Registration, Networking Breakfast & Tech Expo 7:30 — 8:30 a.m. Ballroom and Pavilion
Check in at the registration desk to get your dSports Summit program and other essentials for the day. Enjoy a delicious,
healthy breakfast while you explore the newest sports technology devices in our Tech Expo area.
Kickoff 8:30 — 8:40 a.m. Auditorium
A welcome from Dr. Mike Maloney, dSports Summit Chair and Chief of UR Medicine’s Sports Medicine Division.
The Olympic Ideal: How Athletes Prepare and Compete in the World Games 8:45 — 9:15 a.m. Auditorium
How do the best athletes in the world prepare their bodies and minds for the biggest event in their lives? Dr. William Moreau
leads the sports medicine efforts of the U.S. Olympic Committee and provides insights on how elite athletes harness their drive
and discipline for competition — and what we all can learn from them.
Mindfulness: Unlocking the Door to Your True Potential 9:15 — 10:00 a.m. Auditorium
What is mindfulness? How do you achieve it? What can it do for you? This session will answer your questions, and show
how practicing mindfulness can lead to better results and greater enjoyment on the playing field and throughout your life.
At the end of the session, Erica Denman will lead participants in a mindfulness exercise.
Moderator: Craig Cypher. Panel: Erica Denman, Ron Epstein, Shannon Walton, Kara Cusker.
Sleep: A Secret Source of Power 10:00 — 10:30 a.m. Auditorium
What does sleep have to do with your performance? Everything. It’s also essential to good health and sharp mental function.
Learn from Dr. Melissa Mallis the essentials of sleep: how much you need, how to develop good sleep habits and how to use high-tech devices to
monitor and improve the quality of your sleep.
Training for Top Performance 10:30 — 11:00 a.m. Auditorium
What gives the world’s most talented athletes an edge over their competition? Dr. Jason Batley knows. He has worked
with athletes representing more than 10 countries, and together they have earned more than 30 Olympic and
50 World Championship medals. He’ll explain how he designed his clients’ training regimens to achieve championship results.
Break 11:00 — 11:15 a.m.
Nutrition: A Winning Game Plan 11:15 — 11:45 a.m. Auditorium
Eat well, live well. Every athlete knows that nutrition is an important component in an overall training program, but not all
athletes are the same. Nutritional needs may change on training days, during practice and on game days. Our nutrition
panel will discuss what athletes should know about nutrition and how to put these principles into practice.
Moderator: Jeff Diveronica Panel: CJ Rapp, Jane Andrews, Liz Ruder, Gina Gianetti.
Wegmans Cooking Demo 11:45 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Ballroom
Watch Wegmans nutrition team and chef on how to prepare quick and easy meals and snacks.
Lunch & Tech Expo 12:15 — 1:00 p.m. Ballroom and Pavilion
Enjoy a healthy, tasty lunch and check out our sports technology innovators to get a first look at the devices that are changing the game.
- MC10, makers of wearable body sensors that capture health info and athletic potential
- CurAegis Technologies, creators of the myCadian™ watch that assesses circadian (sleep) rhythms and health data
- Karma Wellness Water, leaders in delivering nutrients to vitamin water at maximum potency
- InteraXon, developers of the Muse headband that guides and improves meditation
- Monroe County Sports Commission, non-profit sports organizer
- Foot Performance, creating custom footware and lower extremity orthopaedic support
- HELO, developers of the smart wrist band for health and fitness
- Aquacast, fastest growing waterproof cast liner for orthopaedic care
Keynote Speech 1:00 — 1:45 p.m. Auditorium
Jim Kelly, former Buffalo Bills quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer, shares his insights on what it means to be a champion in sports and
in life. From his championship seasons with the Bills, to the heartbreaking illness of his son, Hunter, to his own cancer battle, Jim has
endured with courage and conviction, and found inspiration in using his life to help others.
Physical Performance: How Technology is Advancing Training and Play 1:45 — 2:30 p.m. Auditorium
Wearable devices are helping athletes learn more about their bodies and how to train them. Our panel of coaches, trainers and athletes
will discuss the devices they use and the results they've achieved. Moderator: Scott Fitch. Panel: Marcia Callan, Ryan Callan, Dick Kaplan,
Eric Rozen, Lyndsay Stone.
Tech Demonstration: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 2:30 — 3:00 p.m. Auditorium
UR Medicine physicians Dr. David Mitten and Dr. Jeff Bazarian will demonstrate the advanced technologies they use in their research on
sports performance and treatment of injuries.
Break 3:00 — 3:15 p.m.
The Sporting Life: How Your Game Skills and Smarts Can Guide Your Future 3:15 — 3:45 p.m. Auditorium
Sports are an important part of life, but they're not the entirety of life. Former professional athletes Brad Thyroff and Leland Hardy are
friends who met on the tennis circuit — when Brad was the hitting partner for Venus and Serena Williams, and Leland was advising the
Williams family professionally. They'll share how they made the transition from professional sports into their current careers, and how
their athletic skills have influenced their career paths.
The X Factor: What Professional Scouts Look for in Winners 3:45 — 4:15 p.m. Auditorium
What are the qualities that take some athletes to the top? Professional scouts like Dan Panaggio are practiced at spotting the traits that
separate the champions from the rest of the pack. He'll share what he knows, and offer advice on how everyone, at every level, can
raise their game.
Closing Remarks 4:15 — 4:30 p.m. Auditorium
Dr. Mike Maloney will close the 2017 dSports Summit with a look at the future.Â He'll outline his vision for where today's advances in sports technology, data analysis and sports medicine will take us in coming years.