Detailed Programme

#RSNlive17 – Tue 12/09/2017

9:00-9:10 – Opening Address

Keith Professor Keith Stokes (University of Bath) 


9:10-10:10 – Better, Faster, Stronger: Innovation in rugby training

Session Chair: Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath) 
James B.jpg 9:10-9:30 – Dr James Betts (University of Bath) 

“Protein and recovery”

Alex A.jpg 9:30-9:50 – Dr Alex Attack (St Mary’s University)

“Understanding differences in place kicking technique: Implications for performance and training”

Sean W.jpg 9:50-10:10 – Dr Sean Williams (University of Bath) 

“Modeling the load-injury relationship: Latest evidence and future directions”


10:10-10:45 – Teaser Trailers: What’s to come in rugby research

Session Chair: Dr Polly McGuigan (University of Bath) 
10:10-10:15 – Mark Atkinson (PhD student – University of Bath)

“What do talented youth rugby players, injury and physical development have in common?”

10:15-10:20 – Nick Dobbin (PhD student – University of Chester)

“The validity of a rugby-specific Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test for assessing match-related running performance”

10:20-10:25 – Tom Mullen (PhD student – University of Chester)

“The influence of stochastic movement patterns on external and internal load measures during simulated rugby league match play”

10:25-10:30 – Stephen West (PhD student – University of Bath)

“Training load and injury risk in English professional Rugby Union”

10:30-10:35 – Patrick Carden (PhD student – Exeter University)

“Exploring biomechanical risk factors for lower limb injury in professional Rugby Union.”

10:35-10:40 – Dr Madi Davis (University of Oxford)

“Health and osteoarthritis after rugby”


10:45-11:00 – Coffee break


11:00-12:00 – Hot Takes: Expert discussion of current headlines

Session Chair: Dr Simon Roberts (University of Bath) 
Craig-Twist.jpg 11:00-11:15 – Prof Craig Twist (University of Chester) 

“Conditioning rugby players to meet the challenges of competition: Are we getting it right?”

Mike H 11:15-11:30 – Dr Mike Hislop (World Rugby)

“8 lessons learned from developing the Activ8 injury prevention exercise programme”

Richard Bryan.png 11:30-11:45 – Richard Bryan (RPA) 

“Lift the weight campaign”


12:00-12:55 – Tackling Injury: The latest evidence around player safety

Session Chair: Dr Dario Cazzola (University of Bath) 
Ezio P 12:00-12:15 – Dr Ezio Preatoni (University of Bath)

“The effect of tackling technique on the biomechanical loading experienced by Rugby Union players”

Danielle S 12:15-12:30 – Dr Danielle Salmon (New Zealand Rugby)

“The new Rugby Smart: Expanding from coach and referee education to players, health care providers and the wider rugby community”

Ken_Quarrie.png.jpg 12:30-12:45 – Dr Ken Quarrie (New Zealand Rugby) 

TBD


12:55-13:00 – Closing Address

Professor Keith Stokes (University of Bath) 


13:00-14:00 – Lunch break


14:00-17:00 – Injury Load Workshop

(CB 5.13 – The Chancellors’ Building)

Sean W.jpg Dr Sean Williams (University of Bath) 
Dan W Dr Dan Weaving (Leeds Beckett University)

This workshop will explore and discuss the current best-practice approaches for each stage of the athlete monitoring cycle; from collecting, storing, and cleaning workload data, to analyzing and making informed decisions. This will be a hands-on workshop, with the opportunity to apply the latest techniques to your own data. This workshop will be ideally suited for both practitioners and researchers involved in workload monitoring.


 

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