September 15, 2017 Southern Sun Newlands Hotel Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa Focusing on excellence and prevention in medical care at mass-community based sports events. Brought to you by Mediclinic Southern Africa and the Sports, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the International institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). VIEW THE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION DETAILS.
"Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise," states an article published on July 5, 2017, in the New York Times (website). According to results from two new studies, NSAIDS may overtax the kidneys during prolonged exercise and reduce the ability of muscles to recover afterward. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/well/move/bring-on-the-exercise-hold-the-painkillers.html
As an undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Bill Roberts' pediatrician perceived a certain spark in him and suggested a possible shift from an engineering focus to medicine. “I started shadowing him in his office,” Bill recalls. “I got interested and stayed on that course from then on. I’ve tried to return the favor for people who’ve come to my office and are patients of mine who have an interest.”
Bill's dedication has earned him accolades nationwide and in Europe. He was selected for the honor of Exchange Lecturer by the European College of Sport Science and the ACSM. He has been repeatedly peer-nominated one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc., and selected as one of America’s Top Family Doctors by the Consumers Research Council of America.
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On July 1, the International Institute for Race Medicine will absorb the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), an organization of sports medicine professionals which was founded in 1969 and has a similar mission to that of the IIRM. Click on the link below to read a letter from the AMAA President Cathy Fieseler, MD, detailing the transition for their members.
As IIRM Executive Director Chris Troyanos, ATC, recently commented, "We look forward to an exciting and productive future as a result of the collaboration between these two organizations!"
AMAA Journal Spring 2017.1.pdf
The revised dues structure for IIRM memberships will make educational resources more accessible to events.
The International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) and the Matthew Good Foundation are providing up to 100 grants to enable racing events worldwide to receive a complimentary membership with the IIRM for one year.
For the first time in its history, high temperatures prompted the Vermont City Marathon to shut down the race just before noon on Sunday. (Wayne Savage contributed to this report)
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Accurate knowledge of the causes and precipitating factors of sudden cardiac death in athletes is critical to developing preventative strategies. Sanjay Sharma, MD is a Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George’s University of London. This interview was conducted at ACC.16 in Chicago.
One scientist’s quixotic quest to propel a runner past the two-hour barrier.
By JERÉ LONGMAN MAY 11, 2016
The world running organisation the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce a partnership with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). This partnership will see the IIRM become the official medical arm of AIMS and two IIRM Board Members taking up positions as 'medical advisors' to AIMS.