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ISSN-NSU Conference - Elite Human Performance Oct 13, 2018

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The ISSN-NSU Conference on Elite Human Performance: The Marriage of Training and Sports Nutrition

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When: Saturday October 13, 2018 - 9am-4pm

Where: Nova Southeastern University.  NSU-Health Professions Division Annex, 3401 S. University Drive, Davie FL 33328. Room 147

(Note: this location is not on the main campus; we are adjacent to the Buca di Beppa restaurant to our north. South of us is a branch of the Wells Fargo bank).

Schedule of Events:

Morning Sessions

Room 147 – NSU-Health Professions Division Annex Building


Introduction and Moderator:  Jose Antonio PhD

Topic: The ISSN and a CliffsNotes Summary of High Protein Consumption


Robert Wildman PhD RD FISSN

Topic: 24-Hour Nutrition: When and Why Nutrient Timing Matters

Sponsored by Dymatize


Sonja Friend-Uhl

Topic: How to Prepare for World-Class Performance for Endurance Sports



Coffee/Water/Restroom Break


Pete Bommarito MS CSCS

Topic: Training and Nutrition for Football: NFL Combine Prep


Bob Alejo

Topic: What I've Learned from the Last 3 Decades of Working With Professional and Collegiate Athletes


Lunch on Your Own. There are several restaurants within walking distance north of here: Buca di Beppo, Mr M’s Sandwich Shop, Shinju Japanese Buffet and Quarterdeck

Afternoon Sessions


Moderator: Douglas Kalman PhD RD FISSN FACN

Topic: the State of Sports Nutrition Science for Registered Dietitians




Darryn Willoughby PhD CSCS FISSN

Topic: Size Matters: Training and Supplementation for Muscle Mass


Corey Peacock PhD CSCS CISSN

Topic: World-Class Fight Sports – Training and Making Weight. What You Read in Textbooks Just Doesn’t Apply



Take a break; it’s the 7th Inning Stretch



Juan Carlos Santana MEd FNSCA

Topic: If It Works It’s Functional


Bob Alejo joined the Power Lift Team as the Director of Sports Science in the summer of 2017. Alejo joins Power Lift with an extensive athletic background.  Prior to coming to Power Lift Alejo served as the Assistant Athletics Director / Director of Strength & Conditioning for North Carolina State University (2011 – 2017).  He has also served in a coordinating or strength and conditioning role for the following teams:  United States Men’s Olympic Volleyball team, Oakland Athletics, Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, University of California – Santa Barbara, Fordham University, the 1993 United States National Team / 1994 World Cup Soccer Team, UCLA and California State University – Chico. Mr. Alejo graduated from California State University Chico (Chico State) with a B.A. in Physical Education and Biological Sciences.  While attending Chico State he was a four year starting catcher for their baseball team.  Alejo was also a member of his high school’s baseball and football teams.

Twitter: @Coach_Alejo

BIO: Jose Antonio PhD FNSCA FISSN is the CEO and co-founder of the ISSN (, the only academic non-profit dedicated to the dissemination of sports nutrition science. In his past life, he was the Science Editor of Muscle & Fitness, co-founded and sold a coffee company (Javalution), and worked in the marketing department of MET-Rx. His past academic appointments included the University of Nebraska-Kearney and the University of Delaware. He earned his PhD and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas. He currently serves as the Director of the Exercise and Sport Science program at Nova Southeastern University

Twitter: @joseantoniophd

Instagram: the_issn

BIO: Pete Bommarito MS CSCS USAW

Pete is the owner and president of Bommarito Performance Systems (BPS), which is regarded around the world as a leading information source and training resource in the industry. The concept behind Bommarito Performance System is to provide the latest application methods based on the scientific principles outlined in current research. He is regarded as one of the top coaches in the industry for his innovative, scientifically based approach to sport specific training. He has brought his nationally recognized expertise to the team of Bommarito Performance Systems, where he is directly responsible for developing all protocols and implementing all programming. The Advisory board for the performance, nutrition, and medical fields that he has implemented provides the scientific basis from some of the most recognized and accomplished sources in the world. Pete and his staff train hundreds of professional athletes and thousands of youth / high school / collegiate athletes and general fitness clients each year. BPS implements its system with all clients at all levels with small group training, large and small team training, personal training, and general consulting. BPS has facilities in North Miami Beach, FL; Davie, FL; and is partnered with the prestigious Carlos Guillen Baseball Academy in Venezuela. For more information, go to:

BIO: Sonja Friend-Uhl is a world-class distance runner and is the current women’s Masters Track & Field World Record holder in the Indoor Mile (4:44). She has trained people of all ages and abilities for nearly 20 years. A skilled fitness programmer, Sonja holds Personal Fitness Training Certifications with ACSM and AFAA as well as AFAA specialty certifications in Youth, Senior, and Pre-Natal Fitness. She is also a USATF Certified Running Coach, a Nutrition & Weight Loss Certified Counselor and CPR/AED Certified. In addition, she is the Lead Master Trainer for Stairmaster and Nautilus and serves as a volunteer Assistant Coach for FAU Track & Field and XC. In addition to being the current record holder in the Women’s Masters Indoor mile, she holds records in the following: American Record Holder Women’s Masters 1500m (4:16.9) and is a repeat National & World Masters Champion in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and cross-country.

