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ESS Symposium Schedule 2008

Colby-Sawyer College
Wheeler Hall,Ware Campus Center
March 31, 2008
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Legal Issues in Sport and Exercise

8:30 a.m."Determining Legal Duties in Negligence Cases: What Factors Do Courts Consider?" Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek

9:45a.m. "Counterfeit Amateurs" Dr. Allen L. Sack

11:00 a.m. "Preventing Litigation Through Communication," Ms. Rochel Rittgers

1:00 p.m. "What Everyone Should Know about the Pressurized World of Youth Sport," Dr. Bruce B. Svare

Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek is a professor and the coordinator of the Exercise Science Program at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her teaching and research focus on legal liability and risk management issues in health/fitness facilities. She is currently co-authoring a text entitled Risk Management for Health/Fitness Professionals: Legal Issues and Strategies, to be published in 2008.

Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek is an associate editor and the legal columnist for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. She is an ACSM certified health/fitness director and exercise test technologist and a fellow of ACSM and AWHP.

Dr. Allen L. Sack is director of the Institute for Sport Management at the University of New Haven. His extensive research has focused on topics ranging from sport and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans to sport marketing, corporate sponsorship, and strategic management.

Dr. Sack has been a consultant for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is an expert on the role of sport in higher education. He has also served as the director of the Center for Athletes Rights and Education. His most recent book entitled Counterfeit Amateurs: An Athlete's Journey Through the Sixties to the Age of Academic Capitalism, will be published in February 2008.

Ms. Rochel Rittgers is the head athletic trainer at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She teaches courses in sports medicine and other health-related areas in the school's physical education department. She has been highly active in the Illinois Athletic Trainer's Association (IATA).

In November 2007, Ms. Rittgers was inducted into the IATA Hall of Fame. She is also involved in the National Athletic Trainer's Association, having chaired and/or served on several committees. Ms. Rittgers often speaks at various state and national engagements on subjects related to sports medicine and health.

Dr. Bruce B. Svare is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the State University of New York at Albany, where he teaches and conducts research in the behavioral neuroscience program. He is also the director of the National Institute for Sports Reform.

Dr. Svare has specialized for more than 30 years in the study of anabolic steroids and has authored more than 70 scientific papers and written numerous books and book chapters in the field of behavioral neuroscience. Dr. Svare lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of sports reform and anabolic steroid abuse. He also has extensive experience as a coach and a sports administrator.


Lectures: Free Lunch: $15.00 professional; $10.00 student & senior citizen

Please contact:

Ms. Terri Hermann, Administrative Assistant
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

Phone: (603) 526-3616
Fax: (603) 526-3872