Tuesday, 29 March 2011

London marathon medicine conference Saturday 16 April 2011 - Royal Society of Medicine

 London marathon medicine conference

Saturday 16 April 2011

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE
Sponsored by the Virgin London Marathon

and held in conjunction with The Sport and Exercise Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine

A free conference on the medicine and science of the marathon for doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and sports scientists.

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Introduction and welcome

9.05 am

Mental toughness research and application: Implications for endurance performers
Professor Sheldon Hanton, Professor of Sport Psychology, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

9.45 am

Overheating: Managing heat stroke effectively
Dr Francis O'Connor, Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University, USA, Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance, President Elect, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

10.25 am

Limits to endurance performance: Lessons from the animal kingdom
Professor Alan Wilson, Professor in Locomotor Biomechanics, Royal Veterinary College

11.05 am

Tea and coffee break

11.40 am

Debate - marathon running and the heart: Can you have too much of a good thing?
Dr Andre la Gerche, University of Leuven, Belgium and Professor Sanjay Sharma, St George's Hospital Medical School

12.40 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting


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