Date

March 29th-31st 2019

Location

Simon Fraser University

Tickets

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Speakers

Renowned biotensegrity experts

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM / Integration of Movement, Assessment & Clinical Applications

This Exciting Event has now commenced !

This three-day symposium marks a historical development in bodywork and movement science in Canada. Therapists and practitioners alike have long been searching for explanations and answers that make sense of the bodies they work with every day. Conventional anatomy books and explanations provided by classical biomechanics texts fall short of the reality that is biotensegrity. This unique event will provide answers to the burning questions you want to ask.

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Dr. Jaap van der Wal

Biotensegrity Webinar

Private Screening (By Donation) of ‘The Secret Life of Fascia’

We are excited to announce that this much-anticipated film will have a private screening as part of the Biotensegrity Practical Symposium. The screening will take place on the evening of Friday, March 29th for all symposium delegates.

In the Secret Life of Fascia, Scientist Robert Schleip, and a team of experts present a fascinating journey exploring the missing link fascia (connective tissue) plays in sports, fitness, health and wellness. “The Secret Life of Fascia” shines an evidence-based spotlight on sports science, underlying mechanisms, and manual therapy. Dense with research and relevant information for athletic training, this celebration of the global body features professional, Olympic, and amateur athletes from a myriad of sports.

The Secret Life of Fascia (Trailer)

There will be a public showing of the film, followed by a Q&A session on Saturday March March 30th at 7pm. Tickets for the public showing are available through Eventbrite.

Tickets

Symposium Schedule / Click each day in the header for full daily schedule. Click the title of each session for full details. You will be able to attend all of the practical sessions over the three days. For example if you go to Wilbour's sessions on Day 1 you can do John's sessions on Day 2 and Joanne's on Day 3.

Registration

Delegates arrive for the first ever Biotensegrity Canada Practical Symposium. We'll get you registered and into the event space ready for a fantastic three days.

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Stephen Levin, the Father of Biotensegrity, present his keynote lecture entitled "Lombard's Paradox and Other Absurdities" (more…)

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Break

Take a break. Enjoy some refreshments while networking with the presenters and the other delegates.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch in friendly surroundings with your fellow delegates. Options available for all dietary requirements.  

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

End of Day 1

The day draws to a close and you're now free to explore all that Vancouver evenings have to offer

Keynote Lecture

Fascinating Fasciae: Latest News from the Field of Connective Tissue Research (more…)

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Break

Take a break. Enjoy some refreshments while networking with the presenters and the other delegates.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch in friendly surroundings with your fellow delegates. Options available for all dietary requirements.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Panel Discussion

Your chance to question and discuss all you've learned so far.

End of Day 2

Day two draws to a close. Relax and prepare for our wonderful supper tonight.

Introduction Day 3

John, Jo and Wilbour introduce the final day of the symposium.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 1

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Break

Take a break. Enjoy some refreshments while networking with the presenters and the other delegates.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 2

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch in friendly surroundings with your fellow delegates. Options available for all dietary requirements.

Joanne Avison – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

John Sharkey – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Wilbour Kelsick – Group Practical Session 3

Delegates have a choice of three practical sessions each day. Don't worry - each session is repeated on each day so you will be able to attend them all.

Symposium Close

  We celebrate the fantastic learning as the Biotensegrity Canada Practical Symposium draws to a satisfying conclusion.

Symposium Sponsors / supported by industry leaders

Symposium Speakers / world renowned biotensegrity experts

Dr. Stephen Levin

'Father' of Biotensegrity

Stephen M. Levin, MD introduced and established the term “biotensegrity” as a science.

Dr. Robert Schleip

Fascia Research Pioneer

Robert Schleip MA PhD directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany.

John Sharkey, MSc

Biotensegrity Pioneer

John Sharkey MSc is a world renowned Clinical Anatomist with over 35 years experience.

Dr. Wilbour Kelsick

Applied Functional Anatomy

Wilbour Kelsick specializes in elite athletic performance and rehabilitation, using applied functional anatomy.

Joanne Avison

Applied Biotensegrity

Joanne is a teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners.

Symposium Pricing / various options available

In addition to the options below there is also a Group Booking option for parties of 5 or more. This option offers an additional 10% discount from the prices below. In order to use the Group Booking option, all five registrations must be paid for at the time of booking. The person making the booking can provide their details and we will contact you for the full details of all five delegates.

STUDENTS

$ 500

Available to accredited students only

Pricing is in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Student pricing has now closed as the event has commenced.

EARLY BIRD

$ 799

Available until December 20th 2018 only

Pricing is in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Booking is now closed as the event has commenced.

STANDARD RATE

$ 1200

This is the standard pricing, available to all delegates

Pricing is in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Booking is now closed as the event has commenced.

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Symposium FAQS / answers to delegate questions

This seminar is open to anyone who is involved in human movement and the manual therapies that support it, including:

Movement Therapists

Manual Therapists

Sports Coaches

Biomechanists

Pilates Teachers

Yoga Practitioners

Personal Trainers

Osteopaths

Physiotherapists

Neuromuscular Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Chiropractors

Medical Practitioners

We're delighted to confirm that the Biotensegrity Canada Practical Symposium event has now been confirmed so you can proceed with booking of transport and accommodation. We're really looking forward to welcoming you to wonderful Vancouver.  
We are delighted to bring this exciting event to Canada for the first time. To ensure its success we have tiered pricing available with heavily discounted rates for those booking earliest. Please note that the Early Bird pricing ended at midnight on Thursday December 20th 2018. We also had specially discounted rates available for professional members of recognized associations and groups which ended on December 20th.
Just use the Ask A Question button above and we will get back to you with an answer to your question. If we feel that many delegates would also have this question we will put it here permanently.

Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University – Downtown Campus
515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Canada

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Accommodation / places to stay in Vancouver

There is plenty of availability for places to stay very close to the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Campus.

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Direct connection via adjacent lobbies. A glass door is all that separates the two venues.

ST. REGIS HOTEL

A 4 minute walk from the venue

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METROPOLITAN HOTEL

A 10 minute walk from the venue

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