Keynote & Conference Speakers


Keynote Speakers

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APNM – President’s Lecture

Dr. Chelsea Pelletier, University of Northern British Columbia:

Wheeling from the lab to community: exercise science knowledge translation for people with physical disabilities

Despite a plethora of evidence on the benefits of physical activity, one of the biggest challenges facing population health is the translation of evidence into community programming. Addressing this knowledge to practice gap may be a particularly effective strategy to support physical activity for clinical sub-populations facing increased barriers to physical activity.

Using the career and work of Dr. Audrey Hicks, I will present a case study of knowledge translation of exercise science research for people with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. This research spans exercise trails on the benefits of physical activity, the development and evaluation of population specific guidelines, to the creation and ongoing sustainability of specialized community programs.

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Health and Fitness Professionals Annual Lecture:
In Honour of Gord Sleivert

William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA:

Exercise Recovery: Mechanisms, Technology and Interventions

In exercise and sports competition, recovery from the associated stress is paramount for subsequent training or competition.  The proverbial chase for understanding the processes as well as interventions to enhance this phenomenon has been the goal of research for over a half century. It has become well known that recovery is highly dependent upon the mechanisms that create a highly specific “fingerprint” of the “stressor” involving its disruption of structural and bioenergetic elements in the human organism.   From neurological to morphological aspects, exercise and competitive stress presents a wide array of differential effects that can vary due to gender, training level, and genetics. Interventions including, training progressions, behavioral changes, nutritional, mechanical and neurological approaches have been studied to illuminate strategies for enhancing the recovery processes.  This has provided today’s world of sports and exercise scientists even greater complexity in examining how to use this array of recovery technologies or “tools” when working with different populations of fitness enthusiasts and athletes. The use of multiple approaches and individualized needs have further complicated decision making procuresses.  This lecture will take a look at this world of recovery physiology and some of the many decisions exercise and sports science professionals now have to consider when looking at this important area of practice in exercise and sports science.

John Sutton Memorial Lecture

Mark Tremblay, Phd, CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

Back to the Future: moving forward by looking back

Consistent with Dr. John Sutton’s adventure-seeking and iconoclastic abilities and personality, this presentation will chronicle my quest to understand temporal trends in movement behaviours through a variety of time-travel techniques. This presentation will take us on an anthropological journey to try and understand the catalysts, enablers and accelerators of lifestyle transitions that have culminated in modern living. We will visit Old Order Amish and Mennonites, sub-Saharan Africa, countries from around the world, and sci-fi simulations.

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