2020 Medicine of Cycling CME Conference Schedule

Posted on February 2, 2020 by mabramson

Please reach out to Dr. Anna Abramson or Dr. Aaron Goldberg with questions about the conference and to the UCSF CME office for all registration related questions.

Please visit the "Conference" page for the latest update and details on the conference!

Link to course registrationhttps://www.ucsfcme.com/2021/MMJ21002/info.html

Activity  Dates:September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Location:USA Cycling National Conference Center
Colorado Springs, CO
Fees:Early Bird 4/15/20
Physician $425
Advanced Health Practitioner $375
Resident/Fellow/Trainee $250

Regular Fee 4/16/2020
Physician $450
Advanced Health Practitioner $400
Resident/Fellow/Trainee $250

On Site Fee
Physician $475
Advanced Health Practitioner $425
Resident/Fellow/Trainee $275 

Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course $250
Hands on training for managing cycling emergencies on the road and competition
9/11/2020 8am to 5pm

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation $250
Hands on and lecture course for physicians and physical therapists working with cyclists through chronic overuse injuries and disabilities
9/11/2020 8am to 5pm

Dinner $50
Saturday night group dinner
9/12/2020 at 7pm

Course Outline:

Friday, 9/11/20MECCPhysical Therapy and FIT
8amIntroduction to cycling injuries and illnessEvaluation on Bike Lecture
9amOrthopedic and facial injuriesHands on Tutorial Evaluation on the Bike
10amWounds and SplintingIntervention off the Bike, Flexibilty and Strength)
11amAcute TraumaHand on Tutorial Intervention off the Bike 
1pmAirways Assessment and managementBike Fit 101
2pmMass Casualty AssessmentLow Back Pain
3pmMass Casualty PracticumHip and Knee Complex
4:30pmMTB ride (no credit)MTB ride (no credit)
7pmReception and Research SymposiumReception and Research Symposium
Saturday, 9/12/20Main Course 
8amConcussion in Cycling, What's New? 
9amDepression, ADHD, OCD, mental health after injury 
10amCardiac dysfunction screening and management 
11amAlternative treatments woth the hype 
noonlunch - team physician huddle 
1pmWomen in Cycling 
2pmChronic Cycling Injuries 
3pmTraining to the Peak of Health and Overtraining 
4:30pmroad ride (no credit) 
7pmDinner (no credit) 
Sunday, 9/13/20  
8amRehab and FIT - chronic injury management 
9amPrimary and Specialty Care via technology 
11amRace preparedness for Road, Mountain, and Cyclocross 
noonUSADA Q&A 

Medicine of Cycling is finally an official non-profit!

Posted on February 2, 2020 by mabramson

After many long road, mountain and gravel rides considering the next phase of Medicine of Cycling, we have applied for and been granted 501(3)c status as an official non-profit organization.

This allows for tax-deductible contributions to our organization which will further our mission of medical education for the sport of cycling. And while it reduces our tax obligations, it does mean we have some additional accounting work and will start publishing our IRS Form 990 on the website.

Medicine of Cycling Dates for 2020

Posted on November 2, 2019 by mabramson

We are excited to announce the next Medicine of Cycling Conference will take place on September 11 - 13th, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at USA Cycling Headquarters.  Details for CME, conference schedule, registration through UCSF CME, speakers, and hotel information to follow soon!  If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Anna at anna@medicineofcycling.com.

Medicine of Cycling Conference taking the year off in 2018 & 2019; look for us to return with a conference in 2020

Posted on February 20, 2018 by aigoldberg

After 8 glorious years of evolving and growing, we wanted to take a breath.  This is the right time to take stock of what we've accomplished and make decisions about what we hope to do in the next 8 years.

Our initial work centered on providing coordinated care for professional cyclists. It was a lofty idea which quickly became obviously impossible, so instead we decided to improve overall knowledge about cycling related conditions through a CME style conference.  We threw together our first conference in 2010 in just about 4 months, and held it at a newly acquired bar at USA Cycling.  The conference was magic, and we were hooked to improve the little slice of world through the newly minted Medicine of Cycling.

The bar was dismantled and we held the next 3 conferences at US Olympic Center.  We welcomed many interesting guests including great cyclists, the former UCI president Pat McQuaid, international team doctors, and always a crew of wonderful students and trainees who would go on to become our colleagues.  We formed a strong working relationship with USA Cycling, supported by their staff and leadership throughout the various stages of conference and project planning.

During those early conferences, a team of amazing clinicians came together to write the concussion guidelines and short form brain injury cards now translated and used by so many in the cycling world.

Another group of clinicians formed the training epicenter of hands on emergency management for those who wanted to better serve in race communities.  Such training is typically reserved for trauma surgeons and is often prohibitively expensive.  The MECC team transformed the training to include EMTs with life-like mannequins, pigs feet for realistic suturing, and specialized equipment to work with.

One of the most amazing and gratifying MOC accomplishments came in the collaborative work of bike fit professionals.  Bike fit underwent transformation from closed door silos to boisterous teams of experts teaching and learning to improve upon each area of person and bike.  The bike fit group crossed all disciplines, company lines, and national borders to form it's own network of professional analysts.