Instagram: sonjaruns

Twitter: @SonjaFriendUhl

BIO: Douglas Kalman PhD RD FISSN is the co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He has been involved in over 200 clinical trials and projects within the pharmaceutical, medical and exercise - nutrition fields. He has published over 75 abstracts and more than 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is also a Co-Editor of one journal (JISSN) and on the Editorial Board of three Scientific Journals. Dr. Kalman received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, Masters Degree from Hunter College - City University of New York and Doctorate in exercise and nutritional biochemistry (Health Research) from Touro University International. He is an Active Member and or Spokesperson with many organizations (ISSN, NSCA, APS, ACSM, etc.) and a co-founder of The International Society of Sports Nutrition ( He has worked with Olympic Athlete’s (Nagano, Japan, Salt Lake City, UT, Torino, Italy and England and the most recent 2016 Rio games) for Winter and Summer sports, professional athletes (i.e., MLB, NFL, NBA), musicians and music groups, combat sports (UFC/Bellator, etc.), collegiate athletes and teams as well as Nike’s Elite Distance Racing Team (Oregon Project) and the general population. Dr. Kalman has edited four academic textbooks, contributed to more than five academic textbooks as well as two “popular press” books. He has been interviewed on various media outlets such as NBC, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, CNN, Discovery Channel plus others along with a host of radio shows.

Twitter: @dougkalmanphdrd

Instagram: dougkalman

BIO: Corey Peacock PhD CSCS RSCC CISSN FRCms is currently serving as the Head Performance Coach and Sports Scientist at Peacock Performance Inc.  In this role, he is responsible for providing strength & conditioning, physiological analysis, and injury prevention methodologies for some of the world’s ‘Elite’ Combat Athletes.  As a former collegiate football player and coach, Corey graduated from Kent State University with a PhD in Exercise Physiology. He works closely with many Strength & Conditioning professionals from the NFL, NHL, MMA and NCAAF and is regarded as one of the top Performance Coaches and Sports Scientists in South Florida. Along with coaching, Dr. Peacock serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Nova Southeastern University. As a researcher, he has contributed multiple peer-reviewed publications integrating the fields of exercise physiology, athletic performance, and supplementation.

Notable Clients: Michael Johnson, Anthony Rumble Johnson, Michael Chandler, Volkan Oezdemir, Linton Vassal, Kamaru Usman, Dezmond Green, Luke Rockhold, Matt Mittrione, Danny Roberts, Chris Algieri, Robin Van Roosmalen, Andre Soukhamthath, Stephan Struve, Chas Skelly.

Twitter: @DrCPeacock

Instagram: drcpeacock

Juan Carlos Santana MEd CSCS FNSCA has been referred to as “the country’s leading practitioner of functional fitness” and personally trained and developed specific programs for all professional sports, youth fitness, fitness for the mature populations, and accelerated rehabilitation. His advanced understanding of bio-mechanics and conditioning have made him the go-to guy for those interested in reaching their optimal performance levels, from individuals, to professional sports teams, to fortune 500 companies. His consulting clients and endorsement hail from the full spectrum of government agencies, educational institutions, college and professional sports teams, equipment manufactures, and fitness facilities. These include: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, VA; U.S. Armed Forces, Corry Station, Sarasota, FL; Boca Raton Police Department; Broward Country (FL) Sheriff’s Department; University of Miami; Florida Atlantic University; University of British Columbia; Columbia University, United States Tennis Association; Cincinnati Bengals; New England Patriots; Boston Red Sox; New York Yankees; Miami Marlins; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; Professional Golf Association; Perform Better, Northeast Seminars, Free Motion Fitness, Lifeline, Heart Rate, Interactive Metronome, Gold’s Gyms, Town Sports International, 24-hour Fitness, The YMCA, and many more.

Instagram: ihpfit


Robert Wildman PhD RD LD FISSN received his PhD from The Ohio State University, MS from Florida State University and BS from The University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wildman currently serves as Chief Science Officer for Dymatize Nutrition, one of the world’s premiere sport nutrition companies. He also founded and continues to manage the, a go-to resource for questions about health and nutrition. Dr. Wildman has served on the faculty at Ohio University and the University of Delaware and is currently adjunct faculty at Kansas State University. Educated in some of the nation’s leading nutrition programs, Dr. Wildman has authored multiple books, including The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Health, Sport & Fitness Nutrition and The Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. These information-packed resources are available on and used 

Member Type Early Reg. Price Regular Reg. Price
ISSN Fellow $109.00 $129.00
ISSN Professional $109.00 $129.00
ISSN Professional CISSN or ISSN-SNS $109.00 $129.00
ISSN Student $29.00 $69.00
Non Member $149.00 $199.00
Non Member Student $59.00 $99.00

The early registration deadline is: October 1, 2018

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