Thursday, May 8, 2014

The IAFOR Conference on Sports, Science and Society 2014

The IAFOR Conference on Sports, Science and Society 2014
9th to 12th October 2014
Providence, United States of America
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014 - Please submit your abstract through the online submission system found on the "Call for Papers" page of the website.

In conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, IAFOR is proud to announce the IAFOR Conference on Sports, Science and Society 2014, to be held October 9-12 at the Providence Marriott Downtown, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Web address:
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

Keynote and Featured Speaker information

ICSSS 2014 Featured Speaker
Christine Baugh

Christine Baugh is a Research Instructor in the Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Research Coordinator at the Boston University Center CTE Center. In addition to her day-to-day research activities, Christine is interested in the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma. More specifically, she is interested in how policy measures can be enacted to help reduce overall brain trauma load and protect those at risk, particularly youth athletes.

Christine graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Science and a certificate from Harvard's Mind, Brain, and Behavior program. While at Harvard, Christine was a four-year varsity letter winner and the 2009-2010 captain of the women's rowing team. In 2012, she completed her Master's in Public Health (MPH) at Boston University School of Public Health, focusing in Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights. During her MPH, Christine won multiple awards for her work focused on concussions in youth sports.

In 2013, Christine was awarded a Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Through this fellowship, Christine plans to examine the differential implementation of concussion management policies across NCAA football teams. Christine joined the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy in June 2010 and is also a member of the Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators (SLICE) program.

ICSSS 2014 Conference Co-Chair
Professor Jerry Platt
Professor and Dean Emeritus, San Francisco State University, USA and Professor, Akita International University, Japan
Vice-Chair, IAFOR IAB

Jerry Platt is Professor of Global Communication at Akita International University, Japan and Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University. Professor Platt holds a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Social Sciences from Michigan State University, an MBA from Wayne State University, an M.A. in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and an M.S. Statistics Post-Doctoral Degree from Stanford University. His research interests span business, technology and public policy and he is the author of over 85 peer-reviewed papers in these and associated fields. Balancing industry with academic interests, Jerry also served as head of financial analysis for a Bay Area Fortune 500 company, and as CEO of an aviation firm. He has been Principal Investigator on more than twenty U.S. federal research grants. From 1976-2004, Professor Platt was on the faculty of the School of Business at San Francisco State University, and was named Dean in 2001. From 2004 he was Senecal Endowed Dean of the Business School at the University of Redlands, California, before holding concurrent professorships at Redlands and Akita International University, Japan from 2010 until 2012. As Vice-Chair of the IAFOR International Advisory Board, Professor Platt advises the organization on matters pertaining to IAFOR's development and strategy, as it faces the challenge of sustainable growth as both a regional and global organization.

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