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Own the Podium    —Media invited to attend cutting-edge interactive workshops, November 16-18—

CALGARY—More than 200 of Canada’s top sport scientists, researchers, medical professionals, executives and coaches will gather in Calgary, November 16-18, for the 11th annual Own the Podium SPort INnovation (SPIN) Summit.

Designed to merge the art of coaching with the science of sport in an effort to push the limits of performance at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, SPIN is Canada’s cutting-edge symposium for professional development and networking in the areas of applied sport science, sport medicine, and innovation.

The annual conference, which combines experts from around the globe, is themed “Generating Performance Solutions” in 2016. Media are invited to attend the conference, which will include one full day of applied workshops at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, which will provide hands-on performance enhancement opportunities at the world-leading facility located at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.

Some of the more interactive and visual workshops include:

Complete Schedule:

Thursday, November 17

9-10:15 a.m.       Body-Fixed Sensors for Swimming Performance Analysis        U of C Pool (Dr. John Barden)

10:40-11:55 a.m.  Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging: Diagnostic & Theraputic         Winsport Clinic (Dr. Arun Gupta)

10:40-11:55 a.m.  Wild Wild West – Cooking with Alberta Beef & Game Meet     Winsport Kitchen (Karin Schmid)

1:10-2:25 p.m.    Moxy Monitor: Applications of What We Do/Don’t Know            Winsport CSI Lab (Erik Groves)

1:10-2:25 p.m.    Utilzing Nuerofeedback Platforms in Teams (women’s soccer)  Winsport Rm 1 (Alex Hodgins)

Friday, November 18

10:45-11:55 a.m.  Tom Brady is Wrong Too: How Health and Fitness Gets Twisted  Westin Hotel (Timothy Caulfield)

3:05-4:05 p.m.    Reflections of Rio – Maintaining Wrestling’s Olympic Legacy          Westin Hotel (Carol Huynh/Leigh Vierling)

Media are also encouraged to join conference participants at The Westin for the Dr. Gord Sleivert Young Investigator Awards and social on November 17. Young Canadians submitted dozens of innovative abstracts prepared to have an impact on high-performance sport to SPIN Summit organizers. Five students will make presentations with the goal of winning one of three $1,000 educational grants. Designed to recognize students committed to a career in sports medicine, science and innovation, the award was created in honour of Dr. Gord Sleivert who passed away in 2012 while working with Swimming Canada at the Olympic and Paralympic trials in Montreal.

The SPIN Summit will remain at The Westin, November 18, for a number of plenary sessions.



Chris Dornan                                                                                                   

Own the Podium                                                        

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