Tentative Program Schedule

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 18:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception & Registration  

Wednesday, Decemeber 6, 2017

07:00 Guided Runs from Tri Academy - all abilities  
08:00 Breakfast & Registration  
09:00 Opening Remarks  
Tools to learn effectively and put research into practice
09:10 To believe, or not believe, the hype? Hear from Alex Hutchinson, a National Magazine and Award winning Journalist, on how to wade through the information minefield and determine what is good evidence based research vs. what is pseudoscience, who are the quackademics and who are the real experts vs. the self promoters? Alex Hutchinson
  Let's do this! Now that we can evaluate research and determine it's legitimacy, how do we take this research and put it into practice: A How to Session on Knowledge Transalation Pierre Nicolas Lemyre
Identifying Talent
  Keynote: Gold Medalists Coaches Malcolm Brown, Coach, British Triathlon & Iñaki Arenal, Spanish Federation
  The Great Britain Medalist Project: A review of the current knowledge on the development of the World's Best Sports Talent
Jean Côté is a Canadian author who participated in an in-depth study of 32 former Olympic athletes; 16 of which were super elite (Olympic Gold Medalists) and the other 16 were funded international athletes that did not medal.  This study comprehensively compared the multi-disciplinary biographies of serial medaling, super-elite athletes against those of other elite athletes. The quantitative and qualitative data revealed interesting patterns between super elite and elite athletes which will be discussed in this session.
Jean Côté
12:00 LUNCH  
13:00 Keynote Speaker: Talent Equilibrium
Hailing all the way from South Africa, Talent Identification Guru Ross Tucker will discuss his strategic and scientific approach to talent identification and management.
Ross Tucker
Working Sessions #1  Environmental Risks in Training: How to deal with challenges in training
  Altitude Training Robert Roach
  Training and Competing in the Heat  - Best Practices and protocols for dealing with heat stress in athletes Glen Kenny
  Pollution - Current evidence of pollution on acute and chronic health and performance  Mike Koehle
Working Sessions #2  Physical Risks in Training: How to deal with challenges in training
  Moving Beyond Counting Hours: How to calculate stress on an Athletes body - The realities of maximizing performance and adaptation without overtraining and overreaching. Dr. Carl Foster will discuss how to best understand training stress using both theory and the applied importance of periodizing plans.  How to predict overreaching using the most scientific method of determining "training stress" as opposed to counting hours. Carl Foster
  Understanding the 10 Major ECG Patterns TBA
  Overtraining Margot Mountjoy
Motivational Speaker

Mark Pollock helps people achieve more than they thought possible. It is tough to deliver world class performance. Your people won’t do it by chance. With a high-­impact catalyst you can help them act with the courage to make it happen. Mark Pollock is that catalyst. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games. In 2010 Mark was left paralysed after falling from a second story window. He is now exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery combining an innovative electrical stimulator over his spinal cord and a drug super-­charging his nervous system whilst walking hundreds of thousands of steps as the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionic robotic legs.

Mark Pollock

Thursday, Decemeber 7, 2017

07:00 - 08:00 Guided Runs from Tri Acadamey - all abilities  
08:00 - 09:00 BREAKFAST  
Optimizing Coach Performance
09:00 Using Motivation to Improve Athlete's Performance Pierre Nicolas Lemyre
  How Gender and Age Influence how you connect with your Athlete Camilla Knight
12:00 LUNCH  
  Mini - Oral Abstract Presentations - 3 mins per presenter  
Optimizing Physical Performance
  Managing the Full Injury Cycle: Prevent - Manage - Return to Play  
  Reduce your Risk - RED Syndrome TBA
  Bone Health - Stress Fractures TBA
  Manage & Return to Play Karim Kahn

Friday, Decemeber 8, 2017