NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, is putting on a free symposium for coaches and athletes on Saturday, March 19.  Check in starts at 7:15, the talks start at 8:00 and goes until about 1 pm.  Inigo San Millan, the Garmin Physiologist, is being flown in to give the keynote.

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The NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases  and the NYU Langone Sports Medicine Division is proud to sponsor a free “Medicine of Cycling” Symposium for athletes at all levels and coaches.  The conference will be held at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases at 301 East 17th street in New York City from 8 am until noon on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Inigo San Millan, renowned cycling physiologist, who will discuss the state of the sport, coaching and physiology.  Other topics are:  Medical evaluation and monitoring of the athlete, how to deal with serious injury, recovery from injury, doping, and advances in bike fit.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  Please see the list of topics, below.
We will also have space for vendors to display their cycling-related products.  Please contact the promoter to arrange for this.


**The Pre-Participation Exam –  The important Medical Issues forScreening of a Cycling Participant?  Why should anyone who does this sport intensely be checked? -Dennis Cardone, D.O.

**What to Do if you are Seriously Injured: Triaging Yourself  -ToniMcLaurin, M.D

**Overuse Injuries- How to recover?  -Chad Woodard  DPT,CSCS

**Doping- What is the USADA?  The importance of a fair and clean sport.  -Gerard “Rusty” Varlotta, D,O.

**Bike fit and injury:  Will Alvarado, Certified Expert Bike-fitter, and competitive cyclist, TOGA Bikes. Demonstration of the RETUL system.

**The mind of the cyclist: Optimizing Performance and Recovering after injury- Lee Igel, Ph.D.

**The Masters Athlete, The Female Athlete-  Ann Marie Miller,  M.A.

**The Hungry Cyclist:  Optimizing nutrition before, during and after a race- Felicia Stoler  DCN, MS, RD, FACSM


**Sports Physiology:  Training and Monitoring in the era of the Cybercoach- Inigo San Millan, Ph.D.
We will also have an area to collect donations towards the medical care of Damien Lopez-Alfonso, a Cuban cyclist who will undergo major reconstructive surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center.  If you wish to donate through PayPal, you can go to teamdamian2011[at]gmail.com through paypal.  Otherwise, you can donate cash or a check at the conference.