The International Institute for Race Medicine, MedStar Sports Medicine, and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network present the
IIRM Sports Medicine Conference Series: Washington, DC
October 20-21, 2017
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater • Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical and Dental Building • 3900 Reservoir Road, NW • Washington DC

Held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon, Baltimore Running Festival, and the Uniformed Services University Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and jointly sponsored by the West Virginia School of Medicine.

This program is intended for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, EMTs, athletic trainers, and other health care providers who have an interest in sports medicine, improving the well-being of patients, and providing quality medical care at mass participation endurance events.

QUESTIONS? Contact Meeting Coordinator Barbara Baldwin, MPH.



Friday, October 20 (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

8:00–8:10        IIRM Welcome (Chris Troyanos, ATC)

8:10–9:00       A Call to Arms...And Legs: A Playful Twist on Motivating People to Move (Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM)

9:00–9:35        The Masters Runner (William Micheo, MD)

9:35–10:10      Treating the Runner with Exertional Leg Pain (LT COL Wes Zimmermann, MD)


10:25–11:00    What's New in Concussion Management? (Melissa Womble, PhD)

11:00–11:35    Wearable Technologies: Where are we in Regards to Heat and Hydration Issues to Maximize Safety and Performance?
                      (Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC)

11:35–12:05    Approaching the Runner with Exercise-Associated Collapse (COL Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, Ret.)

12:00–1:00      Lunch (sponsored by MedStar Sports Medicine)      

1:00–3:30        WORKSHOPS (attendees rotate through all stations as “working teams”)

  • Exercise-Associated Collapse (MAJ Chad Hulsopple, DO, MC, USA)) 
  • Cardiovascular Arrest (B. Elizabeth Delasobera, MD and COL Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, Ret.)
  • Exertional Heat Stroke (Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC; John Jardine, MD; and the KSI Team)
  • Exertional Hyponatremia (COL Anthony I. Beutler, MD and Matthew D. Sedgley, MD)
  • Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramping (Jason L. Pothast, MD)
  • Handling Acute Incidents (Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd)  


3:40 – 4:40      Marine Corps Marathon and Baltimore Running Festival Preparation
                       (Michele Weinstein, PT; LCDR C. Marc Madsen, DO; and Matthew D. Sedgley, MD)

Saturday, October 21 (Time is allotted at the end of each presentation for Q&A from the audience.)

7:00–8:00        On-Site Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:45        Primary Intervention Strategies to Reduce Fatal and Near-Fatal Medical Encounters (William O. Roberts, MD)

8:45–9:10        The Pediatric Runner: How Much is Too Much, How Early is Too Early? (COL Anthony I. Beutler, MD)

9:10–9:35        Incident Command Center Operations (LT Andre Edwards, DC FEMS and LT Derek Hopkins, DC FEMS) 


9:50–10:30      Mass Casualty Considerations for an Endurance Event (Chris Troyanos, ATC)

10:40-12:30    WORKSHOPS (select two)

  • Ultrasound for the Runner (Eliot Hu, MD; Garry Ho, MD; Shawn Phillips, MD, MSPT; and Cole R. Taylor, MD)
  • Evaluation and Management of Exertional Rhabdomylosis (CAPT W. Bruce Adams, MD, Ret.)
  • Clinical Evaluation of Exertional Leg Pain (LT COL Wes Zimmermann, MD)
  • VOMS Screening in Concussion Assessment (Melissa Womble, MD and the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Team)
  • Selecting Running Shoes and Training Recommendations for Injury Prevention (Mark Cucuzzella, MD and Matthew L. Silvis, MD)

Sunday, October 22

Gain practical experience in the Baltimore Running Festival or Marine Corps Marathon medical tent for additional continuing education credit. You must register as a volunteer PRIOR to the meeting. 

Baltimore Running Festival: write to Dr. Eric Almli

Marine Corps Marathon: