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Cycling team doctors association formed

By:
John Trevorrow
Published:
July 26, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:34 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for July 26, 2007

A new association has been formed in American for cycling team's doctors, to be known as the...

A new association has been formed in American for cycling team's doctors, to be known as the American Association of Cycling Team Doctors (AACTD). The newly-formed association has began approaching doctors to join, announcing it's considering several activities to help further the development of doctors' skill sets.
"Our mission is to create an interdisciplinary collaboration of science and health care professionals that inspires excellence in the care of cyclists," the association's organisation committee's release stated. "We feel that the time is right (and the need perhaps urgent) for American sports scientists and health care professionals to organize and to be a proactive force for good in our sport. Our plan is to be as multi-disciplinary and inclusive as possible; towards that end, we're inviting doctors of all types (MD, DO, DC, PhD, OD, EdD, DPM, PharmD, etc.) to consider membership in AACTD."

Included in the list of proposed activities is an annual assembly which it says is "likely to be held in conjunction with the Tour of California or Tour of Georgia", educational and mentoring programs, seminars, CME activities, team placement assistance, anti-doping efforts, support of cycling medicine research and training camps.

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