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Western States Health and Athletics Conference

The 2024 Western States Health and Athletics Annual Conference in Auburn, CA will provide participants with education to safely run and race ultramarathons.  Additionally, participants will gain insight for planning and conducting ultramarathon races, as well as potential effects of ultrarunning on long term health based on existing evidence and expert opinion from leaders in this field. Attendees will actively participate in didactics, panel discussion and hands-on training to evaluate and treat many common medical concerns that occur during ultramarathons. They will gain an understanding of the overall preparation and planning needed to safely produce an ultramarathon that often combines some of the challenges of wilderness and remote medicine with the unique concerns of endurance event medicine. Furthermore, they will understand some of the cutting edge research in this field.

FRIDAY, MAY 24th, 2024

8AM to 4PM PDT

Location: Holiday Inn Auburn, 120 Grass Valley Highway • Auburn, CA 95603
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CME and non-CME registration options available at ultrasignup

8 AMIntro and Welcome 
8:15Is  Endurance Running HealthyNick Tiller
8:45Pre-race/race day and post race nutritional advice for runnersDana Lis
9:15Footwear for the Master’s AthleteKari Rezac
10  Break 
10:15Race Day Medical ConsiderationJohn Anderson
10:45The Aravaipa experienceMark Ewing
11:15Race Day Medical PotpourriMultiple speakers
12-1Lunch (provided at hotel) 
1 PMOverview of FASTREmily Kraus
1:20Finishing Is Winning: A Statistical Evaluation of Western States 100 Ultrarunners Over Age 65Ken Ward
1:40History of Research and Medical Care at WS100Andy Pasternak
2 PMBreak 
2:15Workshops- Choose between Wilderness Medical Workshop or Footcare 
3:30Perspectives from the older athleteDr. Marily Oppezzo, Charles Savage, Diana Fitzpatrick