Affiliated Groups

American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM LogoACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

AMSSM LogoThe American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The Founders, most recognized and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations which supported sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians.AMSSM provides a forum to foster professional relationships among sports medicine physicians to advance the discipline of sports medicine through education, research, advocacy and excellence in patient care.

Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

MHAUSThe mission of MHAUS is to promote optimum care and scientific understanding of MH and related disorders.MHAUS has four primary goals:1. Educate the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals so that MH is rapidly recognized and properly treated by persons in all of the medical disciplines.2. Advise and prepare all medical facilities in the United States for prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment of an MH episode.

3. Help MH-susceptible patients and their families learn to live with MH susceptibility and share with them the experience and knowledge which has accumulated about MH.

4. Encourage and support research in MH, especially a highly accurate noninvasive diagnostic test.

Thanks to the efforts of MHAUS and similar organizations around the world, the mortality rate has been markedly reduced. Also, these efforts have helped to identify forms of MH that were not previously recognized by the medical community. MHAUS continues to help advance this field.


MHAUS maintains a 24-hour hotline for individuals dealing with a malignant hyperthermia emergency. Healthcare providers can reach an MH expert by calling 1-800-644-9737 and receive guidance for patient care.

International Institute for Race Medicine

IIRMThe International Institute for Race Medicine has the mission to:Promote the health and safety of participants in road race endurance events through research, communication, education, and the development of medical standards that can be utilized by all involved.Advance the safety of running/endurance events through education of medical professionals, emergency management agencies, hospitals, event administrators, public safety agencies, and other professionals providing medical care at road races.

Encourage the sharing of information as it pertains to all medical aspects of running and endurance events.

Promote research and improvements in clinical care for participants in road races and mass participation running events.

Develop collaborative relationships with public safety groups.

Establish reliable logistical matrixes that can be followed by events of all sizes.

Provide event safety recommendations to event medical teams and race administrators.

Establish liaisons to various groups, corporations and organizations that will help promote our mission.

Advocates for Injured Athletes

A4IAThe mission of Advocates for Injured Athletes is to promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to help keep athletes safe. We want to help bring a certified athletic trainer to every high school campus in America. As we continue our work to help achieve that goal, our foundations team of certified athletic trainers are teaching student athletes to recognize and understand the possible signs and symptoms sports related injuries. We are raising awareness about the profession of athletic training and helping student athletes to be more aware of their own health and the health of their teammates.

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center

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The mission of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center is to improve the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of sport-related traumatic brain injuries through research, education, and clinical practice.