CCSS(Canada) 7th Annual Sports Conference

August 13, 2009
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 sports. 


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 patients. 



In addition to Dr. Armitage and Celebrini, the conference will feature:


  • Keynote 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; 


  • Dr. 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;


  • Dr. Gord Sleivert, prolific writer and vice president, sport performance, Canadian Sport Center (Pacific), former professor in kinesiology and sports physiology;    and
  • Kelly 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. 

Registration Information


Registration information, for this event, is available online at or by contacting the CCSS(C) office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Bill Neilson at 403-225-3842. 


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