Friday, April 27, 2018

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. Registration opens Applied Health Sciences (AHS) atrium
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening remarks AHS 1689
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote presentation – Ron Zernicke AHS 1689
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee break and poster viewing, sponsored by Northern Digital (NDI) AHS atrium
10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Session A – Kinesiology @ work - Chair: Steve Fischer, Speakers: Jack Callaghan, Tammy Eger, Mike Holmes AHS 1689
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session B – Fundamental discoveries - Chair: Joe Quadrilatero, Speakers: Stu PhillipsKevin ShoemakerRichard Staines AHS 1689
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch, poster viewing and tours AHS atrium
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session C – Recovery and rehabilitation - Chair: Lora Giangregorio, Speakers: Brad McFadyen, Marina MourtzakisErika Nelson-Wong

AHS 1689
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session D – Exercise, nutrition and health - Chair: Russ Tupling, Speakers: Heather KellerRobert RossLawrence Spriet, AHS 1689
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break and poster viewing AHS atrium
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Future of Kinesiology – Panel discussion - Chair: Howie Green, Speakers: Krista Crozier, Steve Fischer,  Lora GiangregorioMaureen MacDonald

AHS 1689
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Social AHS atrium
6:00 p.m. Banquet Federation Hall (FED)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

You will select the workshops you wish to attend after you register for the conference.

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration AHS atrium
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductory remarks AHS atrium
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Workshop one Various locations
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break AHS atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop two Various locations
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch AHS atrium
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) Annual General Meeting – OKA Members only AHS 1689
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Workshop three Various locations
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break AHS atrium
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop four Various locations
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) meet and greet AHS atrium


Session A – Kinesiology @ work

  • Chair: Steve Fischer, University of Waterloo
  • Jack Callaghan, University of Waterloo, "From sitting and standing to the theory of everything (ergonomics)"
  • Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, All shook up: A look at changing ergonomic hazards for mobile equipment operators"
  • Mike Holmes, Brock University

Session B – Fundamental discoveries

  • Chair: Joe Quadrilatero, University of Waterloo
  • Stu Phillips, McMaster University, Muscle matters: Advice for gym goers and mere mortals"
  • Kevin Shoemaker, Western University, Learning the language of the autonomic nervous system"
  • Richard Staines, University of Waterloo

Session C – Recovery and rehabilitation

  • Chair: Lora Giangregorio, University of Waterloo
  • Brad McFadyen, Laval University, "Anticipatory locomotor adjustments and the assessment of executive dysfunction following brain injury"
  • Marina Mourtzakis, University of Waterloo
  • Erika Nelson-Wong, Regis University – Denver, Colorado, "Breaking down the barriers in our understanding of low back pain"

Session D – Exercise, nutrition and health

  • Chair: Russ Tupling, University of Waterloo
  • Heather Keller, University of Waterloo, Food and exercise; leading the way to resolving aging syndromes:
  • Robert Ross, Queen’s University, Cardiorespiratory fitness as a vital sign: A role for kinesiologists in health care settings"
  • Lawrence Spriet, University of Guelph

The future of kinesiology panel discussion

Chair: Howie Green, University of Waterloo, distinguished professor emeritus, Speakers:  Krista Crozier, incoming Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) president, Steve Fischer, University of Waterloo, Lora Giangregorio, University of Waterloo Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University,


Human anatomy review - Applied Health Sciences (AHS) 3683

Come and see our brand new School of Anatomy laboratory facilities. Explore anatomy of the limbs and trunk using six cadaveric donors and our extensive collection of prosected specimens. Lab coats and gloves will be provided.

Innovations in ergonomics – an introduction to digital human modeling using Santos - Applied Health Sciences (AHS) 3686

This 75-minute session will provide you with hands-on experience with the new digital human modeling tool Santos® Lite. Through this introductory module you will learn the basics of posturing a digital human model, and will walk-through a case example using the Arm-Force-Field, a new, and more valid way to estimate population strength capabilities for a job task. 

Innovations in low-cost sensors and wearable technology to assess balance, gait and long-term activity monitoring in the community - Toby Jenkins Applied Health Research Building (TJB) 

Innovations in wearable technologies and sensors are transforming the way clinicians assess mobility and how their clients can track their own progress. With so many commercially available options on the market, it can be challenging for clinicians to know which products will be best to suit their needs and provide trustworthy data. By demonstrating what ‘gold standard’ measures are being collected in kinesiology research labs and comparing those to commercially available products, this workshop aims to provide clinicians with some feasible and portable tools they can implement in their practice to collect objective, quantitative and valid data to assess balance, gait and activity monitoring.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests (CPET) and interpretation - AHS 3688

Demonstration: Demonstration of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2) assessment using treadmill and cycle ergometers, the Vmax Encore breath by breath system and blood lactate sampling

Interactive Discussion: 

  • Determination of VO2peak, max heart rate, max ventilation, respiratory exchange ratio, ventilatory threshold and blood lactate response
  • Exercise Prescription using directly measured VO2 and heart rate.  Illustrate how the results can be used to develop individualized training programs for healthy adults : Long Slow Distance, Pace/Tempo, Interval (HITT) and Reps (SIT)
  • Exercise prescription based on predictive or estimated VO2

Practical tips for exercise assessment and programing for cancer patients: Lessons learned via UW WELL-FIT - Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion (LHI) 1602

Presentation: Special considerations for program design for participants with cancer and cancer related side effects.

Hands on practical session: Demonstration and teaching tips on: choosing assessments, proper exercise modifications and form with emphasis on safety considerations. Dress prepared to participate.

Too much sitting? Myths, the media and mitigating exposure without compromising musculoskeletal health - location to be announced

Too much sitting is now recognized as a public health concern with the office workplace identified as a key setting in which to address this ubiquitous behaviour. However, workstations that permit postural variation are often installed with minimal or no guidance in regard to appropriate use or frequency of postural shifts between sitting and standing. There is anecdotal evidence that incorrect installation and use of height adjustable workstations may induce musculoskeletal problems. Based on the accepted practice of job rotation, sitting and standing appear to complement each other providing gross changes in posture. How this rotation is achieved can dramatically impact the low back pain responses of individuals. With individuals who develop acute transient pain to standing having a 300% higher likelihood of becoming future low back pain clinical cases. Changing positions often, even if total sitting time is not reduced, can result in health benefits, including reduced low back pain. This workshop will provide the attendees with the knowledge and skills in making recommendations for safe use of standing workstations.

Utilizing mental performance skills in kinesiology practice - BMH 1005

This session will provide you with an introduction to applied sport psychology and cover the core mental skills used by mental training consultants that help improve performance. This session will also highlight the applicability of using mental performance skills within specific populations/contexts (e.g., injury rehabilitation, exercise, and program adherence) and discuss ways to assess and integrate mental skills into daily practice while working with your client population.

OKA meet and greet - AHS atrium

Enjoy some light refreshments and network with members of the OKA board of directors and fellow kinesiologists from across the province at the 2018 education day meet and greet.