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Anne L Hart

Anne Hart

Anne L Hart, PT, PhD, Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona, USA since 1997 began with sports in the Paralympic Movement in 1978.  She received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physical Therapy from University of Central Arkansas in 1977, Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Physiology from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1985, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Occupations Education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1994.  Dr Hart worked with recreational and elite athletes in wheelchair basketball, swimming, athletics, and wheelchair rugby.  She has been a National Classifier for United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) since 1989 and an International Classifier for International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) since 1999. She served as a wheelchair rugby classifier and Chief Classifier at multiple World Championships and Paralympic Games and as IWRF Head of Classification 2004-2010. During her tenure as Head of Classification, she initiated a classification system review and research efforts to improve wheelchair rugby classification. Dr Hart became a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Committee in 2004, served as Chair of IPC Classification Code Working Group from 2005-2007 and as Chair of the IPC Classification Committee since 2010.

Saturday 21 July, Hall 1, 17:00 -17:45 - Classification - Conceptual models

Bruce Kidd

Bruce Kidd




Bruce Kidd is a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Bruce teaches and writes about the history and political economy of Canadian and international sport. He has authored or edited ten books and hundreds of articles, papers, lectures, plays and film and radio scripts.  His most recent book, co-edited with Russell Field, is Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008: ‘To Remember is To Resist’(Routledge 2010). As a volunteer, he currently chairs the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport and the Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment Team Up Foundation. He was one of the founders and chairs of Commonwealth Games Canada’s International Development through Sport Program, which conducted programs of broadly based development in some 22 African and Caribbean Commonwealth countries. He initiated the University of Toronto’s partnership with the University of Zambia on strengthening teacher preparation in physical education to enhance preventive education about HIV/AIDS. In 2007, he coordinated a series of literature reviews for International Working Group on Sport for Development and Peace that has shaped the policies of the United Nations. In 2004, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Saturday 21 July, Clyde Auditorium, 17:00 - 17:45 - Impact of sport for development

Claude Bouchard  





Claude Bouchard is Professor and Director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds the John W. Barton Sr. Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition. His research deals with the genetics of adaptation to exercise and the genetics of obesity and its comorbidities. He has authored or coauthored more than 1000 scientific papers and has written or edited 35 books. He is a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium since 1996. In 1994, he became an Officer of the Order of Leopold II of Belgium, in 2001, a member of the Order of Canada, and in 2005, a Chevalier in the Ordre National du Quebec. Dr. Bouchard received Honoris Causa Doctorates from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1998, the University of South Carolina in 2009, the University of Guelph and Brock University in 2011, and the University of Ottawa in 2012. Prior to moving to the Pennington Center, he was on the Kinesiology Faculty at Laval University, Quebec City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Nutrition, the American Heart Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Friday 20 July, Lomond, 08:30 - 9:15 - Genetics and sports performance

Dr Colin Fuller

Dr Fuller worked as a manager in the chemical and electricity generation industries for 25 years in various roles related to risk management. He subsequently pursued an academic career at Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham Universities focussing on research in risk management in professional sport. Since 1995, he has been a consultant to various national and international sports organisations, including Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Football Association, International Rugby Board, Rugby Football Union, UKSport, International Tennis Federation, and British Horseracing Authority. Dr Fuller’s main research interests relate to the management of injury risk in professional sport and, in particular, the epidemiology of sports injuries in football and rugby, with special emphasis on player safety. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Fuller has been a member of FIFA’s Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) since 1998 and has collaborated with F-MARC on numerous research projects since then. Since 2007, his main focus has been the development and implementation of the FIFA ’11 for Health’ programme. This programme is currently being implemented in 10 African, 2 Latin American and 2 Pacific Island countries.

Thursday 20 July, Clyde Auditorium, 14:15 - 15:30 - The Olympic health legacy

Hilary Ross

Hilary Ross is the 2012 Programme Director for NHS London (London’s Strategic Health Authority) where she works as part of the senior public health team.  She is responsible for the NHS preparations for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which includes health services planning, emergency preparedness, and public health.  She also provides leadership for an ambitious health legacy programme which is using the Games as a catalyst to drive improvements in NHS systems and support the delivery of a range of health improvement goals across London. Previously Hilary has worked for the Department of Health leading the health elements of the GLA Bill through parliament, and in Brighton & Hove Hilary led regeneration and health improvement programmes including a healthy living centre as part of a flagship neighbourhood renewal initiative.  She has recently completed a research project reviewing the approaches taken to manage alcohol misuse at previous Olympic Games.    

