2017 – 4th Congress

May 30, 2017 (preceding the ACSM annual meeting)

Denver, Colorado, USA

The 2017 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.

8:00 — 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 — 9:10 AMWelcome – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM
9:10 — 9:30 AMParticipation Trends in Ultra-Endurance Sports – B. Volker Scheer, MD
9:30 — 10:00 AMSodium: Good or Evil in Prolonged Exercise? – Kristin J. Stuempfle, PhD, FACSM
10:00 — 10:30 AMFueling for Optimal Ultra-Performance: From High Carb to Keto-Adaptation – Trent Stellingwerff, PhD, FACSM
10:30 — 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 — 11:15 AMRecovery from Ultra-Endurance Competition – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM
11:15 — 11:45 AMCan Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? – Thijs Eijsvogels, PhD
11:45 AM — 12:15 PMBiomechanical Considerations in Ultramarathon Running – Guillaume Millet, PhD
12:15 — 1:45 PMLunch (on your own) and Posters (authors to be at posters 12:15-12:45) – See published abstracts HERE
1:45 — 2:15 PMConsiderations in Pre-Participation Screening – Jeremy Joslin, MD
2:15 — 2:45 PMCommon Injuries in Ultra-Endurance Athletes – Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH, FACSM
2:45 — 3:15 PMBlister Prevention and Management – Brian Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM
3:15 — 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 — 4:00 PMExercise-Associated Muscle Cramping in Endurance Athletes – Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc (Med), MD, FACSM, FFIMS
4:00 — 4:30 PMPsychological Health and the Ultra-Endurance Athlete – John Onate, MD
4:30 — 4:55 PMCase Studies and Lessons Learned – Patrick Basset, MD (moderator); B. Volker Scheer, MD; Andy Pasternak, MD, MS
4:55 — 5:00 PMClosing Remarks – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM



hoffman-for-facultyMartin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM (Congress Program Director)

Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of California Davis

Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, VA Northern California Health Care System

Founding Member and Director or Research, Ultra-Endurance Sports Science & Medicine





patrick-bassetPatrick Basset, MD

President and Founding Member, Ultra Sports Science France







thijs-eijsvogelsThijs Eijsvogels, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Institute for Sports and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom and Department of Physiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands







jeremy-headshotJeremy Joslin, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University

Medical Director/Advisor, Jungle Marathon, Grand to Grand, Global Limits Ultras, Desert RATS, Keys 100, Everglades Ultra, Syracuse Ironman, and Empire State Marathon






morteza-headshotMorteza Khodaee, MD, MPH, FACSM

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine







brian-headshotBrian Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM

Clinical Professor, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine

Medical Director, 4 Deserts Ultramarthons and Seattle Rock-n-Roll Marathon






guillaume-headshotGuillaume Millet, PhD

Professor of Exercise Physiology, The University of Calgary







John Onate, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis







volker-scheerB. Volker Scheer, MD

Consultant in Sports Medicine, University of Paderborn

British Forces Germany, Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Paderborn, Germany

Founding Member and Director of Education, Ultra Sports Science Francen





martin-headshotMartin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc (Med), MD, FACSM, FFIMS

Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Director, Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Research

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Director, IOC Research Centre

Director, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence



trent-headshotTrent Stellingwerff, PhD, FACSM

Director of Innovation and Research, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia







kris-headshotKristin J. Stuempfle, PhD, FACSM

Associate Provost for Academic Assessment, Dean of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Professor in the Health Sciences Department, Gettysburg College