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MACEP 2010 Spring Meeting

Bridging the Gap: Clinical Exercise and Fitness
Saturday, April 10th from 8:30am - 3:45pm ....Sherman Auditorium, Shapiro Building....Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA


     This conference will provide practical information for healthcare professionals and students who need a working knowledge in the assessment and exercise prescription for diverse client population. Gain insight into exercise in clinical and fitness settings. Lectures will allow for didactic and interactive learning.

Target Audiences: Clinical exercise physiologist, health & fitness professionals, athletic trainers, allied healthcare professionals specializing in nutrition, nursing. Students.


Agenda:        5.0 CEUs provided

7:45 am


8:30 am


8:45 am

Carol Garber, PhD. Real Exercise for Real People: What's an Exercise Professional to do?

Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D, RCEP, FACSM, FAHA is Associate Professor of Movement Science and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. Her research focuses on the role of physical activity and exercise in prevention and treatment of chronic disease and promotion of successful aging. She has written over 70 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and currently serves on the Editorial board for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Her talk Real Exercise for Real People: What’s an Exercise Professional to Do? will highlight her work in chairing an ACSM writing group on this important topic.  

10:30 am


10:40 am

Michael Dansinger, MD Lifestyle Coaching for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Michael Dansinger, MD is an internationally recognized authority on dietary and lifestyle counseling for weight loss and prevention of obesity-related conditions. He hold multiple academic positions; Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, scientist at USDA Nutrition Research Center and serves as Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Editor for WebMD academic journal. His research on dietary counseling is well known. He is a sought after speaker for his insights and discussion as the weight loss and nutrition advisor for the NBC’s’ hit series “The Biggest Loser”. Dr. Dansinger will share his experience as lifestyle coaching practice for weight loss and diabetes reversal and prevention in his presentation entitled Lifestyle Coaching for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

11:30 am

MACEP Organizational Meeting

12:00 pm

Lunch on your own

12:50 pm

Heidi Duskey, CWC, CPCC Client Engagement—How to Facilitate Behavior Change

Heidi Duskey, MA, cWC, CPCC is a licensed Corporate Wellcoach with over 15 years of experience as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, program facilitator and fitness director. She is breaking new ground in the medical field, serving as a health coach for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty medical group in eastern Massachusetts. Her work as a coach focuses on improving clinical outcomes for patients with chronic medical conditions. In her presentation entitled Client Engagement-How to Facilitate Behavior Change she will provide practical strategies for working with diverse patient populations.

1:45 pm

Tim Crowley BS, CSCS, Pes Functional Movement Screening— Assessing your Client

Tim Crowley, BS, CSCS, Pes, has been a trainer, coach and elite triathlete for over 20 years. Tim is the Director of Fitness and Sports Performance at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club in Marlboro, MA. Tim owns TC2 Coaching and Training and works with numerous top level athletes. He is the recipient of the 2007 USA Triathlon Development coach of the year and 2009 Elite Coach of the year. Tim holds Elite Coaching licenses in cycling and triathlon, as well certification with USA Weightlifting, NSCA-CSCS and NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist. Tim’s presentation is entitled Functional Movement Screening-Assessing your Client.

2:35 pm


2:45 pm

Robert Berry MS, RCEP Primary & Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Robert Berry, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR is Manager of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Wellness at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Mr. Berry serves in leadership positions with AACVPR and CEPA among others. He will share his knowledge and experience of medically integrated health and fitness in his presentation entitled Primary & Secondary Prevention: Medical Fitness.