The Truth About Cycling and Brain Injuries

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Courtney Barnes

Steve Broglio, Director of Research at Medicine of Cycling was interviewed by Bicycle Magazine about the potential of cycling related concussion leading to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Symptoms of CTE generally begin 8–10 years after experiencing repetitive mild traumatic brain injury.  In the early stages, CTE can cause decreased job performance, dizziness, and headaches. With […]

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Registration open for MOCC 2016

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Courtney Barnes

Registration is now open for the annual Medicine of Cycling Conference August 12 – 14, 2016 at the USA Cycling National Conference Center in Colorado Springs. We are pleased to announce fee reductions for this year. CME and CUE credits available. There is an exciting line up of speakers. UCSF is once again the CME […]

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Call For Abstracts for 2016 Medicine of Cycling Conference

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Courtney Barnes

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR 2016 MEDICINE OF CYCLING CONFERENCE We are pleased to announce the call for Abstracts for the 2016 Medicine of Cycling Conference, to be held August 12-14, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Our goal is to provide a forum where researchers and clinicians can disseminate research and clinical case studies. If you […]

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Articles on Road Rash and Head Injuries from MOCC 2015 Participant, Paul Engler RN

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Courtney Barnes

One of our very own MOCC 2015 participants, Paul Engler, RN has recently had two articles published in Performance Conditioning: Cycling’s newsletters. You can read them here: Head Injuries from Medicine of Cycling Conference Dealing with Road Rash from Medicine of Cycling Conference Please share with your cycling community!

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Medicine of Cycling seeks to improve the quality of care for cycling athletes.

Cycling sometimes feels like NASCAR, but without the roll cage. Racers crash at 40 mph wearing just a helmet and some Lycra. The care they get is highly variable, depending on their insurance coverage, location, and who they know. We are working towards something better.

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2015 FACULTY & SPEAKERS

2015 Medicine of Cycling CME Conference Faculty are listed on the Faculty page.

2014 FACULTY & SPEAKERS

2014 Medicine of Cycling CME Conference Faculty are listed on the Faculty page.

2013 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Alan Farrell
Head of Medicine, Team Sky Pro Cycling

Dr. Alan Farrell "Dr. Farrell worked in both anesthesia and general practice before completing a post graduate education in sports medicine. With a background in both athletics and football, he joined Team Sky at the beginning of the 2012 season and is now Head of Medicine at Team Sky Professional Cycling team. In the last two years, the team has enjoyed unprecedented success in becoming the UCI number one ranked world tour team including overall victory at the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Tour de France as well as numerous stage race victories. Dr. Farrell is a keen cyclist and endurance enthusiast and lives in Co. Kildare, Ireland."

Timothy Berger, MD

Timothy Berger MD "Dr. Berger is currently a Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UCSF as well as the Executive Vice-Chair, Chief of Clinics, the Endowed Chair in Dermatology Medical Student Education, former Residency Program Director (1995-2007) and former Associate Residency Program Director (2007-2011). He has been with UCSF since 1984 and has received numerous teaching awards. In 2011, he received an American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation."

Gloria Cohen, MD

Gloria Cohen MD "Gloria Cohen, MD, FACSM, Dip Sport Med (CASEM) is the former Team Physician for the Canadian National and Olympic Cycling Teams. She is affiliated with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich, CT and is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Team Physician at Columbia University."

Matthew Fedoruk, PHD

Matthew Fedoruk PHD "Dr. Matthew Fedoruk recently joined USADA as Science Director, and is responsible for providing scientific expertise to drive USADA’s science, testing, results management and supplement areas. He holds a Ph.D. in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of British Columbia, and has worked previously with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and CCES, Canada’s anti-doping agency."

Happy Freedman

Happy Freedman Happy Freedman is a bike fitter and cycling coach with over 30 years experience, including the Columbia University D1 Cycling Team. For over 10 years, Mr. Freedman has been on staff at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, currently in the Department of Rehabilitation’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Lab, where he works in close cooperation with physical therapists and investigators in the motion lab. This is his fourth year of teaching at MOCC.

Claudette Lajam, MD

Claudette Lajam MD "Claudette Lajam M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and a volunteer physician with the New York Cycle Club. Dr. Lajam was part of the CURE Medical Relief team for the Haitian earthquake in 2010. This past March, she organized the NYU Maximizing Cycling Performance Symposium to help boost health education of NY cyclists."

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Claudette Lajam, MD

"Claudette Lajam M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and a volunteer physician with the New York Cycle Club. Dr. Lajam was part of the CURE Medical Relief team for the Haitian earthquake in 2010. This past March, she organized the NYU Maximizing Cycling Performance Symposium to help boost health education of NY cyclsts."

Sonny Gill, MD

"Sonny Gill M.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University and an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a special interest in cyclists with spine injuries. He has also worked extensively with US Ski & Snowboard as a team physician. Dr. Gill will be discussing causes of back and neck pain in professional and recreational cyclists."

JASON BRAYLEY, MD

"Jason Brayley M.D. is a Sports Medicine physician at MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Washington state and team physician for Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GearGrinder. Dr. Brayley has a special interest in concussion evaluation and post-concussion care."
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