Prof. Emeritus Dr. Douglas B. McKeag, MD, MS, FACSM

Keynote Speaker

• Chairman of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine from 1999 – 2009
• OneAmerica® Professor Emeritus for Family, Sports and Preventive Medicine & founding Director of the IU Center for Sports Medicine
• ‘Founding fathers’ of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the United States

Dr. McKeag is honored to be named the 2015 AMSSM Senior Traveling Fellow and looks forward to travel to South Africa. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Family and Sports Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He also serves as Medical Consultant to OneAmerica Financial Partners , the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Indiana Schweitzer Fellows Program, a service learning program for professional students. He just completed co-authorship of the American Academy of Neurology’s comprehensive Position Statement on Concussion. He serves on the USLacrosse Sports Science and Safety and the Men’s Game Committee and was team physician for U-19 National Men’s World Champion Team.
Serving as a consultant to the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympic Committees, Dr. McKeag has also consulted with Princeton University, Bradley University, Kuwait University, Walt Disney Educational Services, Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, Clemson University, New York Giants, University of Louisville, Southern Illinois University and the Indianapolis Colts among others. He has served as the head team physician at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis [IUPUI]. Dr. McKeag has also been the Principal Investigator in numerous research grants totaling over 2 million dollars.
Dr. McKeag chaired the Indiana Arthritis Initiative – an outreach of the Indiana State Department of Health. In 2006, he was presented the State Health Commissioner Award for his service to the State of Indiana. He was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Health Care Reform Core Committee in 2008. In 2011, he gave the Distinguished Visiting Alumni Lecture for the College of Human College at Michigan State University. Dr. McKeag was bestowed the Essence of IUPUI Outstanding Faculty Award in 2009. Currently he serves on the boards of the Honduras ENLACE Foundation, OurHealth, Inc. and Community Healthplex Sports Club.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stephen Burns

keynote Speaker

Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Stephen Burns is an Associate Professor within the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University in the U.K. and has previously held posts at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the U.S. before coming to NTU. Dr. Burns’ research examines how exercise affects fat oxidation and metabolism. He is actively engaged in research collaborations with individuals in universities within Asia, Europe and the U.S. and works with industry partners.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Masato Kawabata

keynote Speaker

Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Masato has been interested in how physical activity affects physical and psychological well-being and human development. In the quest to find answers to that question, he has conducted extensive research on the optimal experience in physical activity settings. As an educator, he has been most interested in how practitioners (e.g., educators and coaches) can assist others in engaging constructively so that they can lead flourishing lives. He has used physical activity (e.g., exercise and sport) as a vehicle for fostering the principles of personal growth.

His research outputs have been published in respectable international journals (e.g., Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Journal of Sports Sciences, Motivation and Emotion). The study by Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Forero and Jackson (2007) was ranked first in the top-25 ‘hottest’ articles (most downloaded) of PSE, October-December 2007.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mike Climstein (FASMF, FACSM, FAAESS)

Conference Co-Chair

• Course Coordinator – Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology School of Health and Human Sciences – Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Qld, Australia)
• Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group, University of Sydney

Dr. Mike Climstein is an academic specializing in clinical exercise physiology and exercise/sport science. He is an Associate Professor at Southern Cross University. Mike has published 128 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 12 book chapters, 6 peer-reviewed conference papers, 110 conference presentations/abstracts and attained over $7 million in research funding. His academic and clinical accomplishments have been peer recognized having has been awarded fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS). Additionally, he is an Academic Editor for the Journal PeerJ, Editorial Board Member for Sports MDPI  and reviewer for numerous sports science and medical journals.  His current research involves surfing, skin cancer in surfers/swimmers/stand up paddle boarders, world master games/veteran athletes,  physiological monitoring of athletes and patients with smart textiles and assessing punching and kicking power in black belt martial artists.  Mike was recently recognized for academic excellence in teaching and research by Southern Cross University.


Dr. Ian Tim Heazlewood

Conference Co-Chair

Exercise and Sports Science Expert

Dr. Ian Heazlewood is an academic specialising in human movement, exercise and sport science for more than 25 years. He has also worked in private industry in health-related research. Extensive coach and research consultant roles for elite/high performance athletes, including past world champions, national and state champions and minor medalists across many sports and current national and state champions and minor medalists across many sports, especially masters athletics. These sports have included international master’s sports, athletics, rugby union, rugby league, weight/power lifting, squash, Australian and NSW BMX, Australian cricket and NSW and Australian Touch. Currently an NT high performance athletics coach and consultant to NT Athletics.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.

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