THE SURFER’S ACADEMY

Health Symposium for Surf & Coastal Community

31st March 2018 – at Solscape 

 

The Surfer’s Academy marks the continuation of Surfing Medicine International’s outreach activities in the surf & coastal community – translating our mission to educate on health & well being.

 

The educational programme will be provided in the format of an interactive symposium with mini-lectures on the topics: Drowning & Water safety, Surfing Injuries & Prevention and UV related skin disease. See below the full preliminary program.

 

Solscape Eco Retreat is powering the event and official partner for the Surfer’s Academy in Raglan.

 

The event is open for all interested, age +14; Surfers, Bodyboarders, Kite & Wind Surfers, Lifeguards, medical professionals and all other water sport fanatics!

 

Limited seats register here: www.surfingmed.eventbrite.co.nz

 

Paddle out with us and learn how to stay healthy in the Surf!

 

Speakers:

Debbie Remnant: Osteopath based in Raglan, Conducted large research study on surfing injuries in NZ
Oliver Farley: Exercise Physiologist, Former Lead Exercise Physiologist at Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Strength and Conditioning coach: Aktive Pathway to Podium national athletes, Lecturer at Unitec – Sport
Dion van de Schoot: Emergency Medicine Doctor, Wellington NZ, co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor
Daymen Huband: Medical Doctor, preceding career in pre-hospital care as paramedic, specific interest in bystander rescue of Surfers
Britte van der Pouw: Dietician, specific field of interest around Sports Nutrition in extreme sports
Georgie Moore: General Practitioner, based in Porirua, specific interest in Mental health and well being
 
 

Preliminary Programme:

Start: 17:00 hrs
17:00 Whakatau/Opening
17:10 – 17:25 Drowning
17:25 – 17:40 Surfers as first reponders
17:40 – 17:55 Surf first aid
17:55 – 18:10 Skin Cancer prevention
18:10 – 19:10 Break
19:10 – 19:25 Chronic Injury prevention in surfing
19:25 – 19:45 High performance surfing and the Olympic Dream
19:45 – 20:00 Nutrition & Surfing
20:00 – 20:15 Surfer’s Shoulder
20:15 – 20:30 Mental health and surfing
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