2017 - 4th Annual 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 AM Registration
9:00 — 9:10 AM Welcome – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM
9:10 — 9:30 AM Participation Trends in Ultra-Endurance Sports – B. Volker Scheer, MD
9:30 — 10:00 AM Sodium: Good or Evil in Prolonged Exercise? – Kristin J. Stuempfle, PhD, FACSM
10:00 — 10:30 AM Fueling for Optimal Ultra-Performance: From High Carb to Keto-Adaptation – Trent Stellingwerff, PhD, FACSM
10:30 — 10:45 AM Break
10:45 — 11:15 AM Recovery from Ultra-Endurance Competition – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM
11:15 — 11:45 AM Can Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? – Thijs Eijsvogels, PhD
11:45 AM — 12:15 PM Biomechanical Considerations in Ultramarathon Running – Guillaume Millet, PhD
12:15 — 1:45 PM Lunch (on your own) and Posters (authors to be at posters 12:15-12:45) – See published abstracts HERE
1:45 — 2:15 PM Considerations in Pre-Participation Screening – Jeremy Joslin, MD
2:15 — 2:45 PM Common Injuries in Ultra-Endurance Athletes – Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH, FACSM
2:45 — 3:15 PM Blister Prevention and Management – Brian Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM
3:15 — 3:30 PM Break
3:30 — 4:00 PM Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramping in Endurance Athletes – Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc (Med), MD, FACSM, FFIMS
4:00 — 4:30 PM Psychological Health and the Ultra-Endurance Athlete – John Onate, MD
4:30 — 4:55 PM Case Studies and Lessons Learned – Patrick Basset, MD (moderator); B. Volker Scheer, MD; Andy Pasternak, MD, MS
4:55 — 5:00 PM Closing Remarks – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM



Martin 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 Sports Science Foundation





Patrick Basset, MD

President and Founding Member, Ultra Sports Science Foundation







Thijs 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 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 Khodaee, MD, MPH, FACSM

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







 Brian 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 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







 B. 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 Foundation





Martin 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 Stellingwerff, PhD, FACSM

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







Kristin 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