The Advanced Team Physician Course (ATPC) is a collaborative effort between the ACSM, AMSSM and AOSSM. The course is designed to provide up-to-date information on the evaluation and treatment of medical illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries occurring in competitive and recreational athletes. While the emphasis will be on athletes participating in team sports, many topics will be applicable to competitors in individual sports. The course format utilizes lectures, case presentations, debates on controversial topics, panel discussions, question/answer sessions and informal discussion with the faculty. Presenters are encouraged to rely on evidence-based medicine where available.