INVITED SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pr. Joanne DONOGHUE,
PhD. ACSM-CEP

Associate Professor

• Director of Clinical Research

 Associate Professor

Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Health Care Center

Center for esports research and medicine

Managing Esports Health: It’s more than just exercise

Gaming has exploded at such a rapid pace in the past few years, it is no wonder the scientific community has had a hard time keeping up! It appears every corner of the market wants to be involved in esports and player health. Esport health goes beyond just sitting less and exercising more. This talk will begin with the common injuries and health concerns of esport athletes and delve into the myths versus the science. Topics discussed will include: (1) Where the science of esport health currently stands and where is it lacking compared to other competitive sports; (2) How the health of esport athletes impacts the industry as a whole, and (3) The future direction of research on the health of the esport athlete.

December XX, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Ismael PEDRAZA-RAMIREZ

Associate Professor

• PhD Candidate and Performance coach

Performance Psychology Department

German Sport University in Cologne

Rogue Esports

Shifting the Perspective in Esports: Lessons learned while building well-being in high-performance teams

My work in esports is guided by a scientist-practitioner approach, in which my research work focuses on better understanding the interaction of cognitive and psychophysiological factors on esports performance while informing my applied practice. Additionally, I am a specialist in sport and exercise psychology, working with esports players and coaches at the highest level of performance. This work aims to optimize performance while developing health and well-being approaches. Consequently, drawing from my combined work in science and the field, I will present insights that I have gathered throughout the years. I will provide examples of the different strategies implemented to get the buy-in from players and coaches. Those successful and less successful approaches that I use to optimize health and performance. Lastly, I will share my understanding of how to bridge the gap between theory and practice that contributes to the day-to-day in both fields. 

December XX, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Joanne DI FRANCISCO-DONOGHUE

Associate Professor

• Center for esports medicine

 New York Institute of Technology

 Managing Esports Health

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December XX, 2021 at 2:00 pm

PANEL OF EXPERTS

Esports & Physical Health

December 9, 2021
ACADEMIC

Dr. Lindsey “GamerDoc” MIGLIORE

Esports Medicine Physician

Faculty Associate for the NYIT Center for Sports Medicine

Wellness & Performance Consultant for Evil Geniuses

Founder of GamerDoc

Executive Director of Queer Women of Esports

Co-Editor of Handbook of Esports Medicine

PROFESSIONAL

Dr. Caitlin McGEE, PT, DPT

Co-owner/Performance and Esports Medicine Director at 1HP

Co-founder of the Esports Health and Performance Institute

Associate Editor, Annals of Esports Research

Co-Editor of Handbook of Esports Medicine

PRO-PLAYER

Jacob “Jake” LYON

Former Overwatch proplayer

Coach for OWL Team Houston Outlaws

MODERATOR

Dr. Seth E. JENNY

Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, US

Esports Nutrition

December 9, 2021
PROFESSIONAL

Anton “Foxy1” MIHAILOV

LEC Team Chef

Rogue Esports

ACADEMIC

Jessica TURNER

Accredited Practising Dietitian (Esports)

PhD Candidate

Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

PRO-PLAYER

Stephanie “missharvey” HARVEY

Former CS:GO World Champion

Director of Development at CLG

Founder ÉLEVEY

MODERATOR

Dr. Stephanie ORME

Assistant Professor

Emmanuel College, US

Mental Health in Esports

December 10, 2021
PROFESSIONAL

Martina ČUBRIĆ

Master in Sports Psychology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Expert in Sports Coaching (COP Madrid)

ACT Practitioner Level 2 (APT)

Esports & Sports Psychologist

MAD Lions

PROFESSIONAL

Mia STELLBERG

Esports & Sports Psychologist

Independant

PRO-PLAYER

Sébastien “Ceb” DEBS

Dota 2 Proplayer

Back-to-back winner of The International

OG Esports

MODERATOR

Dr. Tobias SCHOLZ

Associate Professor

University of Siegen, Germany

Esports & Parental Environment

December 10, 2021
PARENT

Shae “Shaemmon” WILLIAMS

Proud mother of Duster (OA FN Proplayer) and Brooke (accomplished figure skater)

Founder of Coalition Of Parents in Esports (COPE)

PRO-PLAYER

Koen “Koenz” SCHOBBERS

Former Trackmania esports athlete

Founder of Parents of Play

PARENT

Michael “CAPS.dad” WINTHER

G2phoria fan and proud father of Caps (G2 LoL Proplayer), Ryze (Former C9 Dota2 Proplayer) and 2 others on CSGO.

MODERATOR

Dr. Brian McCAULEY

Assistant Professor

Jönköping University, Sweden