The 2016 Australian Institute of Sport / Sports Medicine Australia Symposium took place on March 18 & 19, exploring the theme of ‘Silent Contributors to Illness, Injury, and Performance’. Given the calibre of presenters in attendance, I’ve been looking forward to this event for some time and I can safely say that the wait has been worth it!
Here are my sketchnotes from Day 1, including highlights from presentations by:
Brilliant to hear insights from Steve Moneghetti (@steve_mona) and have the chance to meet the great man. An icon in Australia, and rightly so given his remarkable contributions through his athletic career, his ongoing involvement in sport, and his passion for growing the people around him. Here are my sketchnotes from Steve’s address at tonight’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Science Alumni Event held at Deakin University.
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At last week’s Catapult Performance Workshop, Dr Darren Burgess (@darrenburgess25) was on hand to deliver an address to open the day’s proceedings. Darren spoke on the topic of “Making Sense Of The Data: For You And Your Coach”, a timely presentation given the staggering volume of data collected and the increasing use of sophisticated analytics in sport. Here are my sketchnotes from Darren’s presentation:
Over the years, I’ve had lots of interest in my sketchnotes and am always happy to share insights into my motivation to create and publish sketchnotes, as well as my process. To this end, I was honoured to be invited by the Deakin University Library (@deakinlibrary) to present as part of Deakin Scholars Week 2014 on sketchnotes as a science communication tool. Here are the slides from my presentation:
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How often do you get the chance to hear from two people whose lives have been devoted to one sport? Between David Parkin and Kevin Sheedy, these men have dedicated over 100 years (!!!) to Australian rules football. But these men are revered not only for what they’ve done for the sport, but how they’ve used footy as a vehicle to drive social progress. Below are my sketchnotes from the evening and a video of highlights compiled by Deakin:
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Recently, Grace Vincent (@PhDSleepy) delivered a podium presentation at SLEEP 2014 – the most prestigious sleep research conference in the world – where she presented findings from her PhD research examining sleep deprivation and firefighter physical performance. Grace is a great mate of mine and a fellow PhD student within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; her commitment to scientific integrity provides a benchmark for my own work. Here are my sketchnotes from her presentation:
On June 4th, Darren Burgess (@darrenburgess25) hosted a webinar for Sports Medicine Australia on the topic of load management. Darren currently leads the high performance program at Port Adelaide F.C. (Australian Football League), where he and his support staff have drawn deserved attention for their contributions to the team’s dramatically improved on-field performances. Darren’s presentation primarily recounted his experiences and lessons learned during his time at Liverpool F.C. (English Premier League). Thanks to Darren and Sports Medicine Australia for providing the opportunity to learn from a true leader in sports science and elite athlete performance! Here are my sketchnotes from the webinar:
This year’s Exercise and Sports Science Australia conference kicked off in fine fashion, with the opening keynote provided by Dr Michael Joyner from the Mayo Clinic. Mike’s talk was engaging, clear, but also forward-thinking. We know that physical inactivity is a problem of epidemic proportions, so what needs to be done is for us all – researchers, clinicians, policy makers, corporations, families, adults and children alike – to put our energies towards solutions. I found it refreshing to hear such a prominent scholar and physician proposing dramatic and large-scale interventions; if we are to reverse the damning inactivity trend, we need to aim high, think big, and integrate our actions across all sectors.
A great privilege to attend Tuesday night’s professional development session organised by Suki Hobson (@sukihobson), featuring Andy Franklyn-Miller (@afranklynmiller). Drawing from his wide-ranging experiences working with high performers in sport and in business, Andy shared his beliefs about what makes (and sustains) a world class performance team. Here are my sketchnotes from the evening. Thanks Suki and Andy for hosting an insightful session!
Workshops can provide some of the most informative and useful learnings throughout a conference, or at least that has been my experience so far. The opportunity to discuss and debate ideas in a small group on a well-defined topic is a recipe for success.
At this year’s Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, my PhD Supervisor Paul Gastin (@paulgastin) and I attended the “Publishing Your Work” workshop. The workshop was jointly-facilitated by Greg Kolt (University of Western Sydney), Kim Bennell (University of Melbourne), Evert Verhagen (Vrije Universiteit Medical Center Amsterdam), and Gordon Waddington (University of Canberra), all of whom have editorial involvement with prominent sports science and sports medicine journals such as the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. I took away some great insights from the session which I am pleased to share here (in sketchnote form, naturally), with permission from the workshop facilitators: