Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports

The Committee on the Medical Aspects of Sports provides support and expert knowledge to sports organizations in Connecticut.

At the forefront of this mission is the Committee’s involvement with schools and sports organizations on the implementation of Connecticut Public Act 10-62 – An Act Concerning Student Athletes and Concussions.

The Committee also helped to establish Connecticut’s rules regarding heat exhaustion and general pre-season practices. The Committee supports the recommendations of the Korey Stringer Institute to help protect young student-athletes.

In addition, the Committee continues to advocate for the establishment of an Injury Surveillance Program in high schools across Connecticut. The program will help identify potential risks and concerns, and data will be used to help guide policies and rules for healthy, safe sports participation for Connecticut student-athletes.

The Injury Surveillance Program is a joint effort of CSMS, the CT Chapter of American Academy of Family Practice, and CT Children’s Medical Center/UConn School of Medicine, the CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH), the Connecticut Department of Education (CT DEd), the Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA),

In the fall of 2013, the program began with 20+ public and private high schools, and it is hoped that ultimately all schools will be part of the program.

Committee Chair

Stephanie L. Arlis-Mayor, MD

Committee Members

Richard A. Bernstein, MD

Christopher Betz, DO

Alisa H. Darling, MD

Amit Lahav, MD

Michael A. Lee, MD

Rowland B. Mayor, MD

Michael J. Medvecky, MD

Carl Nissen, MD

Adam Perrin, MD

Kristan A. Pierz, MD

Michael R. Redler, MD

Michael F. Saffir, MD

Daniel M. Veltri, MD

Sonja Vindheim, MD

David H. Wang, MD

Thomas G. Ward, MD

Robert S. Waskowitz, MD

Daniel E. Weiland, MD

Not more than 25 members

CSMS Staff Liaison

Michelle Ferguson

Updated July 2019




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