President’s Message

Happy 2017!  I’d like to personally welcome Tennis Canada in joining us one of our new STMS partners.  We look forward to continued work and collaboration together.  I wanted to personally thank each and every one of you that attended, participated, contributed, spoke, and assisted in this amazing STMS World Congress. With very high levels of registration as well as a number of new, enthusiastic members, there are many wonderful things I expect to happen in the upcoming years.  I have gotten countless appreciative emails, and I will try to get back to each and every one of you personally.

Many of you have also inquired how to get involved in STMS. This organization has been built on the enthusiasm for tennis and the medical care, research, scientific aspects of each of its members.  It is a volunteer, not for profit (501 c3) organization that survives each year based on its valuable partnerships with federations, premier organizations related to tennis and also its dedicated members.

Please see the following ways to help continue to support and get involved with STMS:

  1. Any partnership with you (as an individual member and staying up to date with membership at www.tennismedicine.org, any organization or federation you feel can support or partner with STMS, we would love to align with (if they have the same goals).   Continued financial stability allows us to produce and expand opportunities to educate and disseminate this tennis medicine information.
  1. Don’t forget to spread the word about STMS to your colleagues personally, to help become tennis medicine experts.  Use twitter (@STMStennis) and FaceBook (STMS Society for Tennis Medicine and Science) to help encourage the education and dissemination of this valuable information you saw at the world congress (and in newsletters/journals)
  1. Prepare your work in tennis medicine from the world congress for publication for the Journal Medicine Science and Tennis (original research, review, or clinical methods) or volunteer to review manuscripts, contact the STMS editor in chief at michaeljgriesser@gmail.com
  1. Submit a simple clinical pearl, an abstract review, a conference report or update “In The News” for something exciting you have recently done in tennis medicine. You can contact the editor of the “Inside the STMS” newsletter, Stephan Esser (esserhealth@gmail.com) for your interest in the newsletter. (we are working on widely disseminating the content from the journal and newsletter throughout the world to increase its impact)
  1. Consider planning a local tennis medicine conference in conjunction with STMS in your area/community.

Please contact the following committees to offer your help throughout the year.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE Co-CHAIRS
KAREN JORDAN      KJORDAN@WTATENNIS.COM 

RICHARD GAYLE, MD     RGAYLEORTH@AOL.COM

SCIENTIFIC/RESEARCH COMMITTEE Chair
CAROLINE MARTIN, PHD 
CAROMARTIN@NUMERICABLE.FR

WEBSITE COMMITTEE Chair
PAUL CALDWELL, MD 
PCALDWELL50@HOTMAIL.COM

 

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE Chair
MELISSA BAUDO, DPT 
MELISSABAUDOPT@GMAIL.COM

TENNIS COMMITTEE (NON-MEDICAL) CHAIR:
MARK KOVACS, PHD
KOVACSMA@HOTMAIL.COM 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
TODD ELLENBECKER, DPT 
TELLENBECKER@ATPWORLDTOUR.COM
ELAINE BRADY, PT 
EBRADY@WTATENNIS.COM 

Lastly, we may be making some significant upgrades to the STMS website and would love your feedback on how to improve it to meet your needs.  Please send this feedback to our website chair, Paul Caldwell at PCALDWELL50@HOTMAIL.COM

Looking forward to an even better 2017!!

Respectfully,
Neeru Jayanthi
STMS President

 

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