MSK Cycling Congress (Hosted by TMC Academy)

29 Oct 2022

Barcelona - Spain

3 EACCME CME Credits

Join MSK radiologists and passionate cyclists on October 29th for this special conference opportunity, a day filled with lectures on relevant sports injuries topics and cycling in Barcelona!

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Heading to Barcelona for this year's ISS meeting? Join us on Saturday, October 29th for an exciting morning of lectures and cycling! (Or join us even if you're not!)

Join MSK radiologists and passionate cyclists for this special conference opportunity, filled with a series of lectures on relevant sports injuries topics such as:

- Bike mechanics and associated injuries (F Labruto, lecturing remotely)
- Hot foot in cycling (M Cresswell)
- Handlebar Hazards - Neural Impingement of the hand and wrist (L Probyn)
- Morel Lavallee (T Hughes)
- Road Cycling Injuries (H Galloway)

*Final lecture agenda will be confirmed in the month prior

In addition to key lectures, we have integrated time specifically for a group cycling tour during the day (or alternatively free time for exploring Barcelona).

In order to fuel the tour, we will also enjoy networking over welcome breakfast, coffee, and lunch which are included in the experience. Exact dining locations will be confirmed later, but we aim to give you a great Spanish experience while you visit Barcelona!

More lecturers to be announced and programme will be adapted as new speakers and topics are confirmed.


If you have any questions about the programme or practical arrangements, feel free to send us an email and we are happy to help!

In memoriam

Richard de Villiers

This cycle congress was ideated by Dr. Richard de Villiers, TMC Academy lecturer, dedicated MSK sports injuries radiologist, and cyclist, who sadly died unexpectedly while cycling in July 2022. To honour him and his legacy in the world of sports radiology and cycling, we will hold this congress with the speakers that he chose.

As a takeaway, participants will also gain access to CME-accredited recordings of lectures Dr. de Villiers previously gave with TMC Academy.

Programme will include

  • Lectures on key topics by MSK radiologists
  • Spanish breakfast, group lunch, coffee breaks
  • Cycling tour (Bike rental facilitated by TMC Academy)
  • Access to additional lectures


  • Mark Cresswell M.D.
    Vancouver, Canada

    Musculoskeletal Radiologist at The University of British Columbia Mark is director of the St Paul's Hospital musculoskeletal fellowship, with a sub-special interest in imaging and treating sports injuries, as part of the University of British Columbia’s academic complex where he is Clinical Associate Prof, and in addition is director RSNA Global Learning centre in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He did his undergraduate training in anthropology and medicine in South Africa, initially specialising in anesthesia, including pain management before moving to do his radiology residency at St Mary's Hospital in London, UK and musculoskeletal fellowship in Oxford, UK. He moved to Vancouver in 2007, and had great fun co-managing imaging at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010. He still likes to get involved in "real" medicine, and has been actively involved with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 20 years, and works on Whistler ski patrol.

  • Linda Probyn M.D.
    Toronto, Canada

    Dr. Probyn is an Associate Professor and Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the University of Toronto. She is the past Program Director and now the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medical Imaging and the current Chair of the Specialty Committee for Diagnostic Radiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has interests in ultrasound, sports injuries, trauma, osteoporosis and arthritis as well as teaching and education, including the use of ultrasound simulation. She has published several scholarly articles and presents her work and teaches at many National and International conferences.

