The 3rd international Congress of Medicine and Science in Ultra-endurance Sports


After successful conferences in 2014 and 2015 preceding the Western States Endurance Run, the Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference moved to a different venue beginning in 2016.
This was the official website for the 2016 Ultra Sports Science Congress held in Chamonix, France.
The Conference's goal was to raise public awareness for ultra-endurance sports, to analyze the consequences on the human body, to share the results of medical research, to foster discussions about health issues related to ultra-endurance exercise, and to train and inform healthcare professionals who are involved in this discipline. This medical conference's aim was to support research efforts and implement suitable health care policies.

Content is from the site's 2016 archived pages.

The 3rd international Congress of Medicine and Science in Ultra-endurance Sports will be held from 21 to 23 August 2016 in Chamonix, France, concurrently with the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - UTMB®, one of the most prestigious trail-running races in the world. Over 8,000 athletes will race around the Mont-Blanc on this occasion. The goal is to raise public awareness for ultra-endurance sports, to analyze the consequences on the human body, to share the results of medical research, to foster discussions about health issues related to ultra-endurance exercise, and to train and inform healthcare professionals who are involved in this discipline.

CONGRESS VENUE
HOTEL PRIEURE ***
149, Allee du Recteur Payot
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
France
DATES
Opening: 21 August 2016 at 08:00am
Closing: 23 August 2016 at 06:00pm

 

Dr Patrick Basset

President's letter

In outdoor sports, the last few decades were marked by a quick evolution of endurance racing formats, regardless of the discipline: cycling, running, triathlon, sailing, multi sports adventure racing… In their never-ending quest for new sensations and new challenges in a natural setting, the athletes reach new boundaries.

In outdoor sports, the last few decades were marked by a quick evolution of endurance racing formats, regardless of the discipline: cycling, running, triathlon, sailing, multi sports adventure racing… In their never-ending quest for new sensations and new challenges in a natural setting, the athletes reach new boundaries.

Runners for instance move on to the next stage faster and faster, from 10-km races to semi-marathon, and then to marathon races. More and more discover new horizons in a natural setting through trail running. Distances grow longer and tracks become steeper. Until they reach for ultra-endurance racing, where finishing an Ultra-Trail® race becomes the ultimate goal entailing long months of preparation.

Since 1 November 2015, the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) has started recognizing trail-running as a new kind of athletics. Organizers have to adapt to environmental constraints due to ever more remote running locations in the wilderness. They have to provide a suitable and more professional framework in order to comply with security, health and support standards.

Such an evolution needs to be guided by a better knowledge of the consequences on the health of the athletes who practice this kind of ultra-endurance sports. Dr. Marty Hoffman was one of the very first researchers to explore this aspect, in the context of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run – the oldest 100 mile foot race in a natural setting. He organized the 2 first editions of the Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference in California.
The Medical Committee of the ITRA (International Trail-Running Association), which now gathers research efforts in the field of trail-running worldwide, and its president Dr. Patrick Basset, are delighted to invite you to the third edition of the Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference.

This event will be held from 21 to 23 August 2016 in Chamonix, France, concurrently with the UTMB®, one of the most prestigious trail-running races in the world. Over 8,000 athletes will race around the Mont-Blanc on this occasion.
Our goal is to raise public awareness for ultra-endurance sports, to analyze the consequences on the human body, to share the results of medical research, to foster discussions about health issues related to ultra-endurance exercise, and to train and inform healthcare professionals who are involved in this discipline.

Moreover, the Foundation for the Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports will officially be launched at this conference. This institution will aim at supporting research efforts and implementing suitable health care policies. All proceeds from the conference would be directed into the Foundation to enhance the education and research mission of the Foundation.

Dr Patrick Basset,
President of the ITRA's Medical Committee

 

 



 

Registration

Registration  fees 

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL  PROFESSIONNELS DE SANTE  

  UNTIL 15 JUNE FROM 16 JUNE
DOCTORS MEDECINS Euro 370* Euro 420*
PARAMEDICAL PARAMEDICAUX Euro 220* Euro 270*
RESIDENT - STUDENTS INTERNES Euro 60* Euro 70*
SECOURISTES - RESCUE TEAM Euro 30* Euro 30*

 

NON HEALTH PROFESSIONALNON PROFESSIONNELS DE SANTE

  UNTIL 15 JUNE   FROM 16 JUNE

RUNNERS / ORGANIZERS

COUREURS / ORGANISATEURS

Half day Demi journee Euro 20 

Date :

Full congress Tout le congres : Euro 30

 Half day Demi journee Euro 30

  Date :      

Full congress Tout le congres : Euro 50      

* -30% for member of UTMB organization / -30% pour les membres de l'organisation de l'UTMB

We cannot accept registrations without payment.

CANCELLATION TERMS

Any cancellation must be sent in writing to:

MCO Congres - Ultra-Endurance 2016
Villa Gaby
285, Corniche Kennedy
13007 Marseille-France

or by email to: contact@ultrasportsscience-congress2016.com

Until 20th July 2016, possible cancellation under conditions.
After 20th July 2016, no refund.

