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The Menstrual Cycle and Exercise

2024

Online

By Raul Cosme Ramos Prado, M.Sc.; Monica Yuri Takito, Ph.D.; Ricardo Yukio Asano, Ph.D.; Marcus W. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., FACSM 

This course explores the impact of the menstrual cycle on psychological responses and exercise experiences, promoting individualized exercise prescriptions based on clients’ symptoms. Learn to better support your clients in the achievement of their goals by recognizing and understanding the impact of the menstrual cycle on exercise routines. 

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer-mediated Changes

2024

Online

Presented by Erin Talbert, Ph.D., and Ashley Freeman, M.S. 

Learn about changes in body composition in pancreatic cancer patients, including some new data suggesting sex differences in these changes.  

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Understand what we do and do not know about body composition and muscle mass in patients with cancer cachexia.  
  2. Discuss the heterogeneity of likely causes of body composition changes in pancreatic cancer patients.  
  3. Explore the implications of this heterogeneity. 

Sickle Cell Trait Risks: Safeguarding Team Sport Athletes

2024

Online

Presented by Susan Yeargin, Ph.D., ATC 

This course covers the pathophysiology and epidemiology of exertional sickling and the prevalence of sickle cell trait (SCT) in U.S. athletes. It also includes a discussion of current screening mandates.  

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify prevalence of SCT in team sport athletes using different screening options.  
  2. Summarize pathophysiological events of exertional sickling that can lead to death.  
  3. Compare and contrast research reporting sudden death due to exertional sickling in team sport settings. 

Cardiorespiratory Muscle Response to Chemotherapy & Exercise

2024

Online

Presented by Ashley Smuder, Ph.D., and Branden Nguyen 

This course explores how doxorubicin chemotherapy can impact cardiorespiratory system function and covers our current understanding of how exercise training may help limit these adverse effects. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Identify the mechanisms that promote cardiac dysfunction, muscle weakness and fatigue following doxorubicin chemotherapy treatment.  
  2. Summarize the current understanding of the protective effects of exercise to prevent chemotherapy-related muscle toxicity.  
  3. Explore preclinical versus clinical exercise outcomes related to exercise and cancer treatment. 

The Neurobiology of Physical Activity Motivation

2024

Online

Presented by Ayland Letsinger, Ph.D. 

This course covers the widespread issue of physical inactivity and the biology behind it. Dr. Letsinger will provide an overview of the biological promoters of physical activity and how wheel-running mice are an effective model for understanding these mechanisms. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Highlight the link between food and physical activity.  
  2. Introduce advanced techniques used in neuroscience.  
  3. Discuss the increased focus in neurobiology in kinesiology research and genetics. 

Fundamentals of Implementation Science and Exercise Oncology

2024

Online

Presented by Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., ACSM-EP 

This course covers the fundamentals of implementation science and discusses their importance in the field of exercise oncology, presenting research findings from real-world clinical implementation trials along with a summary of key next steps for the field. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the difference between traditional research and implementation research.  
  2. Recognize the value of including implementation outcomes in exercise oncology research to move the field forward.  
  3. Become familiar with key resources to help guide exercise oncology researchers to integrate an implementation focus into their work. 

Grip Strength, Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes

2024

Online

Presented by Elise Brown, Ph.D.  

Discover how low muscular strength is related to increased cardiometabolic risk, including type 2 diabetes; learn about how normalized grip strength cut-points can predict increased cardiometabolic risk and type 2 diabetes in different age groups; and find out about the effectiveness of acute and chronic resistance training in people with type 2 diabetes. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the relationship between normalized muscular strength and cardiometabolic risk, including type 2 diabetes.  
  2. Explain how normalized grip strength can be used to predict cardiometabolic risk in adolescents and young adults and type 2 diabetes in apparently healthy adults.  
  3. Examine the effectiveness of a single bout and long-term use of resistance training to improve cardiometabolic risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes. 

ASES and UKAD Webinar – What’s Your Role in Keeping Sport Clean?

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 12:00 - 13:30 BST

Online

In response to feedback from athlete support practitioners (ASP) and following a successful session at the BASES Annual Conference 2023, this webinar will make sense of how the World Anti-Doping Code impacts upon BASES practitioners as part of the global drive for integrity in sport.

Through scenario-based learning, remaining specific to ASP from across the Sport & Exercise Science field, the session will create a dilemma for the delegates. Using an interactive model of delivery, delegates will ‘vote’ on their preferred course of action and cumulative voting results will be shared through subsequent discussion, facilitated by the UKAD-accredited presenters.

Delegates will be invited to share the reasoning behind their ‘vote’ with the opportunity for all to contribute and debate as appropriate. This facilitated discussion allows for a real-time reflection period during the session, which ultimately encourages positive behaviour change around clean sport.

This 90-minute session will provide a forum to share experiences, hear best practice and discuss how to overcome challenges with specific focus around the role and responsibilities of ASP to uphold clean sport.

Webinar series by Dr Brian Hemmings – Developing Consulting Skills 1: Effective professional relationships in sport psychology

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 12:00 - 13:30 BST

Online

Developing consultancy skills is a key aspect of the BASES SEPAR. This webinar is aimed at prospective/current supervisees and supervisors with an emphasis on the process of developing and maintaining effective professional relationships with clients.

Discuss ways that target and evidence the SEPAR consultancy competencies (3.3.4) 

Identify practical ways of fostering an effective working alliance 

Assess the relevance of intrapersonal factors on interpersonal relationships 

Reflect on the needs of the recipients of support in applied sport psychology  

Describe critical factors in relationship building 

Evaluate ‘truisms’ in sport psychology relationships  

ICSESP Board Face to Face Meetings at the ESSA Conference in May

1-4 May

Sydney, Australia

The ICSESP Board will be coming together for a range of face to face meetings aligning with the Exercise & Sports Science Australia Research to Practice 2024 Conference 2-4 May, Sydney, Australia. Come along and join any of the open sessions to hear of the work of the confederation and ask any questions that you may have. The ICSESP Board members will be more than happy to chat at any time throughout the conference so come and introduce yourself.

Sessions include:

Wednesday 1 May

Morning – ICSESP Working Group Meeting (Closed)

Afternoon- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session A with invited Guests (Closed)

Evening – ICSESP Board social gathering with ESSA Board and Conference Invited Speakers

Thursday 2 May

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board attending the Conference Welcome Reception

Friday 3 May

Early Morning- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session B with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Americas)

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Lunchtime – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session C with stakeholder engagement (Open face to face)

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Asia, Africa and Europe)

Saturday 4 May

Morning – Conference Session ‘International Perspectives on the Discipline of Exercise Physiology’

Afternoon – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D (Closed) and Board Meeting

For more information on the ESSA Research to Practice 2024 Conference click below