is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK. This week he is attending the in Ottawa.
Edu-tainment is how we need engage audiences, according to , chair of the opening session of the CASEM-OMA 2015 meeting in Ottawa. And what a superb opening session. and introduced their five key sports medicine papers and debates of the last year. From a CMAJ perspective, it was great to hear Ian cite on arthroscopic surgery for degenerative tears of the meniscus as a key paper. He made a very important point that the outcome was the minimally important difference to patients. The authors had used the average but, looking at the minimally important difference distribution, this may not be entirely reflective, and some people may have had a benefit in the short term although, in the long term, there was no effect.
Concussion is a major issue and Pierre reminded us of a paper emphasising that concussion should include cervicovestibular evaluation ...continue reading