CCSS(Canada) 7th Annual Sports Conference
By Maria DiDanieli
August 13, Calgary AB – On Sept. 19 and 20, 2009, the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences – Canada, (CCSSC) will hold its 7th
Annual Conference. The theme of this
year’s conference will be “Emerging Trends in Sports Sciences”. The conference has been approved for nine
hours of continuing education (CE) credits in PEI, BC and Alberta with approval in other provinces pending
The conference will be held at
the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, in
Burnaby British Columbia.
The CCSS(C) is pleased to announce that Canadian
Olympic Gold Medalist (2006 Winter Olympics, Turin) Mr. Duff Gibson will be speaking at
the conference. Born in Vaughan, Ontario,
Gibson is a skeleton racer who achieved his medal at the age of 39 years
old. This makes him the oldest gold
medalist in Canadian winter Olympic history and the oldest individual gold
medalist in the history of the winter games.
Gibson will discuss the team, or integrative, approach to individual
The conference schedule includes an update on the
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics (VANOC) medical services by Manager of VANOC chiropractic
services, Dr. Robert Armitage and manager of medical services and therapy, Dr.
Rick Celebrini. Other seminar topics
will include “Trends in Training – The Evolution of Sport Specific Training” ,
“Functional Examination and Treatment – Beyond the Clinical Examination” and
“Biomechanics of Sport Techniques – Problems in Performance”. The conference will also include resident
rounds and poster presentations and the CCSS(C) Annual General Meeting.
There will be a Welcome Reception held on Friday,
September 19 from 6:30 – 8:00 for all conference attendees and speakers.
The conference will also feature a trade show with
exhibitors who offer a wide range of products for your practice and
In addition to Dr. Armitage and Celebrini, the conference
speaker, Dr. Ted Forcrum, diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of
Sports Physicians, Fellow of the
International College of Chiropractors and past member of the medical teams of various sports
events, including PGA tours and the Olympics;
Alan Wrigley, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies – bringing together the areas
of biomechanics, neuromuscular function, and advanced statistical analysis
– and coach educator in the areas
video analysis, implementation of technology, and knowledge of human
movement principles as they apply directly to their sport;
Gord Sleivert, prolific writer and vice president, sport performance, Canadian Sport Center
(Pacific), former professor in kinesiology and sports physiology; and
Forbes, former skeleton racer and skeleton team supporter as a kinesiology
and performance technologist, who is currently helping to prepare athletes
for the upcoming winter Olympic games.