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4th Nutrition in Athlete Development Hybrid Summit

  • 23rd – 24th November 2021
  • Hybrid flag Hybrid Barcelona, Spain
  • Novotel Barcelona City Avinguda Diagonal, 201, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Are you ready for a truly unique experience? Join our 4th edition of the Nutrition in Athlete Development Summit in the most up-to-date hybrid format.

The event is designed to facilitate cooperation among professional athletes and coaches, representatives of sports clubs and associations, sports nutrition and supplement providers, and producers. The hybrid format will allow every professional to be a part of the conference even if they aren’t able to travel at that point.

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About the 4th Nutrition in Athlete Development Hybrid Summit

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about nutrition guidelines from top-ranked clubs, federations, and agencies. On top of that, hear some of the industry’s leaders go in-depth on their expertise. This event will serve as a platform for networking with a stellar line-up encompassing different sports speakers and delegates. The speakers board includes a range of experts from different sporting backgrounds.

Who Should Attend

Directors, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, Instructors, Experts, Consultants, Specialists, Assistants, Advisors, Producers, Providers, Marketing and Business Development Managers dealing with:

  • Nutrition
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Supplementation
  • Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
  • Psychology & Sports Nutrition
  • Youth, Adult & Professional Nutrition
  • Optimal Nutritional Strategies
  • Updated Methodologies
  • Sport Supplementation
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Optimal Recovery Strategies
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Functional Foods & Dietary Supplements
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Healthy Food
  • Gender Nutritional Differences
  • Exercise & Nutrition
  • Testing & Anti-Doping Control
  • Sports Nutrition Counselling
  • Sports Psychology
  • Nutrition Training
  • Nutrition Planning
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Performance Biochemistry
  • Sports Dietary
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Muscle Building
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiology
  • Sport Science Laboratory
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Performance Recovery
  • Hydration
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Safety
  • Recovery
  • Food Tech
  • Immunology
  • Sport Pharma
  • Nutritional Behaviours in Team Sport
  • Vitamins
  • Sports Medicine

KEY PRACTICAL LEARNING POINTS

  • Approaches to daily and training sport meals
  • Sports nutrition in junior competitive sport
  • Natural, energetic foods and substances for different sports
  • Performance nutrition in various sports: strategies and challenges
  • Sports nutrition and health technology application and spreading
  • Approaches to daily and training sport meals
  • Vegan sports nutrition and supplements; special diets
  • Hydration in performance and recovery

Dr. Laurent Bannock, UK

CEO

Institute of Performance Nutrition

About Speaker

Rodrigo Abreu, PT

Nutritionist

Rodrigo Abreu & Associados/Portugal FA

About Speaker

António Pedro Mendes, PT

Head of Nutritionist / Co-Founder

Sporting Clube de Portugal / Nutriens Academy

About Speaker

Jordan Troester, US

Director of Performance and Sports Science

University of Oregon

About Speaker

Nyree Dardarian, US

Team Dietitian / Director

Philadelphia Flyers / Center for Nutrition & Performance

About Speaker

Cristian Petri, IT

Head Nutritionist

ACF Fiorentina / Italy U20 national team

About Speaker

Leron Sarig, US

Director of Performance Nutrition

San Francisco Giants

About Speaker

Robert Percy Marshall, DE

Team Doctor

RB Leipzig

About Speaker

Dr. Naomi Albertson, US

Owner/Developer

Dr. Ni's

About Speaker

Matthew Jones, UK

Sports Nutritionist / Director

West Ham United FC

About Speaker

Jenna Stangland, US

Director of Performance Nutrition / Nutritionist

Minnesota Wild / A4Health

About Speaker

Callum Edwards, UK

Lead Performance Nutritionist

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club

About Speaker

Mirko Holzmüller, DE

Marketing & Sales Manager

AlzChem Group AG

About Speaker

Dr. Jürgen Bezler, DE

Vice President Human Nutrition

AlzChem Group AG

About Speaker

Benjamin Bath, FR

EMEA Nutraceutical Sales Manager

Wacker

About Speaker

Sara De Pelsmaeker, FR

Global Business Development Manager

ROUSSELOT HEALTH & NUTRITION

About Speaker

Dr. David LeMay, US

Medical Staff and Performance Medicine Consultant

Washington Wizards/Washington Capitals

About Speaker

Dr. Laurent Bannock, UK

CEO

Institute of Performance Nutrition

Rodrigo Abreu, PT

Nutritionist

Rodrigo Abreu & Associados/Portugal FA

Rodrigo Abreu has been a sports nutritionist since 2002, when he started working in a Portuguese first league club. Since 2015, he has been responsible for meals and nutrition strategies of all Portuguese soccer teams (male and female, including futsal and beach soccer). He is currently finishing his PhD in clinical nutrition, with research projects regarding nutritional support in football.

