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USAT CEU Program - March 29, 2008
Presentation Details

Date: Sat Mar 29, 2008
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Le Méridien Hotel, Cambridge, MA
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2: Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage


Exercise causes a huge increase in muscle oxygen consumption, damaging healthy cells through the formation of free radicals. In this session we will examine how this affects athletic performance and overall health, and role of nutrition in minimizing the damage. Dr. David Phillips is a frequent speaker on nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention.

3: Triathlon Training Emergencies


Triathlon Emergencies will cover common medical emergencies related to each leg of the triathlon. Topics may include (preliminary):

  • Open Water: Drowning, hypothermia, physical contact injuries
  • Cycling: Putting together an emergency action plan; proper neck and spine immobilization; protecting the airway; splinting broken bones; managing acute bleeding
  • Running:Hyperthermia, dehydration, hypo vs. hypernatremia, management of sudden cardiac death

Topics 2 & 3
1:45-3:15 PM
David B. Phillips, MD

Dr. David B. Phillips graduated from Harvard University in 1984 where he earned academic honors and swam as an All-American.

  • Completed his MD at Wright State University School of Medicine in 1989 where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was Chief Resident
  • Practiced 11 years as a Board Certified Emergency Physician

As a nationally ranked triathlete, Dr Phillips has achieved the following athletic accomplishments:

  • 2004 USAT National Long Course Masters Champion
  • 2005 St. Croix Half Ironman Masters Champion
  • 2005 Ford Ironman World Championships finisher
  • 2004, 2007 USAT All- American
  • 2004, 2007 Ranked #1 Age Group USAT Southeast Region
  • 2008 member Team USA representing the United States
    at the ITU World Championships in Vancouver, BC

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