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The 2014 Medicine of Cycling Conference

The Fifth Annual Medicine of Cycling Conference will be held at USA Cycling and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO August 22-24, 2014. The conference is presented by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and Medicine of Cycling in collaboration with USA Cycling.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course (limited to 20 participants) Medicine of Cycling Conference Medicine of Cycling Conference
Bike Fit Lecture Bike Fit (hands on portion)


The conference will begin Friday, August 22, with a Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course (MECC), and an evening welcome reception.  On Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th, we will have presentations, break-out sessions and panel discussions on topics such as: orthopedic injury, rehabilitation, performance enhancing drugs in cycling, concussion, nutrition, dermatology, cardiology, sports psychology, bike fit and more.  In addition to conference presentations, we will host a group ride on Saturday afternoon taking participants on a tour of the legendary Garden of the Gods.

Bike rentals are available at Criterium Bicycles (www.criterium.com). Please call Criterium Bicycles at 719 599 0149 to reserve a bike in advance.  We will also continue our annual tradition group dinner at Marigold Café and Bakery on Saturday evening.

Conference at The Olympic Training Center

MoC Conference at The Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  The accreditation for this activity is pending and will be updated closer to the time of the conference.

Below is the general outline of the event so you can start planning:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

USA Pro Challenge Stage 4 in Colorado Springs http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/city/colorado-springs

Friday, August 22, 2014

Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course, limited enrollment to 20 participants

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Full day of Bike Fit

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Medicine of Cycling Conference

Afternoon bike ride

Dinner at Marigold

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Conference in the morning, wrap up in time for participants to have time to drive to Denver for race finale.




Conference attendees can reserve rooms at  the nearby Hyatt House, using group code MECY to receive a special discounted rate of $79 per night for a single room. Please make your reservation before July 31st to receive the discounted rate by clicking the link below or calling 719-268-9990.




Anne Albers, MD, PhD, RVT, FACC, FASE, FAHA

Anne Albers MD "Dr. Albers is a cardiologist with OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio. She is a cardiovascular imaging specialist with focus on echocardiography, cardiac stress testing, and vascular studies. She maintains an active consultative cardiovascular practice; her clinical interests include cardiovascular disease management for women, cardiac issues for athletes, and heart disease in diabetes."

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."

Matthew Bitner, MD

Matthew Bitner MD "Dr. Bitner is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine. He has worked many international-caliber events and helps to plan and organize the medical staff at the US' largest races."

Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC

Steven Broglio PHD ATC "Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and NeuroSport Researcher at the University of Michigan. As Director of the Neurotrauma Research Laboratory, he has evaluated numerous clinical tests used in concussion assessment, injury biomechanics, and the acute and persistent effects of injury. Dr Broglio is currently chairing the upcoming Position Statement on concussion management from the National Athletic Trainers' Association."

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 the Primary Care Sports Medicine Team Physician at Columbia University."

Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS

Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS, Cycling Coach is has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years, cycling sports medicine 15 years and cycling and racing in the amature ranks his whole life. He has worked with teams including Garmin Cervello and Tibco and many Olympic and world class athletes as their PT, professional bike fitter and coach. He is located in San Jose California and is passionate about cycling efficiency and health.

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."

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.

Dan Guillemette Msc Bsc

Dan Guillemette Msc Bsc "Dan gained his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath in 2011 and commenced working with Sky Procycling later that year. He became the lead physiotherapist in 2012 and has been an integral member of the team’s success including the 2012 Olympic Games where Dan was the physiotherapist to the GB men's & women’s road cycling teams."

Aaron Goldberg, MD

Aaron Goldbergi MD "Dr. Goldberg is an Emergency Medicine Physician in Milwaukee WI. He is the director for Emergency Medicine resident education at St Lukes Medical Center. He is the team physician for IS Corp Cycling as well the My Wife Inc Cyclocross Team. His interests include management of acute injuries as well as cyclocross injuries."

Claudette Lajam, MD

Claudette Lajam MD "Claudette Lajam M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City and a volunteer physician for the Century Road Club Association and other New York City bicycling groups. 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."

Aaron Liddell, DMD, MD

Aaron Liddell, DMD, MD "Dr. Aaron Liddell is a member of numerous facial trauma panels covering trauma centers across the Front Range of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. He has a particular interest in jaw fracture patterns as they pertain to cycling. He grew up a competitive mountain bike racer, and in 1994 competed for the United States in the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships. He took a 15 year hiatus from the bike and attended both dental and medical school, and completed a residency with heavy emphasis in facial trauma and reconstruction."

