1st Annual

Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports

June 24 and 25, 2014 (Tuesday and Wednesday of race week)

Squaw Valley, USA


Program Schedule:

The 2014 conference included the presentations listed below.  Presentation material has been made available by most speakers – just click on the presentation title to access.  Please acknowledge the source if any of the material is used to support other presentations.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7:00 — 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast (provided)
8:00 — 8:15 AM Welcome and Historical Background on the WSER Research Program — Hoffman
8:15 — 9:15 AM Cardiac Function in Ultramarathoners — Oxborough
9:15 — 10:00 AM Neuromuscular Fatigue: Lessons from Extreme Sport — Millet
10:00 — 10:15 AM Break
10:15 — 11:15 AM Effects of Ultra-Endurance Exercise and Carbohydrate Restriction on Membrane Fatty Acids, Inflammation, and Insulin Sensitivity — Phinney
11:15 — 11:45 AM Gastrointestinal Distress in Ultramarathoners — Stuempfle
11:45 AM — 12:15 PM Sodium Supplementation, Drinking Strategies and Weight Change in a 100-Mile Ultramarathon — Hoffman
12:15 — 1:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:15 — 2:15 PM Barefoot/Minimalist Shoe Running and Foot Strike Pattern — Kirby
2:15 — 3:00 PM Sacrificing Economy to Improve Running Performance: A Reality in the Ultramarathon? — Millet
3:00 — 3:15 PM Break
3:15 — 4:15 PM Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia — Hew-Butler
4:15 — 5:15 PM Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Kidney Injury — Weiss
7:30 — 9:30 PM Welcome Reception (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

7:00 — 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided)
8:00 — 8:45 AM Injury Pattern in 100-Mile Ultramarathoners — Khodaee
8:45 — 9:15 AM Medical Needs at Ultra-Endurance Footraces: Setting the Stage — Hoffman
9:15 — 10:15 AM Key Medical Issues at Ultra-Endurance Footraces — Krabak
10:15 — 10:30 AM Break
10:30 — 11:15 AM Medical Needs at Ultra-Endurance Footraces: Race Director’s Perspective — Thornley
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM Medical Needs at Ultra-Endurance Footraces: Medical Director’s Perspective — Pasternak
12:15 — 1:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:15 — 2:00 PM Medical Needs at Ultra-Endurance Footraces: Special Considerations — Hoffman
2:00 — 2:45 PM Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers — Panel
2:45 — 3:00 PM Break
3:00 — 5:00 PM Case Studies and Lessons Learned — Panel
5:00 — 5:15 PM Closing Remarks — Hoffman



Marty Hoffman, MD (Conference Program Director)
Professor of PM&R, University of California Davis
Director of Research, Western States Endurance Run

Bob Hartmann, MD
Amador County Public Health Officer
Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis

Tamara Hew-Butler, DPM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Oakland University

Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Leadville 100 Race Series

Kevin Kirby, DPM, MS
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biomechanics, California School of Podiatric Medicine

Brian Krabak, MD, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine
Medical Director RacingThePlanet 4 Deserts Ultramarthons

Guillaume Millet, PhD
Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Calgary

David Oxborough, PhD
Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology, Liverpool John Moores University

Andy Pasternak, MD, MS
Silver Sage Sport Performance/ Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical Director, Tahoe Rim Endurance Races

Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California Davis

Kristin Stuempfle, PhD
Professor, Health Sciences Department, Gettysburg College

Craig Thornley, MS
Race Director, Western States Endurance Run

Brandee Waite, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of PM&R, University of California Davis

Robert H. Weiss, MD
Professor, Nephrology, University of California Davis
Medical Director, Western States Endurance Run

Presented in collaboration with the Wilderness Medical Society