May 5, 2016 – TEMPE, AZ
Dr. Tortland was honored to deliver the Allan W. Jacobs Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM). He spoke on unique, but clinically significant and often overlooked aspects of hip anatomy and pathology. The Jacobs lecture is intended to focus on important or clinically relevant aspects of human anatomy to help physician diagnose and treat patients more effectively.
Allan Jacobs DO, PhD was an outstanding and beloved sports medicine physician and professor of anatomy at Michigan State University. He died suddenly at age 54, and the lecture series, which is given each year at the annual AOASM meeting, is named in his honor.
Dr. Tortland is a highly respected and sought after speaker and teacher at medical meetings around the country. He is a member of the AOASM and has been awarded the status of Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (FAOASM) in recognition of his level of sports medicine expertise.
The AOASM is the country’s leading professional sports medicine organization for Osteopathic Physicians. It is the oldest primary care based sports medicine specialty. It was formed in 1984 to fulfill the mission of a branch of the healing arts profession which utilizes a holistic, comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sport and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and disease processes. The founders, pioneers and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations that support sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for Osteopathic sports medicine physicians.
The purpose of the AOASM is to advance a mutually respectful relationship among dedicated, competent sports medicine specialists, and to provide a quality educational resource for AOASM members, allied health sports medicine professionals, and the general public.