Saturday, April 16

(Time is allotted at the end of each presentation for Q&A from the audience)

7:00 – 8:00

On-Site Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:55

MASCAL Response at Endurance Events: Lessons Learned from Baghdad to Boston (Fred H. Brennan, Jr., DO)

8:55 – 9:45

Optimizing Hydration for Safety and Performance in Sport and Physical Activity (Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC)


10:00 – 10:55

Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity? (David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD)

10:55 – 11:35

Can Fitness Level Impact One’s Cancer Survival? (Haywood J. Robinson, MD)

11:35 – 12:15

Menopause and Exercise (Elisabeth Beyer Nolen, MD)

12:15 – 1:15 

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:00

Can Distance Runners Perform Well Without the Traditional High Carb Eating Pattern? (Richard J. Wood, PhD)      

2:00 – 2:40

The Runner's Brain: Deciphering the Most Unique Organ to Cross a Finish Line (Jeffrey Brown, PSY.D, ABPP)

2:40 – 3:20

The Missing Link for Running Efficiency: Upper Body Mechanics (Bradley Cox, MS)


3:30 – 4:20

How Curiosity Killed the Cramp (Bob Murray, PhD) 

4:20 – 5:00

A Holistic Approach to Running (Zola (Budd) Pieterse)


Sunday, April 17

(Time is allotted at the end of each presentation for Q&A from the audience)

8:00 – 9:00

On-Site Registration / Continental Breakfast

Optional Roundtable Training Discussion: Boston Marathon Race Day Strategies (Mark Cucuzzella, MD)

9:00 – 9:50

The Heart of the Million Dollar Athlete (André La Gerche, MBBS, PhD)

9:50 –10:40

Update on Lipid Management: New Guidelines & New Drugs (Paul D. Thompson, MD)


10:55 –11:30

From Injury to the Finish Line: Strategies for Optimal Recovery (Michael Silva, MS, PT)

11:30 –12:10

My Morning Run, the Healthiest Part of My Day: Debunking Myths about the Untoward Effects of Running (Howard L. Dorne, MD)

12:10 –1:00

Exercise and the Developing Brain (Natalie Stavas, MD)