Medicine of Cycling Conference



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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MMJ15002
Activity Date(s): August 23-24, 2014
Location: USA Cycling
Colorado Springs, CO

By July 18
Physician $399
Non Physician/AHP $349
USA Cycling Coach $349
Trainee $199

After July 18
Physician $449
Non Physician/AHP $399
USA Cycling Coach $399
Trainee $225


Optional Workshops

S-1 Medical Emergencies in Cycling
August 22 from 8AM to 4PM -- $200

Limited 20 attendees

S-2 Bike Fit University and Hands-On Workshop
August 22-23 from 8AM to 4PM -- $499

S-3 Group Bicycle Ride
August 23 from 4PM -- No charge
Limited 75 attendees

S-4 Dinner Marigold Café
August 23 from 6PM to 9PM -- $40
Limited 85 attendees



One of the most important tools driving quality patient care and physician confidence is professional collaboration and medical research. Based on this simple premise, for five years the Medical Emergencies in Cycling and Medicine of Cycling courses continue to provide the top venue for health care professionals to collaborate and improve the care they provide to cycling athletes. Our expert faculty educate physicians and allied health professionals, help establish treatment norms and set standards of care for cycling athletes. The course targets the most relevant practice gaps to physicians' practice.

Topics include: injuries, primary care, cardiology, physiology, nutrition, dermatology, women athletes, orthopedics, pulmonology, and issues related to performance enhancing drugs. The general course is preceded by a hands-on trauma training activity – Medical Emergencies in Cycling. In addition, there is a concurrent industry-neutral two-day Bike Fit University and hands-on workshop geared towards medical professionals.

CME/CE Credit is available for the Medical Emergencies in Cycling pre-course, and the Medicine of Cycling Conference.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc., to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

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Course Outline:

Chairs: Aaron I. Goldberg, MD
James F. Watkins, MD

FRIDAY - AUGUST 22, 2014

7:15 am Registration

8:00 Welcome and Introduction
James F. Watkins, MD
Aaron I. Goldberg, MD

8:20 Airway Lecture
Aaron I. Goldberg, MD

8:55 Race Event Planning and Equipment Preparation
Mark Alberg

9:30 C-spine and Head Trauma
Will Dunn

10:05 Scene Management, EMS Integration, Transport
Steve Zuckerman
Myles Sibley

10:10 Acute Wound Management
James F. Watkins, MD

10:40 Break

11:00 Hands-on Rotating Stations
Participants will rotate through each station for 30 minutes.
1. Head and Neck
Will Dunn

2. Road Rash
Happy Freedman

3. Ortho Splinting
Steve Zuckerman, Myles Sibley,Mark Alberg

4. Airway/Thoracic
Aaron Goldberg, MD, Mark Greve, MD; and Sarah Holmes

5. Rider Down
James F. Watkins, MD and Loy Osburn

12:15 pm Lunch (Provided in tuition)

1:15 Resume Hands-On Stations

3:00 Wrap-up and adjourn

4:00 Group ride (Optional)

Chairs: Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS
Wade Hall, PT
FRIDAY – AUGUST 22, 2014

7:15 am Registration

7:50 Welcome and Introduction 

8:00 Anatomy of your Saddle Positioning: From Height to Type and Every Angle Between
James Hewitt

9:00 Anatomy of the Foot: Foot/pedal Interface and Resulting Problems

10:00 Break 

10:10 Anatomy of the Knee: Common Knee Pain Disorders and Position on the Bike
John Dennis

11:10 My Aching Neck: Fitting and Rehabilitation of Upper Quarter Cycling Dysfunctions
Michael Sylvester

12:10 pm Lunch (Interest groups to be announced for lunch discussion.)

1:30 Fit the bike to the body? Or the body to the bike? Accommodation vs Rehabilitation.
Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS
Wade Hall, PT

2:30 Fittin for a Health and Powerful Lumbosacral Spine: Red flags and Fitting Around a Sore Spot
Greg Robidoux, PT  

3:30 Adjourn

4:00 Group ride (Optional)


Bike fit Best Practices and Hands on Workshops
Facilitators: Jessica Greaux, DR, ART; Wade Hall, PT; and Paraic McGlynn

7:50 am Welcome and Introduction 

8:00 Bike Fit Workshop 1 – Contact Points Management – Seat, Hands, Feet

10:00 Break 

10:10 Bike Fit Workshop 2 – Managing the Biggest Pain Culprit in Cycling – The Tender Knee 

12:10 Lunch (Interest groups to be announced for lunch discussion.)

1:30 Bike Fit Workshop 3 – Technology Integration in Bike Fitting
Pressure Mapping, Saddle and Feet: GebioMized
Motion Capture: Retul Video
Fit Bikes / Equipment: Muve, Purley Custom, Fit Stem
Other: Power Trainers for Fitting: Surface EMG

4:00 Guided Small Group Cycling Analysis – Hands-on Facilitated Experience*

6:00 Adjourn

* The guided small group fits will require three volunteers. Interested attendees should bring pedals, shoes, and kit, if interested in volunteering.


Chairs: Anna K. Abramson, MD
Mark Abramson
James F. Watkins, MD

7:15 am Registration

Morning Session Moderator: Anna K. Abramson, MD

7:50 Welcome and Introduction

8:00 Concussion Revisited
Steven Broglio, PhD

9:00 Cardiac Screening and Care in the Adolescent and Masters Athletes
Anne Albers, MD

10:00 Break

10:10 Skin Health for Hardcore Outdoorsmen
Kieron Leslie, MD

11:10 Nutrition
Jackie Berning, PhD, RD

12:10 pm Lunch - interest groups announced for lunch discussion

Afternoon Session Moderator: Mark Abramson

1:30 Research Presentations

2:30 New Technologies for Sport Enthusiasts and their Providers
John Hill, MD

3:30 Adjourn

4:00 pm Group ride (optional)

7:00 Dinner at Marigold Cafe and Bakery (optional for an additional fee)


SUNDAY – AUGUST 24, 2014

7:30 am Registration

Morning Session Moderator: Anna Abramson, MD

8:00 Eliminating Lower Extremity Pain and Dysfunction
Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS

9:00 Chronic Cycling Injuries
Mark Greve, MD

10:00 Break

10:10 Cycling Physiology Demystified
Inigo San Milan, PhD

11:10 Devices in Cycling, an Update from Strava
Mateo Ortega

12:10 pm Break

12:20 USADA Update and Discussion
Matthew Fedoruk, PhD

1:20 Adjourn


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Anna Abramson, MD
Mark Abramson
James Watkins, MD

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Travel & Lodging:

Course Location
USA Cycling
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2215
(719) 434 4200

Hotel Information
Hyatt House
5805 Delmonico Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Hotel Rates: $79.00/night
Cut-off date: 7/31/14

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before August 11, 2014 will be refunded, less a $50 cancelation fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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