding course this December in Beaver Creek, Colorado. This course 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, is a requirement for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool, and must be retaken once every four years.


MESS 2022

Course registration is closed for Saturday, December 10. Seats are still available for Sunday, December 11. A reminder that all new Medical Pool members must attend Friday, December 9 in addition to the Saturday or Sunday course. 


The deadline for course cancellation is November 9. 

Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer MESS Course

MESS this year will be combined with our Return to Performance summit. PT/AT MESS will take place on Thursday May 18, 2023 at the USANA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Friday May 19 will be our Return to Performance / Rehab Summit and Saturday May 20 will be our High Performance Summit. Registration options will include single day or all three days.

PT/AT MESS provides CME for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, is a requirement for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Medical Pool, and must be retaken once over 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.

Registration details will be available by mid March. Please continue to monitor this page for registration and schedule information.

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