Position Statements

The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine provides sport medicine information on a range of sport medicine topics.  The information contained in the following position papers is not intended to substitute for the advice of a physician and you are advised always to consult your doctor for specific information on personal health matters.

What is the process to submit a new document or position statement for review and publication by CASEM?

When a proposed topic has been decided upon, and lead author established, the Declaration of Intent to Submit a Publication Form should be submitted to CASEM head office at admin@casem-acmse.org. It is suggested that the form be submitted in the early or initial stages of the writing of the document, please consult the Instructions to Authors Document for guidelines.  This allows the Publications Committee to be aware of any  proposals that may be overlapping in content or intent, and also to provide assistance where needed.  The Publications Committee can potentially assist with recruiting collaborating authors etc.

CASEM Statements

***If you are a CASEM member and would like to write a position statement on a specific topic, please check out the Instruction to authors document for guidelines and complete the attached Declaration of Intent to Submit a Publication Form. ***

Joint CASEM Statements

Other Relative Statements

  • Concussion related statements :

1) OMA Sport Med Sport Related Concussions for Physicians – Handout  (2016)

2) CCC A Road map for Implementing Concussion Management Policies and Protocols in Sport  (April 2015)

3) CFPC Position Statement The Role of Family Physicians in the Management of Concussions. (2012)

4) Neurotrauma FoundationGuidelines for Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms: 2nd Edition (2013)

5) CMA Policy Head Injury and Sport (2011)

6) Zurich Concussion Agreement Statement  – CASEM acknowledges the 2012 Zurich Concussion Agreement statement as the most current statement on this topic and reinforces the authors’ statement “that the science of concussion is at early stages and therefore management and return to play decisions remain largely in the realm of clinical judgment on an individualized basis”.

7) Joint Statement on Coalition of Physical Punishment – CHEO and Coalition on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

The Memo summarize Canadian and international developments and research regarding physical punishment of children. This latest memo may also be read in the cumulative set of “Memos to Endorsers of the Joint Statement” PDF on the CHEO website at www.cheo.on.ca/en/physicalpunishment.

8) Sport Concussion Assessment Tool – SCAT3

This SCAT3 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) form is a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used for those 10 and older. The form was written and updated at the International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012.

Full Scat-3  click here         Child Scat-3  click here

9) Healthy Active Living: Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and AdolescentsCanadian Paediatric Society

The epidemic of childhood obesity is rising globally. Although the risk factors for obesity are multifactorial, many are related to lifestyle and may be amenable to intervention. These factors include sedentary time and non-exercise activity thermogenesis, as well as the frequency, intensity, amounts and types of physical activity. Front-line health care practitioners are ideally suited to monitor children, adolescents and their families’ physical activity levels, to evaluate lifestyle choices and to offer appropriate counselling. This statement presents guidelines for reducing sedentary time and for increasing the level of physical activity in the paediatric population. Developmentally appropriate physical activity recommendations for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children and adolescents are provided. Advocacy strategies for promoting healthy active living at the local, municipal, provincial/territorial and federal levels are included.

(NOTE: All position papers are reviewed by the appropriate committee every five years to ensure validity and appropriateness of document.)