Surfer’s Academy – Community Health Symposium
Symposium on Health & Performance for surf & coastal community – The event is open for all interested welcome, age +14; Surfers, Bodyboarders, Kite & Wind Surfers, Lifeguards, medical professionals and all other water sport fanatics!
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 Elite Training & Performance. See below the full preliminary program.
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.
Medical Doctor, preceding career in pre-hospital care as paramedic, specific interest in bystander rescue of Surfers
Medical Doctor, specific interest in nutrition and health of Surfer’s athletes.
Britte van der Pouw
Dietician, specific field of interest around Sports Nutrition in extreme sports
Physiotherapist, interest in prevention and treatment of Surfing Injuries, day-day practice with Surfers, Hutt Valley
Dion van de Schoot
Emergency Medicine Doctor, Wellington NZ, co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor
Start: 14:00 hrs
14:10 – 14:25 Drowning
14:25 – 14:40 Surfers as first responders
14:40 – 14:55 Surf first aid
14:55 – 15:10 Skin Cancer prevention
15:10 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 15:45 Chronic Injury prevention in surfing
15:45 – 16:20 High performance surfing and the Olympic Dream
16:20 – 17:40 Nutrition & Surfing
17:40 – 18:00 Surfer’s Shoulder
Paddle out with us and learn how to stay healthy in the Surf! Register below!!