CME Course Materials for 2014 Medicine of Cycling Bike Fit, Emergenices & Main Conference

Posted on August 22, 2014 by mabramson

Each course has its own special landing page for handouts and links to online evaluation surveys.  They are:

Call for Abstracts

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Alynn Kakuk

Medicine of Cycling is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for this year’s medical conference to be held September August 22-24, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.  If you are a researcher and are interesting in presenting at our conference, we invite you to submit your original research papers now through May 15th, 2014.

We encourage abstract proposals in a variety of areas, however, the abstract must be relevant to cycling medicine.  Both quantitative (including data) and qualitative (program descriptions, educational interventions, etc) are acceptable, but published data cannot be submitted.  Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for relevance and quality, and highly ranked abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation (limited to 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 23rd.


The following prizes will be awarded:

Best Abstract: 2014 waived conference fee

Best Student Abstract: 2014 waived conference fee, mentoring by Research Task Force member

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



Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words (excluding a single Table or Figure) and should address the following:

  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Significance to Cycling Medicine

Please include full author names, degrees and institutional affiliation if applicable.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to disclose potential conflicts of interests.



Abstract Submission Deadline:  May 15th, 2014

Abstract Acceptance/Non-acceptance email notifications: June 1st, 2014, if not sooner


Abstracts should be submitted via email to Alynn Kakuk, DPT at

Members of the Research Task Force will be involved in the selection process.


We look forward to your submissions!



Medicine of Cycling Research Task Force

Gloria Cohen, MD, to Present on “Sports Medicine for the Female Cyclist” at the 2013 Medicine of Cycling Conference

Posted on July 30, 2013 by jtaylor

Gloria Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen will discuss injuries and conditions unique to the female cyclist and the approach to treatment.  She will also provide an update on “The Female Athlete Triad” and the endocrinology of the female cyclist.


"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."

Follow Dr. Cohen at:

Anne Albers to Present on “Cardiovascular Screening” at the 2013 Medicine of Cycling Conference

Posted on July 29, 2013 by jtaylor

"Cardiovascular Screening; Issues for Cyclists- Juniors- Masters- Amateur -Professional"

AnneAlbersPre-participation cardiovascular screening is a key element for physicians and coaches who work with athletes.  The breakout session will review current guidelines for screening, discuss resources for management of cyclists with cardiovascular conditions, and offer case examples.  After the session the participant will be familiar with cardiovascular issues specific to cycling and options for the athlete.

Dr. Albers is a cardiologist with the OhioHealth Physician Group 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.

Follow Dr. Albers on Twitter @DrAnneAlbers

Monique Ryan, MS, RD, to Present on Topic of “Nutrition” at the 2013 Medicine of Cycling Conference

Posted on July 26, 2013 by jtaylor

"Shifting Cycling into Higher Gear with Food, Fluid, and Supplement Strategies"

TopMonique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN ics will include:  The components of optimal nutritional recovery; Fuel, fluid, and nutrient strategies on the bike; Recovery for stage racing; Recovery for the track cyclist- heats and finals; Weight to strength ratio-muscle building, Weight loss and disordered eating; Bone health in the male cyclist; Supplements for optimal health: Vitamin D and probiotics; and Nutritional ergogenic aids: caffeine, nitrates (beet root juice), beta-alanine.

Monique Ryan, MS, RD, 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 was the sports dietitian for Team Type 1 and has consulted with several cycling teams including 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, and was a regular contributor to VeloNews-The Journal of Competitive Cycling from 1991 to 2010. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

Hotter-N-Hell Hundred Science of Cycling Symposium Aug. 23, 2013 – Free!

Posted on July 9, 2013 by mabramson

Dr. Frank Wyatt is running a free "Science of Cycling" event at Midwestern State University in Witchita Falls, TX in conjunction with the Hotter-N-Hell Hundred ride. It looks to have some great faculty and topics. If you are in town for the HHH, be sure to check it out!

