IIRM-World Athletics 2024 Race Emergency Medicine Course Series - Antalya

20 - 21 Apr, 2024 • Antalya, Turkey

Course Language: English

Course Information

Race Medical Directors and World Triathlon Medical Delegates will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and race-day management skills through WORLD ATHLETICS-IIRM Race Emergency Medicine Courses, after the cooperation that has been established between World Triathlon and World Athletics.
WORLD ATHLETICS-IIRM Race Emergency Medicine Courses, are one-day courses combining theory and practice, with the objective of providing participants with the ability to manage various health-related scenarios during endurance events. Courses are organized in conjunction with major road races and World Athletics events, to give participants the opportunity to volunteer in the medical facility and observe the work done by the hosting medical staff during the race. The e-learning part of this teaching is indivisible from the practical part.
Participation in courses is limited to 30 people, as the practical part of the course will be delivered through small groups, and participants’ interaction is a fundamental part of the learning process.

Following the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1. Predict individual risk factors for running related injury and illness using baseline data available at time of registration;
2. Adopt novel approaches to supplement and strengthen traditional epidemiological methods for collecting medical encounters;
3. Outline intervention strategies to potentially reduce risk of fatal and near fatal medical encounters during endurance events;
4. Explain the basic principles of mass casualty triage;
5. Manage medical care for individuals entering the medical tent at a road race;
6. Apply the use of medical algorithms for management of common injuries and events encountered during road races.
7. Outline a strategy to assess the differential diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment for runners who have collapsed during or after an endurance event;
8. Perform pre-hospital care of exertional heat stroke;
9. Explain the criteria for diagnosis of exertional hyponatremia and its role in administering appropriate treatment;
10. Implement steps for temperature monitoring and/or warming for hypothermic athletes.

Further information on the courses is available on the World Athletics website by clicking here or feel free to contact healthscienceevents@worldathletics.org.

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