Thursday 20 July, Clyde Auditorium, 14:15 - 15:30 - The Olympic health legacy

Dr. Peter Terry

Dr. Peter Terry is Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, a registered psychologist, and formerly Psychology Coordinator at the Queensland Academy of Sport. Over the past 28 years he has provided psychological support to more than 1,000 international and professional performers. Including London 2012, he has worked as a sport psychologist at nine Olympic Games, 18 World Championships, 30 World Cup competitions and many other major international events. Peter is author of almost 200 publications, including four books, 20 book chapters, and 60 peer-reviewed articles. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Sport Medicine Federation and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He served as President of the APS College of Sport Psychologists from 2002-2006, and was the 2011 recipient of the APS Colleges Award of Distinction.  He is currently President of the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology. In the distant past he played sport at representative level in rugby, football and track and field, sky-dived with the Red Devils, competed in the British bobsled championships and ran a three-hour marathon. He has now migrated to golf and tennis, both of which he confesses to playing badly.

Sunday 22 July, Lomond, 17:00 - 17:45 Citrus altius fortius: If only it were that easy

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper is professor of sport science at the Freie UniversitätBerlin,Germany. She has authored and co-authored over 350 publications in sport science, sport pedagogy, and adapted physical activity and sport for persons with a disability. Dr. Doll-Tepper is former President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), a world organisation of currently more than 300 national and international organisations and institutions of sport, sport science and physical education. She is the former President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and the former Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee Sport Science Committee (IPCSSC). Dr. Doll-Tepper is an Invited Fellow of theEuropeanCollegeof Sport Science (ECSS). Since 2006 she is Vice-President of the German Olympic Sport Confederation and since 2007 she is Chairperson of the German Olympic Academy Willi Daume. In 2005 she received a doctor of laws honoris causa from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 2008 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She was awarded with several prestigious international and national awards, including the FIEP Gold Cross of Honor of Physical Education, the Jürgen Palm Award and the Paralympic Order of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Friday 20 July, Clyde Auditorium, 17:00 -17:45 - Governance and policy

Professor Richard H. McLaren

Professor Richard H. McLaren is a Professor at Western University Canada. His research interests include alternative dispute resolution. Professor McLaren has extensive practical experience as a commercial lawyer and a labour and commercial arbitrator and mediator. He is actively involved in the adjudication of sports related disputes at both the amateur and professional level. As a member and Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), he has arbitrated key sport cases throughout the world. As an Ad Hoc Panel Member of CAS, Professor McLaren has participated in five Olympic Games during which he resolved disputes pertaining to anti-doping, athlete eligibility, and intellectual property rights. Professor McLaren is a member of the Anti-Doping Panel for the International Cricket Council and is currently the President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal.

Sunday 20 July, Lomond, 08:30 -09:15 - Biological passport of the athlete from the juridical point of view in doping control

Dr. Robert Sallis





Dr. Sallis is a Past-President of theAmericanCollegeof Sports Medicine (ACSM) and currently chairs Exercise is Medicine™, a joint initiative of ACSM and the American Medical Association.  He is a family physician practicing at Kaiser Permanente inFontana,California,USAand serves as co-director of their sports medicine fellowship program. He also chairs the Science Advisory Committee for the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Dr. Sallis received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his Medical Degree fromTexasA&MUniversity.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine atKaiserPermanenteMedicalCenterinFontana,CA, where he served as chief resident. He is the head team physician at Pomona College and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.  Among his professional awards, he received the 2008 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the 2009 Leonardo da Vinci award for international leadership in sports medicine from the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (FMSI) and the 2011 Citation Award from theAmericanCollegeof Sports Medicine.

Monday 23 July, Clyde Auditorium, 17:00 -17:45 - Exercise is medicine: Realising the health benefits of physical activity

Rosa López de D’Amico





Professor at Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL) – MaracayVenezuela. Bachelor Teacher in Foreign Languages and a Bachelor in Physical Education - Major: Sport Specialist. Master in Education. Major: Teaching Literature in English. PhD Doctor of Philosophy and the Ewing Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Sydney). Prior to the academic career, experiences as competitor, coach, judge and administrator in artistic gymnastics. Chair of the International Committee for Sport Pedagogy and Editorial Board Advisor for the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE); Vice President of the International Society for Comparative Studies in Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES); Vice President of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW); President of the Latin America Sport Management Association (ALGEDE); Secretary for the Latin American Association for Socio Cultural Studies (ALESDE). Coordinator of the research center: Studies in Physical Education, Health, Recreation Sport, and Dance (EDUFISADRED). Recipient of the national academic award for academic research given by the Venezuelan universities (CDCHT) in 2007 and the State Academic Award (Fundacite 2008). Adjunct professor at West Virginia University. Publications in Spanish, English and French. Editor of the journal ‘Actividad Física y Ciencias’ and editorial board member of several journals.

Sunday 22 July, Clyde Auditorium, 17:00 -17:45 - Pedagogies for the 21st century teaching and coaching

Stuart Willick





Stuart Willick, M.D. is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Medical Committee.  He is also a team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, US Speedskating, and the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.  In 2002 he served as Medical Officer of the Salt Lake City Olympic/Paralympic Village Polyclinic.  His research focus is on sports injury epidemiology and injury prevention. 

Friday 20 July, Lomond, 17:00 - 17:45 - Special topics in Paralympic sports medicine

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