Medicine of Cycling Conference and Hands-on Bike Race EMT Medical Training Kicks off Friday

Posted on August 21, 2012 by mabramson

The 3rd annual Medicine of Cycling conference and Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course (MECC) kicks off this week! The education begins on Friday morning at the US Olympic Training Center for the sold-out MECC course chaired by Jamie Watkins, MD and Aaron Goldberg, MD. MECC features At the conclusion of MECC, we convene on downtown Colorado Springs, CO for the finish of the 5th stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Then it is back to US Olympic Training Center for an evening welcome reception hosted by USA Cycling's CEO, Steve Johnson, PhD.

Saturday morning marks the beginning of the Medicine of Cycling Conference Continuing Medical Education (CME) event chaired by Anna Abramson, MD; Mark Abramson and Jamie Watkins, MD. With presenters across a wide range of topics, the conference is a unique educational opportunity for medical practitioners with an interest on cycling. After Saturday's sessions, we take to the streets for a scenic and hilly ride through Colorado Springs' finest terrain including the iconic Garden of the Gods. Saturday evening brings us to another epic feast at the spectacular Marigold Cafe & Bakery, a French bistro run by chef Dominique Chavanon.

Sunday's conference sessions begin with a check-in with Mark Greve, MD, a team doc traveling with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  Sunday's sessions include lower extremities, nutrition, cardiovascular screening, integrative medicine, facial trauma, triathlon medicine and anti-doping.

Last-minute registration is still available on UCSF's Office of CME website: https://www.cme.ucsf.edu/cme/CourseDetail.aspx?coursenumber=MMJ13002

Comments are closed.