Endurance Running Medicine Webinars

Endurance Running

Exposed – Explored - Explained

 

Endurance events push athletes’ bodies to the limit. And in turn, athletes have been pushing human endurance to the limit for years.

These events require specific training and knowledge, not only from the athletes, but from all the staff supporting the runners’ healthy progress and development, from medical practitioners and coaches to sport scientists and event organisers.

World Athletics and the International Institute of Race Medicine’s new medical webinar series “Endurance Running, Exposed, Explored, Explained” defines endurance running under a new light. Bringing together top experts from around the world on a monthly basis, the events aim to explore a wide range of scientific topics related to endurance running and give participants the opportunity to hear from and interact with international level speakers.

Each webinar will last for two hours, including both presentations and moderated Q&A sessions.

 

The topics for the next six months are as follows:

30th January: The evolution of running and the risk of injuries

Could it be that we’ve evolved to sit on the couch rather than run 5ks, 10ks and entire marathons? Does running cause more injuries than other sports? Our first session will see two fantastic speakers dig into a wide range of topics related to the evolution of running, its effect on the human body, and the impact that injuries have.

Meet our speakers:

Irene Davis

Irene Davis

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director, Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, an integrated clinical and research center dedicated to investigation of the biomechanical etiology and treatment of lower extremity overuse injuries.  She has published over 160 publications, given over 350 national and international presentations, and has secured $25 million in funding to support her research.

Daniel E. Lieberman

Daniel E. Lieberman

Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences |  Department of Human Evolutionary Biology | Harvard University 
Daniel Lieberman studies and teaches how and why the human body is the way it is, and how our evolutionary history affects health and disease.  He is best known for his research on the evolution of the head and on the evolution of running and walking, which he studies by combining experimental biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology both in the lab and in the field. His latest book is Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding (2020).

 

 

27th February: Exercising in the cold. Temperature stress and risk 

Meet our speakers:

Wolfgang Schobersberger

Wolfgang Schobersberger

Wolfgang Schobersberger is professor for sports medicine and head of the Institute for Sports Medicine, Alpine Medicine & Health Tourism at the University Hospital Innsbruck and the Private University UMIT Tirol, Austria. His research focus is the athlete under different environmental conditions and doping prevention. Schobersberger is member of the Games Medical Group of the IOC for Winter Olympic Games.

 

Jenny Wordsworth

Lawyer and Extreme Endurance Athlete and Mountaineer 
In her role as an extreme endurance athlete and mountaineer for The North Face, she has completed mountaineering and long-distance skiing expedition in both the Arctic and Antarctica. Most recently returning from a 44-day solo expedition to the South Pole where she sustained a serious non-freezing cold injury.

 

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27th March: COVID-19 procedures for mass participation events 

Meet our speakers:

 

TK Miller

Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Section Chief,  Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine/Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Virginia. Chair, Ironman Global Medical Advisory Board.

Stéphane Bermon

Stéphane Bermon

Dr Stéphane Bermon is a sports physician (MD) and exercise physiologist (PhD).
He is the actual director of the Health and Science at World Athletics. With his team Dr Bermon has designed sanitary protocol for stadium-based and out of stadium athletics competition and has already successfully implemented them in some international elite competitions.

 

Chris Troyanos

Chris Troyanos, ATC

Executive Director, International Institute for Race Medicine; President and Director, Sports Medicine Consultants, Plymouth, MA; Medical Coordinator, Boston Marathon (45 years’ experience with the marathon/over 25 of those as medical coordinator); Medical Coordinator, Falmouth Road Race; Concussion Spotter, NFL (New England Patriots). 

 

 

24th of April: Youth participation in long distance running 

Meet our speakers:

Irene Davis

Brian J Krabak, MD MBA FACSM

is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in sports medicine, providing sports medicine care and lecturing throughout the world. His sports medicine experiences have included the Olympics (2010 Vancouver Games, 2004 Athens Games, 2002 Salt Lake Games), National Team Physician for USA Swimming and collegiate sports (University of Washington). He is currently the Medical Director for the 4 Deserts Series Ultramarathons (held throughout the world) and the Seattle Rock-n-Roll Marathon. His clinical expertise and research relates to injuries and illnesses in runners and swimmers.

Daniel E. Lieberman

William Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM, FAAFP

Dr. Roberts is a Professor, Director of the Sports Medicine Program and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a sub-specialty certificate in Sports Medicine, is a Fellow, Past President, and Past Foundation President of the American College of Sports Medicine; a Fellow and on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), a charter member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; a founding member and past President of the International Institute of Race Medicine; Editor in Chief Emeritus for Current Sports Medicine Reports; an Editorial Board Member of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, British Journal of Sports Medicine, and Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine; the Medical Director for Twin Cities in Motion and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon; the Chair of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Minnesota State High School League; and a member of the USA Soccer Cup Tournament Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.  His research is in ice hockey, concussion, exertional heat stroke, and marathon related illness and injury.  He has authored many research and educational publications in sports medicine, and has presented nationally and internationally on sports medicine topics.

 

29th of May: Running in urban environments and the risk connected to air pollution 

More information coming soon

 

26th of June: The Female runner throughout life and pregnancy 

 More information coming soon

 

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