BSMPG 2015 Summer Seminar - May 15-17th

BSMPG: Where Leaders Learn


  “If I can see further than anyone else, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of giants.”

In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 BSMPG invited the titans of Sports Medicine and Performance to Boston for three of the largest conferences of their kind, and many attendees left suggesting that BSMPG Summer Seminar might just be the best conference in the country! 

So naturally there was only one thing we could do.

We decided that in 2015 we would put together what would be arguably the best Sports Medicine and Performance Seminar in the WORLD - AGAIN!


BSMPG is proud to announce May 15-17, 2015 as the selected date for Sports Medicine and Strength professionals to descend upon Boston MA for another monster conference! We've searched the world over and are beginning to pull together a speaker set that will have professionals from around the globe scrambling for flights to Boston!

As we did in previous years, this seminar will be divided into separate educational tracks including a Sports Fusion Track (formally Hockey & Basketball), a Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Track, along with additional breakout learning opportunities throughout the weekend with of course four of the world's authorities on Health, Performance, and Sports Science addressing all of our delegates as Keynote Speakers throughout the weekend bringing each track together for four ground breaking lectures. Attendees may choose to stay within one track throughout the entire weekend or mix and match to meet their educational needs. Remember to save the date now - you won't want to miss another great summer seminar presented by BSMPG.




May 15-16, 2015: Annual Summer Seminar. 

Location: Campus of Northeastern University, Boston MA 

Agenda: Click HERE to see tentative schedule 

  *Updated 4.18.15; subject to change


May 17, 2015: The Catapult Performance Director Meeting.

*This is an invite-only event.  Please contact for an invite.

Click HERE for complete details


Cancellation Policy: Click HERE for full details


Register for the 2015 BSMPG Summer Seminar


Professional Registration - After March 1, 2015




Student Registration - Students will be asked to provide proof of current status




Combination Pricing - 2015 BSMPG Summer Seminar and 2015 Catapult Performance Directors Meeting

* email for invitation to the 2015 Catapult Performance Directors Meeting and to obtain special combination pricing.


Registration is now OPEN!


Seats will be limited!




Keynote Speakers Include:

SAPOLSKY  why zebras dont get ulcers big



Professor of Biological Sciences, Neurology, Neurological Sciences, and Neurosurgery, Stanford University 





Keynote Address: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease and Coping

A lecture on stress and where stress-related diseases come from.  It is based on Dr. Sapolsky's book by the same title.  


Robert Sapolsky is one of the world's leading neuroscientists, and has been called "one of the finest natural history writers around" by The New York Times. In studying wild baboon populations, Sapolsky examined how prolonged stress can cause physical and mental afflictions. His lab was among the first to document that stress can damage the neurons of the hippocampus. Sapolsky has shown, in both human and baboon societies, that low social status is a major contributor to stress and stress-related illness. He boils down the contemporary human's relationship with stress as follows: "We are not getting our ulcers being chased by Saber-tooth tigers, we're inventing our social stressors—and if some baboons are good at dealing with this, we should be able to as well. Insofar as we're smart enough to have invented this stuff and stupid enough to fall for it, we have the potential to be wise enough to keep [these stressors] inperspective." Sapolsky's study of stress in non-human primates has offered fascinating insight into how human beings relate to this universal pressure.






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Keynote Address: Realizing Tri-Planer Performance through the Respiratory Diaphragm

Breakout Session: The Lateralized Foot and Ankle Pattern and the Pronated Left Chest


James Anderson is an experienced clinician, clinical educator, professional presenter and human performance consultant with a diverse background in spine rehab, chronic pain management, gait integration, and sports performance enhancement. He has been a faculty member for the Postural Restoration Institute in Lincoln Nebraska for the last 15 years, but lives and has a clinic in St. George Utah called Summit Rehabilitation.  James received his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center after completing his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He was a member of the first class to receive the three-year post graduate certification in Respiration, Neurology, and Biomechanics through the Postural Restoration Institute. He sits on the Board of Certification and is Director of Affiliate Programs, taking the lead writing performance courses like PRI Integration for Baseball and PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. His other responsibilities with the institute include clinical research, program and course development, primary and secondary course instruction, mentorship, and both clinical and athletic performance consultation. Over the years, James has instructed and consulted with thousands of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, chiropractors and personal trainers across the country. Beyond his work as a clinical, rehab and performance educator, he has worked extensively as a biomechanical consultant with a wide range of athletes including athletes in MLB, NBA, WNBA, NFL, PGA, MLS, UFC, the US Navy Seals and across all sports in Men's and Women's NCAA Division I Athletics.