More information can be found at:

2013 Hotter-N-Hell Hundred
Science of Cycling
A Free Symposium

Friday, August 23, 2013
Session 1: 10am-12noon
Session 2: 1pm-3pm

Featured Speakers-Topics
Dr. Keith Williamson: “Dehydration, Hyponatremia and the Limits of Hydration
Dr. Jason Winchester: “Training Considerations for the Hamstrings: Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Dr. Lawrence Armstrong: “The Human Intestinal Microbiome: Heatstroke, Human Performance and Health”
Dr. Matt Ganio: “Quercetin: The Next Big Supplement?”
Dr. Frank B. Wyatt: “Heart Rate Analysis: Testing and Training”
Ms. Fernanda Winchester: “High Intensity Exercise & Diabetes: Alternative Means to Prevent Hypoglycemia”
Mr. Randy Canivel: “Beyond Chocolate Milk: Enhancing Recovery For “Cyclists”

Bicycling Magazine Article Features MOC’s Concussion Assessment Chart

Posted on June 21, 2013 by mabramson

Bicycling Magazine recently published Bruce Barcott's very well researched article about helmet standards, helmet design and concussion in cycling.  The article features an adaptation (used with permission) of the Medicine of Cycling Concussion Assessment Chart.  An excerpt from the article:

"Bicycle helmets do an outstanding job of keeping our skulls intact in a major crash. But they do almost nothing to prevent concussions and other significant brain injuries—and the very government agency created to protect us is part of the problem. The time has come to demand something safer."


You can read the full article on the Bicycle Magazine website at

UCSF Mini Medical School Medicine of Cycling Edition on UCTV July – September

Posted on June 18, 2013 by mabramson

Wow! The UCSF 2013 Mini Medical School Medicine of Cycling Edition will launch its web video series starting on July 28, 2013!

The schedule is as follows (subject to change based on UCTV production schedule):

Aches and Pains: When is it Time to See the Doctor?
Kristin Wingfield, MD
Date: 7/29/2013

Bike Fit: It’s All About the Bike
Curtis Cramblett, PT
Date: 8/5/2013

Dermatology: Taking Your Skin on the Road
Timothy Berger, MD
Date: 8/8/2013

What is it Like to Be a Professional Cyclist?
Daniel Holloway
Date: 8/12/2013

Psychology: It’s All About the Mind
Jim Taylor, PhD
Date: 8/15/2013

Training: Preparing to Race
Larry Nolan
Date: 8/19/2013

Nutrition: What Fuels Your Human Powered Vehicle?
Heather Schwartz, RD
Date: 8/22/2013

Metrics and Gadgets: How Do You Measure Up to the Pros?
Paul D. Abramson, MD
Date: 8/26/2013

Women and Cycling: Up Sides and Downsides of Title 9
Kristin Wingfield, MD
Date: 8/29/2013

Men in Cycling: New York Times Warns Men about Long Bike Rides, Are They Right?
Peter Carroll, MD
Date: 9/2/2013

Finish Line: Negotiating with your Brain - Concussion Identification, Response and Management
Eric Freitag, PsyD
Date: 9/5/2013

Medicine of Cycling Conference Designated 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits!

Posted on June 13, 2013 by mabramson

The UCSF CME Governing Board Accreditation Review Committee reviewed and approved the credit request for the 2013 Medicine of Cycling Conference scheduled to begin 9/20/2013 and end on 9/22/2013.

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

UCSF designates this activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

From the UCSF Committee:

The committee appreciates your efforts in preparing the credit request and noted compliant ratings of an identified gap in knowledge and competence or performance which impact patient health outcomes. All remaining key elements required by the ACCME for certification were rated compliant. We wish you great success with this year’s conference.

Fourth Annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference

Posted on February 6, 2013 by hwoodhull

The Fourth Annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference will be held on August 3rd, 2013 at Ithaca College’s Athletic & Events Building in Ithaca, NY. The Cayuga Lake Triathlon will take place the following day, Sunday, August 4th, for anyone interested in competing.

The conference this year will include presentations from 13 medical specialists including Sports Medicine Physicians, Orthopedists, an Athletic Trainer and many more.  Topics will include Triathlon Injuries and Mountaineering Medicine, Shortness of Breath in the Athlete, Bike Fit and more. Anyone is welcome to attend the conference. Medical professionals and coaches may earn 6 CME/CEU credits for attending.  We will also have three free lectures for race registrants and anyone not attending the conference, running from 10am - 11am that cover: The Value of VO2 max testing, Performance Benefits of Strength Training for Triathletes, and Fueling Your Tri – Nutrition for Before, During, and After the Race.

If you would like more information about the conference or you would like to register to attend, please visit: A discounted fee will be offered to all those who register before June 1st.