Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport

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Sport Exchange Summit 2018

June 11-12, 2018, Kansas City, MO


Eventbrite - Sport Exchange Summit



Multidisciplinary Sport Audience:

The Sport Exchange Summit 2018 aims to bring together certified athletic trainers, coaches, sport dietitians, sport psychologists, strength & conditioning specialists, team physicians, administrators, agents, and other personnel to exchange ideas, share best practices, examine trends, and learn about cutting edge developments in sport.

Our program is presented by respected speakers in each topic area and includes expert panel discussions to encourage questions and tailored learning opportunities.



Learning Objectives:

At the close of the Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize current, pressing topics affecting athlete health and performance at all levels of competition.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities in creating a more collaborative (versus competitive) professional environment within sports organizations to enhance player development, health, and performance.
  • Consider the significance and psycho-social relevance of race and diversity, LGBTQIA, prescription and recreational drug abuse, drug-testing, and other concerns for athletes within today’s sports organizations.
  • Describe the importance and impact of building a collaborative sports medicine and performance family that includes sports nutrition, sports psychology, and effective player engagement.


2018 Registration & General Information: Andrayana Getchell, CMP, Executive Assistant to the President/Office Manager
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2018 Program and Speakers: Lara Gray, MS, RD, CSSD, Director of Education
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2018 Sponsorships: Mark Bockelman, Vice President of NCAA Drug Testing
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Cancellation Policy:

Drug Free Sport will offer a full refund of registration fees through Friday, March 31, 2018.  Cancellations received between April 1 and May 1, 2018, will receive a refund less a $100 service fee.  Cancellations received after May 1, 2018, will not receive a refund.  Cancellations will be accepted in writing only.  No shows for an event will not receive a refund or credit towards future events.  All refund requests must be made by the registered attendee.  Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used, no later than 30 days after the cancellation request in writing has been received.  Substitution of registration is permitted prior to Friday, June 1, 2018.  Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. 

Please send written cancellations or substitutions requests to Andrayana Getchell at moc.t1508470238ropse1508470238erfgu1508470238rd@ll1508470238ehcte1508470238ga1508470238 or fax to +1 816-285-1433.  Drug Free Sport reserves the right to cancel an event.  If Drug Free Sport cancels an event, registrants will receive a full refund.  Drug Free Sport will not be responsible for reimbursement of any participant’s expenses related to the cancellation of an event.



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Day One – June 11, 2018

TimeSessionTopic (click to view session description)
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 AMWelcome
8:15 AMGeneral SessionGenerational Differences in Sports: Communication with Today’s Athletes (1 CEU)
9:15 AMBreak
9:30 AMKeynoteThe Team Behind the Team In Action: What Works, What Doesn’t (1 CEU)
10:40 AMBreakout SessionsBreakout 1: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Athletes with Disordered Eating (1 CEU)
Breakout 2: Sleep Science
(1 CEU)
11:50 AMTeam Talks (Speed Breakouts)Breakout 1: Handling the Mental and Physical Aspects of Injury
(0.5 CEU) Breakout 2: Considerations for Working with International Athletes (0.5 CEU)
12:20 PMLunch
1:30 PMKeynoteFemale Sport Professionals Working Within Male-Dominated Sports (1 CEU)
2:40 PMTeam Talks (Speed Breakouts)Breakout 1: Addressing Performance Anxiety in Athletes (0.5 CEU)
Breakout 2: Prescription Opioids in Sport: Use, Misuse, and Abuse (0.5 CEU)
3:10 PMBreak
3:30 PMTeam Talks (Speed Breakouts)Breakout 1: Prescription Stimulants in Sport: Use, Misuse, and Abuse (0.5 CEU)
Breakout 2: TBA (0.5 CEU)
4:05 PMGeneral SessionDietary Supplements – A Sports Industry Update (1 CEU)
5:05 PMDay 1 Concludes
5:30pm- 7:30 pmReceptionComplimentary Hors d’ourves and refreshments

Day Two – June 12, 2018

7:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AMAnnouncements
8:10 AMGeneral SessionLGBTQIA Athletes: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion (1 CEU)
9:15 AMTeam TalkMarijuana and Sport: An Update on Legalization and Performance (0.5 CEU)
9:45 AMBreak
10:00 AMGeneral SessionSport Technology and Data Analytics: Successful Integration into a High Performance Program (1 CEU)
11:05 AMKeynoteRace & Diversity in Sport (1 CEU)
12:15 PMClosing Remarks


Please click on the Speaker Name or Session Topic to view details.


SpeakerOrganizationSession Topic
Joi Thomas, Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance/SWAUniversity of Minnesota Intercollegiate AthleticsGenerational Differences in Sports: Communicating with Today’s Athletes
The University of Texas Intercollegiate Athletics TeamThe University of TexasThe Team Behind the Team: What Works, What Doesn’t
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 RoyalsConsiderations for Working with International Athletes
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

Dr. David Conant-Norville, MD, Vice President and Clinical DirectorMind Matters, P.C. Sports PsychiatryPrescription Stimulants in Sport: Use, Misuse, and Abuse
Billy Bean, Vice President & Special Assistant to the CommissionerMajor League BaseballLGBTQIA Athletes: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD, LP, LAC, CC-AASP, Clinical DirectorDenver Women’s RecoveryMarijuana and Sport: An Update on Legalization and Performance
Mike Bahn, CSCS, RSCCFormer Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at U.S. Ski and SnowboardSport 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 ConsultantRace & Diversity in Sport


Speakers are currently being confirmed for remaining topics. Please check back for updates prior to the event.




Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s Mercy Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Drug Free Sport is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are eligible for 10 Category A CEUs for attending the Sport Exchange Summit. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.’


 10 hours of continuing education will also be requested for Strength and Conditioning coaches (NSCA and CSCCa), Sport Dietitians(CDR), and Sport Psychologists (APA).



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