In 2013 we put together a mini-medical school for the public through UCSF, available for anyone to see on UCTV detailing the cycling related medical issues.  These talks received well over a million views.  We're repeating this mini-medical school February through April this year to give more information for the cycling community to stay well and well informed.

MOCC returned to USA Cycling's new conference hall in 2014 and at the same time welcomed the researchers in cycling related sciences.  Research in cycling is challenging and poorly funded.  Those doing this research need a platform and support system to challenge the assumptions we have about cycling.

The conference, research work, and all aspects of MOC have continued to evolve and grow.  The organizers, volunteers, USA Cycling staff, and many of our attendees became friends we look forward to seeing at the conferences and chancing upon throughout the year.  The community that formed around a shared passion is something we look forward to at least as much as the conference content.

This year, we are challenging ourselves to do something bold.  We want to transform MOC into a medical society to meet the needs of those who are part of this community.  This community is diverse and has vastly different needs and interests.  We look to you for input and possible involvement in MOC as we start to plan for the 2020 conference.

KT Tape to sponsor Medicine of Cycling in 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017 by aigoldberg

KT Tape will sponsor Medicine of Cycling in 2017.  KT Tape is the official kinesiology tape of USA Cycling through the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  You will be able to learn about the tape and sample the product line at the conference this year.

Learn more about KT Tape

KT Tape Cotton Kinesiology Tape

Special Registration Offer win your conference registration fee back!!

Posted on July 11, 2017 by aigoldberg


Posted on May 10, 2017 by aigoldberg


Prentice Steffen MD FAAEM from Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team will speak at the Medicine of Cycling Main Conference August 18-20 2017 in CO Springs.  Dr. Steffen has the distinct honor of being the first American physician to serve as team physician for a team competing in the Tour de France in 2008.  Dr Steffen has been a strong supporter of anti-doping efforts for years.  He has worked 7 tours and has been traveling and caring for cycling teams since the 1992 Veulta a Colombia with the Coors Light Racing Team.  He will be presenting a lecture on A Day in the Life of a World Tour Cycling Team Doctor.  Dr Steffen will also be presenting an interactive session with Dr Kevin Reichlin on a Collaborative Approach to Management of a Professional Cycling Team.

We have been hard at work planning the upcoming Medicine of Cycling Conference August 18-20, 2017 in CO Springs at USA Cycling.  Word of mouth continues to be the most common way conference attendees find out about MOC, we would love for you to spread the word in your departments at work and local cycling communities.  Here's an advertising sheet with all the information about the conference for you to share.  CME CEU and PT credits will be available.  Please use this link to register for the 2017 conference.

If you are interested in attending the Medical Emergencies in Cycling course (MECC) on August 18, we urge you to register for that quickly as there are a limited number for spots available.

The Bike Fit and Cycling Analysis Course topics and schedule have been adjusted based on your feedback.  We now have more fitter topics and an exciting lineup of speakers.

We are also looking for volunteers for the conference if you know or are a student who is interested in volunteering send us an email at medofcycling@gmail.com

Research Abstract Deadline May 1 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017 by aigoldberg

Researchers please submit your abstracts by May 1 2017.  We will be selecting abstract winners to present at the 2017 Medicine of Cycling Conference in CO Springs early next month.  Please follow this link for instructions on submitting your work.

8th Annual Medicine of Cycling Conference for 2017 Announcement

Posted on December 17, 2016 by aigoldberg

The planning has started for the 8th annual Medicine of Cycling Conference for 2017. We hope you can join us August 18 - 20, 2017 at the USA Cycling National Conference Center in Colorado Springs. CME and CUE credits are available. This is the preliminary outline of events:


Friday, August 18, 2017 (only if registered for Emergencies or Analysis Course)

Medical Emergencies in Cycling Course --Limited enrollment to 20 participants (one day course)

Cycling Analysis and Bike Fit Course begins --to continue on Saturday August 19 & Sunday August 20 (three day course)


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Medicine of Cycling Conference (Day 1)

Bike Fit Course continues (Day 2)

Sponsored bike ride

Dinner at Marigold restaurant


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Medicine of Cycling Conference continues (Day 2) and wraps up in early afternoon

Bike Fit Course (Master Class) continues (Day 3)


Keep tuned for updates and follow us on our Facebook page




Happy Freedman is joining us for Bike Fit

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Courtney Barnes

This year at Medicine of Cycling Happy Freedman will be presenting on the foot – shoe – pedal interface.  Come find common problems and solutions for your cyclists.  Orthotics, strength, wedges, shoes and more will be covered in this lecture and hands on presentation.

As you might have seen we are doing case studies again this year.   There was overwhelming excitement about the interactive model of learning across disciplines.

Like last year we are asking YOU to bring a case study that you can share in a small group.  Bring whatever data you want to share.  It can be very very detailed with video, pictures, on and off bike evaluation information or just "I saw this client last week who …." What do you usually do with these people?

In the next week or 2 start to capture these clients on paper or in your head and BRING them along.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and sharing the learning opportunities!

Please share this flyer about Bike Fit!