Schedule & Speakers

Annual Meeting Schedule & Speakers

Friday, February 25th

9:00-9:50- Meet and Greet with Molly Balfe
9:50-10:00- Opening Remarks
10:00-10:45- Keynote: Tim Durkin- Ultra Marathon Sports Medicine
11:00-11:45- Symposium: Kerry Winters-Stone & Kimi Daniel- Exercise and Cancer
11:45-1:30- Lunch- on your own
1:30-2:20- Bill Byrnes- PAC 12 Athlete Data- Hemoglobin & Performance
2:30-3:20- Symposium- Bill Byrnes & Jesse Goodrich- PAC 12 Athlete Data
3:30-4:15- Cisco Reyes-Vertical Jump Monitoring & Athlete Monitoring
5:00-7:00- TBD- Poster Session and Social- Appetizers and Drinks included.

Saturday, February 26th

8:00-9:00- Student Knowledge Bowl
9:30-10:15- Keynote: Andy Galpin- Academia & Social Media
10:30-11:15- John Halliwill- Recovery From Exercise: Vulnerable State, Window of Opportunity, or Crystal Ball?
11:30-12:15- Kelly Pritchett- Nutrition Considerations for Paraolympic Athletes
12:15-1:30- Lunch- On your own
1:30-2:20- Tim Durkin- Hands-On First Aid Session
2:30-3:20- Michael Lynch- ACSM Certifications
3:30-4:15-Business Meeting, Elections, Awards


Keynote Speakers

Tim Durkin, MD

Dr. Durkin is a board certified emergency & sports medicine physician. Dr. Durkin’s career began as a Search & Rescue volunteer, EMT and later paramedic. He is a graduate of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed emergency medicine residency at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia’s busiest trauma center, and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Florida - Go Gators! Since completing residency he has worked at large and small hospitals around the southwest, and been very involved with EMS, mountain search & rescue, and sports event coverage with a particular interest in remote endurance races. He is a responder with both the La Plata and San Juan County Search & Rescue teams, Medical Advisor to the San Juan National Forest, and Chief Medical Advisor for Base Medical, LLC - an innovative wilderness medicine and outdoor safety education company. He works clinically as a medical officer for the Indian Health Service serving the Navajo Nation, and as a public safety wellness physician for fire departments in southwest Colorado with 1582, LLC. When not working, he enjoys backcountry skiing and struggling to keep up with his wife mountain biking. Follow him on instagram @colorado_rescue_doc

Andy Galpin, PhD

Dr. Galpin is a full professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He aims to perform innovative and impactful human performance research by studying the acute responses and chronic adaptations of skeletal muscle (from the whole muscle down to the single-cell, molecule, & gene) to high intensity, power, or force exercise. Dr. Galpin also works directly with professional athletes from an array of sports such as MLB, UFC, NHL, Special forces Units, etc.


Cisco Reyes, PhD, CSCS*D

Cisco is currently an Associate Professor at Linfield University and is also the Graduate Program Director for Linfield's M.S. in Sports Science and Analytics. In addition to his academic duties, Cisco runs The RISE Lab, an athletic performance business focusing on using strength training to elevate and empower youth athletes. Cisco is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is an executive board member for the NSCA's Sports Science and Performance Technology Special Interest Group.

Michael Lynch, MS, RDN, ACSM-CEP, CDE, CHWC

Michael Lynch is Owner and Operator of Nutrition with Heart, a Nutrition and Lifestyle Wellness Company, Edmonds, WA, and is Chair of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist Committee for the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB). Michael currently serves on ACSM’s new Task Force for billing and reimbursement for ACSM-CEP’s as Qualified Healthcare Providers. As someone living with Type 1 Diabetes, Michael highly values the benefits of clinical exercise physiology in his own health and serves in promotion of the field so that all with chronic diseases may experience its benefits as well.

Kelly Pritchett, PhD

Kelly Pritchett is an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Central Washington University. As a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, she has consulted with both elite and collegiate athletes as well as with active individuals. While in college, she competed on the swimming and diving team at the University of Alabama. Pritchett serves on the leadership committee of the Academy's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group as the Education Coordinator, and served as a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Pritchett is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She has authored research articles for scientific journals and presented at regional and national conferences. Her current research interests include post exercise nutrition for recovery, vitamin D and the athlete, and energy availability in spinal cord injured athletes. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her three active boys.

John Halliwill, PhD

John Halliwill is a leading researcher on why blood pressure is lower after exercise and on the role of histamine in exercise responses. Throughout his career, Halliwill’s research has focused on identifying the hormonal, neural, or metabolic factors that are responsible for changes in the cardiovascular system during exposure to environmental and physical stresses. He has studied astronauts on the shuttle, helped elite and Olympic athletes prepare to compete in environmental extremes, and tested equipment for the US Marines. “We learn much more about the cardiovascular system when we challenge it. Just sitting around, we won’t know what it is capable of doing. Push it with a stress such as exercise or altitude, and we get to see how robust a system it is, we gain insight into what can go wrong, and we can catch a glimpse of what disease is all about. And as we say informally, but in all sincerity in the lab, ‘We’ve been stressing people since 2002’”. Halliwill earned a BS in Zoology from Ohio State in 1991 and a PhD in Physiology from Medical College of Virginia in 1995 before training in research at the Mayo Clinic. In 2002, Halliwill joined the University of Oregon’s Department of Human Physiology.