  • Tudor Hesketh Hughes M.D.
    San Diego, United States of America

    Tudor Hesketh Hughes M.D., FRCR is Professor of Clinical Radiology at the Department of Radiology at University of California, San Diego. From July of 2010 till Feb 2020 he was the Radiology residency program director. He trained as a physician in the UK, at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, part of the University of London, attaining MB BS in 1984. He then went into a Surgical training program at the Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset, where he attained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1988. He then switched to Radiology training and joined the program at The Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospital, again both part of the University of London, attaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) in 1991. Fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Radiology was at the University of California at San Diego in 1992/3, staying on for an extra year as junior faculty. Dr. Hughes then traveled to the country of his birth to work as a Radiologist at both the Christchurch Hospital (public/University of Otago), and in practice with the Christchurch Radiology Group in New Zealand. Seven years later he returned to join the faculty at UCSD. Dr Hughes has authored numerous papers, written many chapters and co-authored the textbook “Skeletal Imaging” with John Taylor and Donald Resnick. Dr. Hughes is principally interested in Clinical Radiology and teaching, and has lectured extensively around the World on his specialty of Musculoskeletal Radiology. He also has interests in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and runs the DEXA and bone biopsy divisions of the bone section. He is the founder and sole author of, the UCSD musculoskeletal web site. In 2013 he was selected the UC San Diego Attending Physician of the year.

  • Howard Galloway M.D.
    Canberra, Australia

    Howard has spent 45 years behind bars as a racing road cyclist. He has enjoyed modest success at local and national level and has tested himself at international level in masters competition. In more recent years he has cycled extensively in Europe and has his spiritual cycling home in northern Italy around Lake Como. Living in the Australian cycling hotbed of Canberra he has been fortunate to ride and be friends with several generations of international level cyclists. In his spare time as a musculoskeletal radiologist he was the honorary radiologist for the Australian Institute of Sport and a founding member of AMSIG. He was the founding Chief Radiologist at Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar and was on the medical staff for the Sydney Olympics. Most recently he provided Xray screening at the UCI world championships in Australia as part of the technical team.

  • Fausto Labruto M.D. Ph.D.
    Noosa, Australia

    Associate professor of radiology, director of emergency radiology & director of TMC. Fausto Labruto is originally from Italy, where he completed his medical studies. He obtained his PhD in traumatology at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he later became Associate Professor of Radiology. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters within the field of Emergency Radiology and former Head of ultrasound at a major Swedish hospital. For the last six years he has headed the Emergency Radiology team at Telemedicine Clinic. His main interests are vascular and abdominal emergencies, as well as whole body trauma.


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Saturday - October 29th 2022
07:30 - 08:00 (GMT +0200) Group breakfast and introductions
08:00 - 08:45 (GMT +0200) Hot foot in cycling Lecture Mark Cresswell
08:45 - 09:30 (GMT +0200) Handlebar Hazards - Neural Impingement of the hand and wrist Lecture Linda Probyn
09:30 - 09:45 (GMT +0200) Break Break
09:45 - 10:30 (GMT +0200) Morel Lavallee Lecture Tudor Hesketh Hughes
10:30 - 11:30 (GMT +0200) Road Cycling Injuries Lecture Howard Galloway
11:30 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Cycle tour + lunch (optional)

Torre Mapfre

Designed by Íñigo Ortíz and Enrique de León on the occasion of the Olympics in 1992, Torre Mapfre is one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona, due to its height -154 meters (505ft) height, distributed in 44 floors, as well as its unique location by the sea at Vila Olímpica.

The fellowship will be held on the 33rd floor where the TMC offices are located, complete with a gorgeous view of the entire city.

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Carrer Marina, 16-18
08005 - Barcelona Spain

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellations
For cancellations made up until 6 weeks prior to the course, the participant will be fully reimbursed.

For cancellations made after 6 weeks, TMC Academy offers flexible transfer of paid registration fees, meaning that in the unfortunate event that an attendee cannot make it to Barcelona (for Covid-19 related reasons or other), they may simply transfer their credit to the next session (or to any combination of TMCA training programme(s) or subscriptions equivalent to the same price). Please note that this flexible transfer option is available until 1 day prior to the course.

TMC Cancellation

In the unlikely event that TMC Academy must cancel the fellowship (for Covid-19, force majeure, or other reasons), registrants will be offered the option of flexible transfer or full reimbursement.

TMC Academy will not be responsible for travel or accommodation affected by cancellation by either party. We recommend attendees to book flexible travel whenever possible.