International Speakers

Prof Jonathan Drezner

Dr. Jonathan Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA – USA). He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and he is Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), OL Reign (NWSL), and the University of Washington. Dr. Drezner is past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2012-13) and Director of the Division for Cardiac Injury in Sport for the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Dr. Drezner has dedicated his career to the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and death (SCA/D) in young athletes and the development of effective models for prevention. His primary research focuses on the incidence and etiology of SCA/D, cardiovascular screening and ECG interpretation in athletes, and emergency response planning and the use of automated

Dr Joanne Kemp

Associate Professor Joanne Kemp is a Principal Research Fellow at Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre and is a titled APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist of 25+ years’ experience. She is also an editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Joanne has presented extensively on the management of hip pain and hip pathology in Australia and internationally. Her research is focused on hip pain including early onset hip OA in younger adults, and its impact on activity, function, and quality of life. She is also focussed on the long-term consequence of sports injury on joint health. She has a particular focus on surgical and non-surgical interventions that can slow the progression and reduce the symptoms associated with hip pain, pathology, and hip OA. Joanne maintains clinical practice in Victoria, Australia.

Dr Jane Thornton

Dr. Jane Thornton is a Sport Medicine Physicianand Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health.She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, with cross appointments in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and School of Kinesiology, at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on long-term athlete health, female athlete health, and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Dr. Thornton is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). She represented Canada for over a decade in the sport of rowing, as a World Champion and Olympian.