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.
HOTEL PRIEURE ***
149, Allee du Recteur Payot
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Opening: 21 August 2016 at 08:00am
Closing: 23 August 2016 at 06:00pm
Editor's note: We have been made aware that there are some dangers regarding the pursuit of ultra-endurance workouts and exercises. Preparation is the key to safe exercise and moderation is advisable. One of our staff member's family members, Ultimate Frisbee athlete Benjamin Pred, had a very scary experience after a spinning fitness workout followed by some weight resistance training that landed him in the hospital for several days suffering from a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. In a personal interview he reveals what happened and how long it took to recover. Learn more here: Ben Pred speaks about his extreme fitness workout that lead to a life threatening experience that was completely avoidable. The dangers of over exercising are real. We'd like everyone to read his story.
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Half day Demi journee Euro 20
Full congress Tout le congres : Euro 30
Half day Demi journee Euro 30
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.
Any cancellation must be sent in writing to:
MCO Congres - Ultra-Endurance 2016
285, Corniche Kennedy
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 (email@example.com) with the case information.
Free communications (Abstracts)
Please follow the guidelines below for submissions or download.
Abstract Submission Instructions
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 916-843-9027 (USA).
Rules for Submission
- Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Dr. Marty Hoffman (email@example.com). 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 encourages the diffusion of the results of the research. Everyone must understand the message.
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.