Medical Symposium

The Medical Team is currently reviewing the possibility of a Medical Symposium for the 2016 Hotter’N Hell Hundred.

2012 Medical Symposium

The Hotter-N-Hell Hundred (HHH) “Science of Cycling” Symposium returns this year with an outstanding itinerary of topics from top professionals in the field.  The 2012 edition is once again a free offering to interested participants in the HHH road ride.  Once again, the symposium is directed by Midwestern State University Professor of Exercise Physiology, Dr. Frank B. Wyatt.  Dr. Wyatt will introduce the symposium with opening remarks on the “Science of Cycling: What does this mean?”  In addition to the director’s duties, Dr. Wyatt will also be presenting on two topics: 1) “Laboratory Tests for Cyclists: Validity and Application to the Field” and; 2) “Training Applications from Physiological Data”.  One of the head-liners for this year’s symposium is the HHH Medical Director, Dr. Keith Williamson.  Dr. Williamson will be presenting on the “Medical Management at the Hotter-N-Hell Hundred”.  Joining Dr. Williamson in presenting will be Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, Dr. Jason Winchester.  Dr. Winchester presentation is titled, “Resistance Training for Endurance Performance: Integration of Training”.   Additionally, a returning presenter is Midwestern State University alum and Assistant Director of Recreational Sports & Student Wellness, Mr. Randy Canivel.  Mr. Canivel will present information from his research titled, “Helping Hands: The Physiological Effects of Hand Grip During Cycling.”  Finishing the program is Dr. Christopher Wong, Orthopedic Surgeon from Arlington, TX.  Dr. Wong will be presenting on “Cycling Injuries of the Knee”.  This year’s line-up for the 2012 Edition of the “Science of Cycling” Symposium once again will provide participants with a wide range of topics specifically associated with the sport of cycling.

The HHH Science and Medicine in Cycling Symposium has gone through a series of changes since being launched in 1987 as the HHH Heat Seminar. Each year, the symposium attracts physicians, nurses, cycling researchers, professional cyclists and enthusiasts to present and to listen to presentations regarding the science of cycling including physiology, hydration, training and minerals. The symposium also presents ongoing research made at the HHH by HHH Medical Director Dr. Keith Williamson and Dr. Lawrence Armstrong of the University of Connecticut

The symposium takes place from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Multi-Purpose Events Center amphitheater. Simplified in 2010, the symposium no longer accepts registrations, or offers accreditation to students or health care professionals.

The event is organized by Dr. Frank Wyatt, an MSU professor in exercise physiology, and features six to ten presenters doing 20 minute or so presentations and allows for questions and answers from audience members.

            The symposium is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Dr. Wyatt at