Dr. Patrick Basset is an anesthesiologist in France and a graduate from The Louvain Catholic University. He is a mountain rescue doctor and medical director of a company that specializes in outdoor sports medical assistance, providing medical care in difficult locations and environments. He is responsible for some of the largest sporting events in France, such as the International Paris Marathon, legs of the Tour de France and the UTMB. His interests overlap with the WHO “mass crowds” medical management. He is director of numerous medical dissertations in the ultra-endurance sporting universe. As an amateur sportsman himself, he enjoys sporting events outside the stadiums..
Dr. Marty Hoffman is Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis, Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the VA Northern California Health Care System, former Director of Research for the Western States Endurance Run (2006-16), former team physician for the US Biathlon Association (1988-95), and Chief Medical Officer for the Ultra Medical Team. He has published 140 original scientific publications mostly related to applied exercise physiology with focus on human locomotion, human performance and exercise-associated hyponatremia. His clinical work has involved cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1989 and serves on multiple editorial boards. He has been a competitive cross-country skier or distance runner for most of his life, and still enjoys exploring his own limits…..though at a much slower pace than in the past.
Dr. Volker Scheer trained as a General Practitioner in the UK and as a Sports Physician at the Olympic Training Centre at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is Assistant Medical Director at the Sports Medicine Department at the University of Paderborn, Germany and a Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Sports Physiology. He also works as a Sports Physician for the British Military. He worked as Medical Director for the Al Andalus Ultimate Trail (AAUT) and published several scientific papers examining the impact of ultramarathon running on the body. He looked after the gymnastics teams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and was selected as part of the medical team for the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In his youth, he was a competitive sprinter at national level and now enjoys running at a more leisurely pace up to marathon distances.
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