CSEP Professional Development Day – Toronto, ON

Over six insightful sessions, we’re inviting some of the industry’s leading professionals to present on a variety of topics related to the application of exercise physiology and personal training strategies across age, sport and clinical conditions.

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  • CSEP members: $150 + tax
    Non-members: $175 + tax

    Registration includes lunch and a nutrition break

A $30 CDN administrative fee will apply to all cancellations until June 7th. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

Meet the speakers:

Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, PhD, MD, BPE
McMaster University, Exerkine Corporation

Improving the body composition index (BCI) with exercise and nutritional interventions as we age

Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and the Director of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Clinic at the McMaster University Medical Centre. He is the founder, CEO and CSO of Exerkine Corporation. Dr. Tarnopolsky holds an endowed chair from McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation in neuromuscular and neurometabolic genetic disorders. His research focuses on pharmacological, nutraceutical and exercise therapies for neuromuscular and neurometabolic disorders, aging, obesity and other disorders that affect the mitochondria and muscle function.

Sam Eyles-Frayne
Wilfrid Laurier University

Early Exit Epidemic: How athletes who skip appropriate exercise progressions, limit their ceiling for performance and end up sidelined with injury (Collegiate to Pro/Olympic)

Sam Eyles-Frayne is the Coordinator of High-Performance Strength and Conditioning at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has a proven track record of working with athletes from a wide variety of sports. Eyles-Frayne worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario for nearly four years, with a focus on working with Cycling Canada’s track sprint and endurance athletes. She also assessed, designed, and implemented strength and conditioning programs for Ontario-based international-level basketball, figure skating, synchronized swimming, and beach volleyball athletes.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD
University of Waterloo

Exercise progressions and practical tips for those living with Osteoporosis

Dr. Lora Giangregorio is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo and a Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. She leads the Bone Health and Exercise Science Lab (BonES Lab), conducting research on physical activity for older adults and people with osteoporosis. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Osteoporosis Canada, with whom she collaborates on initiatives to improve patient and healthcare provider education. Dr. Giangregorio was on the leadership team that developed the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines and she led the Exercise Working Group for the forthcoming Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention in Canada.

Kevin Iwasa-Madge,
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Sport Nutrition Approach for Athlete Development and Assessment

Kevin Iwasa-Madge is a Sport Nutritionist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, working with Ontario Cycling and Cycling Canada. He is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ISAK – Level 2 Accredited Anthropometrist, and a High-Performance Certified Member of Sport Scientist Canada. Kevin has nearly a decade of experience as a college professor and has worked with a variety of sports at the provincial and national level, and is also a former member of the National wrestling team, adding valuable first-hand experience to his expertise in the field.

Dr. Amy Kirkham,
PhD, P.Kin, ATTH
University of Toronto

Exercise prescription for cancer survivors

Dr. Amy Kirkham is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiovascular Health at the University of Toronto. She is an Affiliate Scientist with the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Heart and Stroke Foundation National New Investigator. Kirkham’s research program aims to characterize the intersection of cancer, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease in women and to develop lifestyle interventions.

Ryan MacDonald
Toronto Metropolitan University

Objective and Subjective Indicators of Fatigue in Sport (from USports to Olympics)

Ryan MacDonald is the Manager of Sport Performance at Toronto Metropolitan University. He supports varsity teams, athletes and staff in achieving exceptional performance levels. With nearly 20 years of experience, including leadership roles at the Rio and Tokyo Olympics, Ryan is able to contextualize sport performance within a sustainable, equitable and long-term approach that aligns with strategic and operational plans.

These PD days are such great learning opportunities – a wonderful way to connect with the fitness professional community, to learn new things, and to stay in the know about all things CSEP!

Calgary PD Attendee, March 2023

I am really glad I attended the CSEP PD Day! It was a great value for the price, and it was wonderful to be able to network with other professionals and interact in person after so many virtual events the past 3 years.

Calgary PD Attendee, March 2023

I am so happy I attended the CSEP PD Day. I made some great connections with others in the field and got to learn updated research and techniques. 

Calgary PD Attendee, March 2023

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