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NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly to keynote dSports Summit

July 17, 2017

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly will be keynote speaker for UR Medicine’s dSports Summit on August 1 at the Memorial Art Gallery. The dSports Summit is a day-long exploration of the latest advances in athletic performance and training, plus new technologies and wearable devices that help athletes train smarter and improve their performance. The event is geared toward athletes, coaches, trainers, physical therapists, and anyone who is passionate about sports.

Jim Kelly

UR Medicine launched the inaugural dSports Summit in 2016 to share its advances in sports medicine, technology innovation, data analytics, and research, and to showcase next-generation wearable devices and sports gear from leading manufacturers across the nation. This year’s event will again feature cutting-edge technology, plus presentations on mindfulness, healthy nutrition, and good sleep practices. UR Medicine physicians and sports experts will discuss how these disciplines can help athletes improve their sports performance and well-being.

Wegmans Food Markets’ certified nutritionists will join a panel discussion on nutrition advice for athletes, and its chefs will offer a live cooking demonstration on how to prepare quick, healthy meals and snacks. Erica Denman, owner and founder of Balance Fitness & Yoga, will be among the experts discussing how mindfulness can help athletes improve their performance. Denman works with Webster School District athletes as an instructional specialist, and incorporates mindfulness into their athletic training. Local athletes will join the experts on these panel discussions to share their perspectives.

dSports Summit event sponsors include:

  • University’s Office of the Provost and the Goergen Institute for Data Science;
  • CONMED, a Utica, New York-based global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of surgical and patient monitoring products and services;
  • Prodigy Surgical, Inc., a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics.

A networking breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included with ticket purchase. Every participant will receive a gift bag filled with sports gear from UR Medicine.

The event is from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; registration opens at 7:30 a.m. For tickets, sponsorship information, and more details on the event, visit the dSports web site.

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