 



Call for submissions

You can submit : CASE STUDIES or FREE COMMUNICATIONS

Case Studies

The presentation of interesting cases relevant to ultra-endurance sports has been a highlight of this conference.  Some of these presentations have included the typical historical case description followed by the involved athlete sharing their side of the story.  If you have an interesting case you would like to present, please contact Dr. Marty Hoffman (mdhoffman@ucdavis.edu) with the case information. 

Free communications (Abstracts)

Please follow the guidelines below for submissions or download.

Guidelines

Abstract Submission Instructions

General Information

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Foundation for Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports, and authors will be notified of the Committee decision by July 2016.  Accepted abstracts will be published online in the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.  The first author agrees to provide an oral presentation during the free communication session of the Conference.  The presentation will likely be 15 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute discussion period, but some adjustments in time may be made dependent on the number of abstract submissions. 

All questions regarding abstracts should be directed to Dr. Marty Hoffman at (mdhoffman@ucdavis.edu) or 916-843-9027 (USA). 

 

Rules for Submission

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Dr. Marty Hoffman (mdhoffman@ucdavis.edu).  Submission deadline is June 1, 2016.  Abstracts received after this date will not be reviewed.  You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of submission that the abstract has been received. 
  • The first author of accepted abstracts must be registered for the meeting and present the abstract at the meeting. 
  • All authors must have approved of the submitted abstract. 
  • The primary focus and substance of the submitted abstract must be novel.  The abstract must not have been published as an abstract or as a full paper in a scientific, medical or professional publication at the time of submission. 
  • There is no fee for abstract submission. 
  • Presenters who find that they will be unable to present an accepted abstract must provide notice of a reason acceptable to the Committee or will otherwise be prohibited from presenting at future meetings. 
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the instructions below.  

 

Abstract Preparation

General Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be written in English, prepared using Times size 12 font, and submitted as a word document.  
  • Abstract text should be limited to 300 words.  If including a table, chart or figure, please adjust word count to accommodate the graphics. 
  • Data should be presented in units of measurement of the Systeme International de’Unite (SI). 
  • Brand names should not be used in the abstract. 
  • Citations are not included in the abstract.  
  • Research must be approved by an institutional review board, but such approval should not be stated in the abstract.   

Abstract Format

  • Title: The title should be brief (limited to 15 words). 
  • Authors: The first name, middle initial (if used), and last name of each author should be provided.  Highest degree(s) should be included after the name.  Separate names by a semicolon (;). 
  • Institutions: Institutions of all authors should be listed.  When all authors are not affiliated with each institution, use superscript numbers to identify affiliations.  
  • Text:  The text must include the categories OBJECTIVE, METHODS, RESULTS, and CONCLUSIONS. 
  • Funding: Support of the work, if any, can be indicated at the bottom of the abstract. 

Sample Abstract

Use this example in preparing your abstract.

Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia and Hydration Status in 161-km Ultramarathoners in Northern California

Kristin J. Stuempfle, PhD1; Tamara Hew-Butler, DPM, PhD2; Martin D. Hoffman, MD3

1Gettysburg College, 2Oakland University, 3University of California Davis Medical Center and Sacramento VA Medical Center

 

Objective.—This work combines and reanalyzes five years of exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) research at 161-km ultramarathons in northern California with primary purposes to define the relationship between post-race blood sodium concentration ([Na+]) and change in body weight, examine the interactions among EAH incidence, ambient temperature and hydration state, and explore the effect of hydration status on performance. 

Methods.—Pre-race and post-race body weight and finish time data were obtained on 887 finishers, and post-race [Na+] was also obtained on a subset of 669 finishers. 

Results.—EAH incidence was 15.1% overall (range 4.6-51.0% by year) and had a significant positive relationship with ambient temperature. Of the runners with EAH, 23.8% were classified as overhydrated (weight change ≥0), 40.6% were euhydrated (weight change

Conclusions.—EAH incidence can be high in 161-km ultramarathons in northern California. In this environment, EAH is more common with dehydration than overhydration and is more common in hotter ambient temperature conditions. Because weight loss >3% does not appear to have an adverse effect on performance, excessive sodium supplementation and aggressive fluid ingestion beyond the dictates of thirst are ill-advised.

Supported by the Western States Endurance Run Foundation

 



 

The Foundation

The foundation encourages the diffusion of the results of the research. Everyone must understand the message.

About us

We are the founders of UltraSportsScience: Marty Hoffman, Volker Scheer and Patrick Basset. All three doctors and/or researchers in 3 countries: USA, France and Germany.

We are three men who are passionate about sport, challenges and the extreme. Each one of us is a professional in our own specific domain with one common objective: to help sportsmen and sportswomen avoid serious illnesses, improve their performances and provide safety in performance.

We met each other after facing the same problems: pathologies induced by trail running.

 


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