Vancouver Running Symposium
Expert Panel Debate:
Traditional Shoes vs. Minimalist Shoes: Where Science Meets the Road
On January 26, 2012 we hosted an entertaining and educational evening featuring a panel discussion on the role of footwear in running. Our highly qualified panel members each delivered a five minute presentation outlining their point of view.
Watch the videos of the presentation below; a brief bio of all the presenters is offered below the videos.
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And a big thank you to our sponsors who made this evening possible! Brooks, New Balance, Nike, Saucony, Ecco, Vibram, Merrell and Sitka Physio.
Part 1: Dr. Jack Taunton, MD & Adam Janke, BSc (Kin), C Ped(C)
Part 2: Dr. Joe Stern, Sports Podiatrist & Curb Ivanic, MS, CSCS
Part 3: Jon Teipen & Blaise Dubois, BSc, PT
Part 4: Panel Q & A; Three questions asked of the panel with their answers
Panel expert bios:
Dr. Jack Taunton, MD
UBC Allan McGavin Sports Medicine, Chief Medical Officer Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, completed 62 marathons (2:25 PR), founding member of Vancouver Marathon
Blaise Dubois, BSc, PT, RCAMPT
Owner PCN Physiotherapy clinics & TheRunningClinic.com, international lecturer on running injury prevention, consultant to Canadian Track & Field team
Adam Janke, BSc (Kin), C Ped (C)
Canadian Board Certified Pedorthist, Owner of Active Orthopaedic Inc, Core Running Coach, ultrarunner, works with athletes of all levels from recreational to elite
Curb Ivanic, MSc, CSCS
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, running coach, creator of Core Running, ultrarunner with a top 15 finish at both the Knee Knacker & Diez Vista ultras
Dr. Joseph Stern, Sports Podiatrist
Faculty member of Podiatry Dept. at Vancouver Hospital, consultant to SportmedBC Sun Run In Training program, expert in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Orthotics
Moderated by Dr. Jim Bovard, MD, Dip. Sports Medicine
Team Physician Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Venue Medical Officer Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, marathoner (12+ finishes), physician consultant to Vancouver Sun Run
Product line manager for the Brooks Pure project. Former collegiate runner.
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