Sean McCann, PhD

Sean McCann PHD "Dr. McCann is Senior Sports Psychologist with the US Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been with the USOC for over 20 years including 12 years as the head of the department. He has traveled with nine US Olympic Teams as a sports psychologist, working with athletes, teams and coaches in almost every Olympic sport."

Monique Ryan MS, RDN

Monique Ryan, MS, RD "Monique Ryan, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is the owner of Personal Nutrition Designs, LLC based in the Chicago area. She has over 25 years of sports nutrition experience working with competitive endurance athletes. She has consulted with several cycling teams including Team Type 1, the Saturn Cycling Team and the Volvo-Cannondale Mountain Bike Team. Monique was a member of the Performance Enhancement Teams for USA Triathlon and USA Cycling (Women's Road Team) leading up to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Monique is the author of "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes,3rd edition"

Inigo San Millan, PhD

Inigo San Millan PHD "San Millán is the Performance Lab Director at the University of Colorado Hospital. He has extensive experience training world-class athletes in a variety of sports, including rowing, track and field, basketball, and, most notably, cycling – he worked with a Tour de France winner and with 15 Grand Tour Podium riders."

Ben Serotta

Ben Serotta "Ben Serotta is one of the most iconic figures in the cycling industry, having founded Serotta Bicycles decades ago and is a pioneer the art and science of bicycle fitting."

John Tannyhill, MD, DDS

John Tannyhill, MD "John Tannyhill, MD, DDS is a Maxillofacial Surgeon in Centennial, CO. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has worked as a Team Surgeon for the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche for several years. Dr. Tannyhill has a particular interest in sports medicine and the management of traumatic facial injuries in the competitive athlete."

US Anti-Doping Agency

USADA "Following up on exceptional presentations at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 MoC conferences, representatives, researchers and scientists from the US Anti-Doping Agency will present on the latest in the fight for fair competition."

James F. Watkins, MD

James Watkins MD "James F. Watkins is a trauma surgeon at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a co-founder of the Medicine of Cycling and co-chair of the Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course (MECC)."


Jeffrey Kutcher, MD

Jeffrey Kutcher MD "Jeffrey Kutcher M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at The University of Michigan. He is the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, one of the few sports neurology programs in the country. Dr. Kutcher was recently named the Director of the new concussion management policy in the NBA, is the team neurologist for University of Michigan athletics, a consultant to the NHLPA, and leads the Sports Neurology section of the AAN."

Doug Bauer, MD

Doug Bauer MD "Dr. Bauer is a Professor in Residence at the University of California - San Francisco and is the Director of UCSF's Division of General Internal Medicine Research Program. He has a particular interest in osteoporosis in cyclists."

Jason Brayley, MD

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."

Peter Carroll, MD, MPH

Peter Carroll MD "Dr. Carroll is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at The University of California - San Francisco and the Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Distinguished Professor. He has authored or coauthored over 325 publications and is principal or co-investigator of several research grants, including the UCSF Prostate Cancer SPORE funded by the National Institutes of Health."

Don Gerber, PsyD

"Dr. Gerber is a doctor of psychology at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, specializing in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord and brain injuries."

Sonny Gill, MD

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."

Michael Giudici, MD

Michael Giudici MD "Dr. Giudici is a member of the Genesis Heart Institute and specializes in Electrophysiology. He is involved in the research and development of numerous devices and techniques in the electrophysiology field. He has published over 150 scientific papers and is been named as a Best Doctor in America. In 2007, he was one of 50 physicians in North America to be awarded fellowship by the Heart Rhythm Society."

Stephen Hess, Esq.

Stephen Hess ESQ "Mr. Hess is a sports and Olympic law expert with Sherman & Howard, LLC. He has represented dozens of Olympic athletes and hopefuls in disputes involving participation in Olympics and other actions involving National Governing Bodies of many sports. Mr. Hess also serves as the Chair of the Court of Arbitration for the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation."

Steve Johnson, PhD

Steve Johnson PHD "Mr. Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of USA Cycling. He holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, served as a professor at the University of Utah's Exercise and Sports Science Department and is a former director of the school’s Human Performance Research Lab. A former competitve cyclist himself, Mr. Johnson has won eight national championship titles."

Scott Nydam

Scott Nydam "Mr. Nydam is with team BMC and has impressive palmares including the Mountains Classification in the Tour of California and numerous other race victories."

Michael Ross, MD

Michael Ross MD "Dr. Ross is a sports medicine physician who has been the team physician for numerous professional cycling teams as well as the race doctor for the Philly Week series of races. He is currently runs the Performance Lab, a sports medicine and exercise testing facility in Philadelphia."