Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport International



June 8-9, 2020      Kansas City, Missouri     Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza



The Sport Exchange Summit brings together a multidisciplinary audience to learn about the most unique topics affecting athlete health and sport integrity.

The only continuing education conference of its kind, allowing for all members of the athlete’s support team to share ideas and create positive change through the application of new information. The program is presented by respected speakers in each topic area and includes expert panel discussions to encourage questions and tailored learning opportunities.

The event provides ten hours of continuing education to certified athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians, sport dietitians, sport psychologists, and strength & conditioning specialists. Administrators, coaches, agents, league representatives, and other sport professionals are also encouraged to attend to exchange ideas, share best practices, examine trends, and learn about emerging issues and developments in sport.


“The Sport Exchange Summit was exceptional. I found that it addressed many of the issues our multidisciplinary team currently faces. The speakers were very thoughtful in their messages, ensuring they were actionable for those in attendance. I especially appreciate that they addressed some difficult but timely issues – from marijuana use and dietary supplements to inclusion, acceptance, and race in collegiate sports – the presenters hit them head on. So informative that I left with a to-do list.”

– Allen Hardin, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for Performance, Health, & Wellness at The University of Texas – Austin (2018 Attendee)



Here are the speakers and sessions from our 2018 Program.


SpeakerOrganizationSession Topic
Joi Thomas, Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance/SWAUniversity of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics

Generational Differences in Sports: Communicating with Today’s Athletes

The University of Texas Intercollegiate Athletics TeamThe University of Texas

The Team Behind the Team: What Works, What Doesn’t

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRDUnderstanding Nutrition/ Author of the Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders

Dr. Michael A. Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSMUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine

Sleep, Health, and Performance: Implications for Athletes

Dr. Christopher M. Bader, PhD, LP, CC-AASP, Counseling & Sport PsychologistUniversity of Colorado Boulder Department of Intercollegiate AthleticsSession 1:

Handling the Mental and Physical Aspects of Injury

Session 2:

Addressing Performance Anxiety in Athletes

Luis Perez, CSCS, RSCC, Assistant MLB Strength and Conditioning/Latin America Strength & Conditioning CoordinatorKansas City Royals

Considerations for Working with International Athletes

Katie Sowers, Seasonal Offensive Assistant CoachSan Francisco 49ersKEYNOTE:

Female Sport Professionals Working Within Male-Dominated Sports

Dr. Shanyn Lancaster, MD, Head Team PhysicianSun Devil Athletics, Arizona State University Health Services (Chief of Sports Medicine)Session 1:

Prescription Opioids in Sport: Use, Misuse, and Abuse

Session 2:

Panelist, Female Sport Professionals Working Within Male-Dominated Sports

Michelle Pujals, JDNational Basketball Association (NBA)

Panelist, Female Sport Professionals Working Within Male-Dominated Sports

Kathy Nelson, President & CEOGreater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation

Panelist, Female Sport Professionals Working Within Male-Dominated Sports

Dr. David Conant-Norville, MD, Vice President and Clinical DirectorMind Matters, P.C. Sports Psychiatry

Prescription Stimulants in Sport: Use, Misuse, and Abuse

Dr. Bryan Vopat, MD, Sports Medicine PhysicianUniversity of Kansas Health System; Assistant Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals

Managing Athlete Expectations and Pain After Injuries

Lara Gray, MS, RD, CSSD, Director of EducationDrug Free Sport

Dietary Supplements – A Sports Industry Update

Billy Bean, Vice President & Special Assistant to the CommissionerMajor League BaseballKEYNOTE:

A Conversation about Inclusion and Acceptance with Former Major League Baseball Player Billy Bean

Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD, LP, LAC, CC-AASP, Clinical DirectorDenver Women’s Recovery

Marijuana and Sport: An Update on Legalization and Performance

Mike Bahn, CSCS, RSCCFormer Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at U.S. Ski and Snowboard

Sport Technology & Data Analytics: Successful Integration into a High Performance Program

Floyd A. Keith, CEO – PPA (Planned Positive Attitude) ProfessionalMotivational Speaker; Executive Coach; Professional Development Coach; Diversity and Inclusion ConsultantKEYNOTE:

Race & Diversity in Collegiate Sports: Are we making progress?





Every Sport Exchange Summit is a professional development opportunity offering multidisciplinary continuing education credits for:

  • Physicians (CME)
  • Athletic Trainers (BOC)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Sport Dietitians (CDR)
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialists (NSCA and CSCCa)




The Sport Exchange Summit would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. If your company/organization is interested in sponsoring the 2020 event, please contact Lara Gray at moc.t1563531206ropse1563531206erfgu1563531206rd@ya1563531206rgl1563531206.


Sponsorship Levels Include:

  • Event Sponsor
  • Platinum Level
  • Gold Level
  • Silver Level
  • Bronze Level
  • Reception Sponsor
  • Meal Sponsor
  • Refreshment Sponsor
  • Lanyard Sponsor
  • Speaker Sponsor



2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

Event Sponsor


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