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USA Triathlon hosts Medical Multisport Conference for second year

Published August 31, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon will welcome physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, race directors and coaches to the Medical Multisport Conference, scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The conference will feature a number of expert panels and breakout sessions, focusing on topics such as injury prevention, bike fit solutions, paratriathlon development and more. Ironman physician Dr. Bob Laird, who has been in charge of the medical support at Ironman World Championship events since 1981, will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday morning.

Presenters include:

  • Chad Asplund, M.D.
  • Paul Berlin, MS, NRP, IRONMAN Medical Tent Director
  • Todd Carver, MS, Chief Fit and Education Officer of Retül
  • Gino Cinco, PT, Cert. ART, Function Smart Physical Therapy, San Diego, Calif.
  • Jason J. Diehl, M.D., Primary Care Sports Medicine at MAX Sports Medicine, OhioHealth Sports Medicine Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Maggie Fournier, D.P.M., Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, Wisc.
  • Shana Harrington, P.T., Ph.D., SCS, MTC, USA Head of Domestic Classification
  • Robert Laird, M.D., F.A.A.P., Medical Director; IRONMAN World Championship
  • John M. Martinez, M.D., Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, Calif.
  • Thomas K. Miller, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.; Physician Director, IRONMAN World Championship and Past Medical Director, USA Triathlon
  • Troy Smurawa, M.D., Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio
  • Randy Wilber, Ph.D., Sport Physiologist, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.

"We are continuing the conference in year two to encourage medical professionals to expand their medical multisport education, working at multisport events and growing awareness about injury prevention," said Meg Weagley, USA Triathlon Multisport Education Manager. "We are excited to offer new topics in the second year and showcase some of USA Triathlon's partners and constituents that correlate with the medical professional community."

Early-bird registration rates are available now until Sept. 15. Three Retül quick fits will be raffled off to attendees who register by Sept. 30. Attendees who have already registered are eligible.

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