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BASES Conference 2019 Programme

Programme and speakers subject to change

Day 1 - Tuesday 19th November 2019
07:30-08:45 Exhibitor set up
09:00 Registration and drinks
09:50 Opening address


Invited keynote: Translating science to coaching in performance sport

Professor Carl Foster, University of Wisconsin, USA

11:00-11:30 Poster viewing, exhibition and refreshments
11:30-12:30 Parallel invited symposia

Physical activity and heart health: cardiovascular adaptation and sudden cardiac death

Dr David Oxborough, LJMU and Dr Sanjay Sharma, St George's, University of London

"Lab to field" athlete testing workshop: applications of cycle-based exercise for team sport athletes sponsored by Wattbike 

Speakers TBC

Health and mental wellbeing in performance sport: an inter-disciplinary approach

Dr Andy Kirkland, University of Stirling, Dr Hayley McEwan, University of the West of Scotland and Dr Paul Gorczynski, University of Portsmouth

12:30-14:00 Lunch, poster discussions and exhibition
14:00-15:30 Parallel free communication sessions
15:30-16:00 Exhibition and refreshments
16:00-17:00 Parallel invited symposia
Biomechanics of wheelchair mobility: elite athletes and clinical populations

 Prof Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey FBASES, Loughborough University and Dr Florentina Hettinga, University of Essex
‘Green exercise’: the influence of environment on physical activity, health and wellbeing

Prof Keith Davids, Sheffield Hallam University and Dr Valerie Gladwell, University of Essex
Wearable technology - friend or foe?

Dr Grant Abt FBASES and Dr John Toner, University of Hull

Nutrition, supplement use and prohibited substances in sport: issues, challenges and potential solutions

Irene Riach, Sportscotland Institute of Sport and Liam Jefferson, UK Anti-Doping

17:15-18:00                BASES Annual General Meeting
19:00 Gala drinks reception
19:30 Conference dinner
Day 2 - Wednesday 20th November 2019


Registration and drinks

Parallel 5 slides in 5 minutes free communication sessions 

10:00-11:00 Parallel invited symposia

Rugby World Cup 2019 special:the role of the sport scientist in player development and preparation for elite team sport competitions

Dr Martin Roderick, Durham University and Jon Clarke, England Rugby

Exercise for osteoporosis – a new expert consensus statement with recommendations

Dr Katherine Brooke-Wavell, Loughborough University and Prof Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University

Placebo effects in sport

Prof Chris Beedie, University of Kent and Dr Fabrizio Benedetti, University of Turin

11:00-11:30 Poster viewing, exhibition and refreshments
11:30-13:00 Parallel free communication sessions
13:00-14:15 Lunch, poster discussions and exhibition
14:15-15:15 Parallel invited symposia

Exercise and health psychology: innovative intervention strategies to improve health and psychosocial outcomes

Prof Catherine Sabiston, University of Toronto and Prof Amanda Daley, Loughborough University

Biomechanical analysis of walking behaviour and gait patterns: research, impact and implications

Dr Brook Galna, Newcastle University Clinical Ageing Research Unit and Siobhan Strike, University of Roehampton

Exercise and immune function in elite athletes

Prof Neil Walsh, Bangor University and Dr Lettie Bishop, Loughborough University

Multi-disciplinary approach to supporting athletes and exercisers with relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)

Dr Nicky Keay, Durham University and Renee McGregor, independent practitioner

15:20-16:20 Invited keynote: Is it possible to shift the curve of sport and physical activity participation?

Professor Mike Weed, Canterbury Christ Church University and Sarah Ruane, Sport England
16:20-16:30 Awards announcement and closing address