2018 American College of Sports Medicine Congress

Hyatt Regency & Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 29, 2018

Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, Dr. Richard Ma and Mr. Christian Victoria, board members of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, SPRINZ/AUT Research Associates, and members of the Rugby Codes Research Group will be presenting for the fourth-year topics relevant to the growth of rugby in the Americas.

We will be discussing our Hospital for Special Surgery’s, AUT/SPRINZ rugby-codes on-going project, on the USA North American Rugby-7s RISERugby injury surveillance project and its injury preventive-potential injury data.

Over 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Lopez, Ma, Victoria et al have presented consecutively for four years in a row at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. In the beautiful cities of San Diego, Boston, Denver, and now Minneapolis USA.

In 2018 the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group will be presenting on Rugby-7s injuries in U.S. Non-time-loss injuries in our population.  Dr. Lopez will also be keynote-presenting a case study on a Rugby-7s injury, which will be on an Ankle Injury.

  1. Profile of Non-time-loss Conditions/Injuries in U.S. Men’s Rugby-7s Players.
  2. Medical Attention Injury Rates in U.S. Women Rugby-7s Players by Positions.
  3. Ankle Injury – Rugby Union (7-players-a-side). ACSM CLINICAL CASE STUDY
  4. Evidence-Based Injury Trends in a Growing U.S. Amateur Collision Sport: The North American RISERugby Registry and Rugby-7s. ACSM CLINICAL TUTORIAL LECTURE.



At ACSM’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain, you’ll find sessions covering virtually every aspect of sports medicine, exercise science and the benefits of physical activity. Internationally recognized as the place to hear leading experts and learn about the latest research, this conference brings science and practice together. More than 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe make the ACSM Annual Meeting their priority conference. You’ll learn, network, engage and catch up with others who are as passionate about exercise science and sports medicine as you are!

ACSM’s organization is a worldwide membership association (like the college of surgeons) of more than 50,000 professionals in the sports medicine and exercise science fields. ACSM doesn’t have a campus or student body, and you can‘t get a degree from ACSM. Rather, the organization is a college in the sense that the members and certified professionals are a community of professionals who share a common purpose – the purpose of advancing health through science, education and medicine.

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