Al Smith






Keynote Address: Helping People Be Their Best: A Journey From Specialism To Systems Thinking

Breakout Session: Lost in Translation: The Appliance of Science in High Performance Sport

Al Smith is an experienced performance systems consultant who has performed a variety of roles in the UK Sport World Class system. Following an early career as a clinical scientist in the NHS, Al spent two Olympic cycles with the GB Rowing Team establishing a sports science support service that grew from a single-handed car boot operation to a programme that operated as an integral aspect of the preparation of athletes for major championship performance at both development and senior level.  He then moved into a system wide role as a training science consultant with the UK Sport Research and Innovation Team, exploring the individualization and optimization of training practices and delivering scientific performance solutions to a wide range of Olympic sports.  A subsequent role as Head of Talent Science at the English Institute of Sport involved a shift in focus to assist Olympic and Paralympic sports with the development of their performance pathways for future champions.  Having experienced a multitude of challenges faced by sports in implementing evidence based practices for athlete development, Al now offers consultancy services to help stakeholders across the sporting landscape incorporate emerging evidence for a holistic view of athlete development into their performance systems.

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Keynote Address: Sport: The Brain's Greatest Challenge?

As Professor of Human Brain Research at UCL, Vincent specialises in human brain stimulation and plasticity, supervising over 30 PhD students across a variety of diverse fields such as memory, dyslexia, time perception and decision making and stress in sport.

With over 20 years experience in Human Brain Research Vincent has, and continues to, serve on committees including the European Commission, The Royal Society, The Medical Research Council and the Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel (BBSRC). He currently holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship allowing him to spend 50% of his time supporting ‘real world’ research.

Published in scientific literature over 300 times, Vincent brings to the GSK Human Performance Lab significant academic expertise in human brain stimulation, learning, sporting performance, perception and sleep.

Vincent holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Manchester.

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Keynote Address: Canada Basketball - A Look Behind The Curtain

Round Table Discussion with the members of the Canada Basketball Performance Team 





SAM GIBBS is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Athletic Therapist. He is also a thesis candidate completing his Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O (M.P.)) diploma at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  Sam has worked with many athletes, both professional and amateur, and worked with national medical teams for a number of major international competitions including: Goodwill Games, Pan-Am Games and World University Games. He also worked with the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club as an Athletic Therapist and is currently Head Therapist of the Canadian Men's National Basketball Program.

As a Massage Therapist with the Truestar Health Team, Sam will be providing advanced approaches to treatment where he will utilize different manual and osteopathic techniques such as cranial-sacral techniques, myofascial release and visceral manipulation to help with the management of numerous medical conditions and health problems.


CHARLIE WEINGROFF is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He was most recently the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC. He is also Director of Clinical Education for the Vibraflex Whole-Body Vibration and Andante Medical, the makers of the SmartStep, mobile force plate. He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


ROMAN FOMIN: Dr. Roman Fomin holds a PhD in Physiology and is also an Associate Professor of Physiology. Dr. Fomin is a highly regarded, innovative, and analytical senior scientist. His research and laboratory management experiences include 15 years of extensive multi-disciplinary work in areas of electrophysiological and  biomechanical methods, surface and stimulation electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain and spinal cord, motion analysis, and electroencephalography. Dr. Fomin has a track record in designing breakthrough physiological methods and technologies for elite-level coaching, sports science and sports medicine. He is a co-founder of the Readiness and Windows of Trainability concepts designed to optimize the training process of Olympic and professional athletes to achieve the best results while avoiding negative side effects. Dr. Fomin has gone further and developed an innovative, practical approach of Predictive Modelling and Biological Optimization that allows for the creation of an optimal roadmap to high performance and success in sports. Additionally, he possesses proven skills in authoring scientific and educational articles and papers. He is also a Regular Member of the American Physiological Society and the European College of Sport Science.


Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor, Strength Coach, Author, Speaker, and Blogger for Paleo Magazine and Loren Cordain's prestigious He believes that diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors have the most profound impact on your overall health and performance. Marc is the author of The Paleo Project – A 21st Guide to Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, & Living Longer and currently serves as the Sports Nutrition Lead for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.

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Jason Meehan is a registered massage therapist, certified athletic therapist and certified athletic trainer who has worked with both professional and amateur athletes. He has worked at provincial, national and international games, in the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League, and with numerous NBA players. He is currently a therapist with the University of Toronto and the Assistant Therapist of Canada Basketball Senior Men's National Team. Jason provides advanced approaches to treatment utilizing various manual techniques, including cranial-sacral techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy and acupuncture to help with the management of numerous medical conditions and health problems. 


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** All speakers for the 2015 BSMPG Summer Seminar are subject to change due to unforeseen emergencies and/or natural disasters.

May 15th Seminar Attendee Social!

    May 15th Attendee Social - Planning has begun (and yes, it will be as awesome or better than last year)

BSMPG Social


Join seminar speakers and fellow attendees for an evening of socializing, networking, and continued learning opportunities.


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Continuing Education:

The Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.  Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity. 

This course will be awarded 13 hours of continuing education.

BOC Provider Number P8108

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Provider Number K1003



The course will be awarded 1.4 CEU's through the NSCA.


Approved Course

Approved for 5.4 CEU's