We are pleased to announce the call for Abstracts for the 2017 Medicine of Cycling Conference, to be held August 18-20, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Our goal is to provide a forum where researchers and clinicians can disseminate research and clinical case studies. If you are a researcher or clinician and are interested in presenting original research or a case reports at our conference, we invite you to submit your original research papers now through April 15th, 2017.

We encourage abstract submissions in a variety of areas, however, all submissions must be relevant to cycling medicine.  Both quantitative (including data) and qualitative (program descriptions, educational interventions, etc) are acceptable, however previously published data will not be accepted.  Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for relevance and quality, and highly ranked abstracts will be invited to give a podium presentation (10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A).  Some abstracts may be invited to provide a poster presentation.  Research presentations are likely to occur on August 19th.


Original Research

Abstracts must be no longer than 450 words and should be structured as follows:


Author(s)* full names, degrees and affiliation. 

Context: Write a sentence or two summarizing the rationale for the study, providing a reason for the study question and/or uniqueness of study. Objective: State the precise objective(s) or question(s) addressed in the report, including a priori hypotheses if applicable. Design: Describe the overall study design of the project reported (e.g., randomized controlled trial, crossover trial, cohort or cross-sectional). Setting: Describe the environment in which the study was conducted to help readers understand the transferability of the findings, (e.g., patient clinic, research laboratory or field). Patients or Other Participants: Describe the underlying target population, selection procedures (e.g., population based sample, volunteer sample or convenience sample) and important aspects of the final subject pool (e.g., number, average age, weight, height and measures of variance, years of experience or gender). Interventions: Interventions are the independent variables in the study. Describe the essential pieces of the experimental methods, types of materials, measurements and instrumentation utilized, data analysis procedures and statistical tests employed. Main Outcome Measures: Clearly identify primary or critical dependent variables that support the primary objective(s) of the study. Indicate the statistical analysis employed to answer the primary research objective(s). Results: The main results of the study should be given: When appropriate, include descriptive data (e.g., proportions, means, rates, odds ratios or correlations), accompanying measures of dispersion (e.g., ranges, standard deviations or confidence intervals) and inferential statistical data. Results should be accompanied by the level of statistical significance (ie p-value). Conclusions: Summarize or emphasize the new and important findings of the study. The conclusion must be consistent with the study objectives and results as reported. If possible, relate implications of the findings to the medicine of cycling.

*Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to disclose funding sources and potential conflicts of interests.

Case Reports

Abstracts must be no longer than 600 words and should be structured as follows:


Author(s)* full names, degrees and affiliation. 

Background: Include the individual’s age, sex, sport discipline, pertinent aspects of their medical history, a brief history of their complaint and physical findings from the examination. Differential Diagnosis: Include all possible diagnoses suspected based on the history, mechanism of injury, and the initial clinical examination. Treatment: Include the physician’s evaluation and state the results of diagnostic imaging and laboratory results if performed. The final diagnosis of the injury or condition and subsequent treatment and clinical course followed should be clearly detailed. Relevant and unique details should be included, as well as the final outcome of the case. Uniqueness: Briefly describe the uniqueness of this case such as its mechanism, incidence rate, evaluate findings, rehabilitation, or predisposing factors. Conclusions: Include a concise summary of the case as reported and highlight the case’s importance to the medicine of cycling and provide the reader with a clinical learning opportunity. 

*Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to disclose funding sources and potential conflicts of interests.

Submission Information and Deadlines

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Medicine of Cycling at medofcycling @

Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 15th, 2017

Abstract Acceptance/Non-acceptance email notifications: May 15th, 2017


The following prizes will be awarded:

1 Best Student/Resident/Fellow Original Research Abstract Award: waived conference fee

1 Best Student/Resident/Fellow Case Report Award: waived conference fee

1 Best Professional Original Research or Case Report Abstract: waived conference fee

The waived conference fee is contingent upon presenting at the conference.

We look forward to your submissions!



Medicine of Cycling Research Task Force