António Pedro Mendes, PT

Head of Nutritionist / Co-Founder

Sporting Clube de Portugal / Nutriens Academy

António Pedro Mendes is a sports nutritionist from Portugal, currently working as the Head of Nutrition at Sporting Clube de Portugal, with previous experiences at Futebol Clube de Paços de Ferreira and Futebol Clube do Porto. He is also the Head of Sports Nutrition at Clínica do Dragão, Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, supporting world-class athletes, from combat sports to different gymnastic categories. He recently founded Nutriens Academy, a company dedicated to teaching nutrition to health and sports professionals.

Jordan Troester, US

Director of Performance and Sports Science

University of Oregon

Jordan is the Director of Performance and Sports Science for the University of Oregon. In this role he oversees the execution of student athlete support services focused on sports science, strength and conditioning, nutrition and recovery. Prior to Oregon, Jordan has worked in similar roles with the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL and the NSW Waratahs (Sydney, Australia) of Super Rugby. Jordan completed his PhD through the University of Technology Sydney with a research interest in monitoring neuromuscular fatigue in rugby union players.

Nyree Dardarian, US

Team Dietitian / Director

Philadelphia Flyers / Center for Nutrition & Performance

Nyree is the Sports Nutritionist for the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the Philadelphia Union (MLS), USA Field Hockey, USA Squash, as well as Team USA at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, 2015, and Taipei, Taiwan, 2017, and the 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru).

Nyree is an assistant clinical professor and Director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance (CNP) in the department of nutrition sciences at Drexel University. A board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, her research projects focus on collegiate and professional athlete knowledge and behavior change, resting metabolic rate, and nutrition-centered workplace wellness programs. Her most recent book chapter addresses sex and gender differences in sports nutrition.

Nyree developed the formulation of Dragon Gels™, an in-sport fuel used exclusively by the teams she supports. Dragon Gels™ are produced, packaged, and distributed through the metabolic kitchen at Drexel University.

Cristian Petri, IT

Head Nutritionist

ACF Fiorentina / Italy U20 national team

Cristian has been a performance nutritionist for the ACF Fiorentina soccer team since September 2015. He started working with FIGC – the Italy national team – with the selection U21-U20 in January 2017. In January 2018, he became an honorary member of the European Sport Nutrition Society. From March 2018 to July 2021, Cristian was a scientific advisor for Italy to Gatorade Sport Science Institute – GSSI.

Leron Sarig, US

Director of Performance Nutrition

San Francisco Giants

Leron Sarig is the director of performance nutrition for the San Francisco Giants. She previously consulted for the Giants with their minor league system in 2018 before taking a full-time position with the organisation at the start of the 2019 season. Prior to her position with the Giants, she spent five and a half years as a performance dietitian at EXOS, where she worked primarily with military special operations and assisted with preparing NFL prospects for the NFL combine. Leron has also consulted for the Arizona Coyotes (NHL) and assisted with nutrition integration for the Argentinian National Rugby Team during their preseason training camps in the United States. She also teaches online introductory nutrition courses on a part-time basis for Pensacola State College. Leron obtained her sports nutrition master’s degree from Florida State University and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Robert Percy Marshall, DE

Team Doctor

RB Leipzig

Robert is a medical specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine. He also holds a master's degree in micronutrient therapy and regulatory medicine. He has been head of the medical department for RB Leipzig since 2018. His holistic treatment spectrum includes conservative orthopedical, functional sports medical, and orthomolecular as well as TCM and osteopathic approaches. As co-founder of the Institute for Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, he was previously responsible for professionalising sports medicine care for the HSV Youth Academy from 2012-2018.

Dr. Naomi Albertson, US

Owner/Developer

Dr. Ni's

With a passion about the importance of movement and activity, Dr. Naomi Albertson, M.D. has dedicated her career in sports medicine assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries and motivating her patients through recovery.  Whether working with children, older adults, or professional athletes, her goal is clear: to get each patient back to the activities they love, safely and injury free. 

Dr. Albertson is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, fellowship trained in sports medicine at Stanford University, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to orthopedic and sports-related injuries, she specializes in assessment and management of concussion, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, stress fractures and nutritional issues associated with healing. 
Dr. Albertson is also the developer of Dr. Ni’s OC2, a frame support supplement designed to keep bones healthy and muscles strong with age. 

Matthew Jones, UK

Sports Nutritionist / Director

West Ham United FC

Matt Jones is a sports nutritionist currently consulting in the English Premier League with West Ham United FC, in the Women’s Super League with Chelsea FC Women and with the Men’s Scottish National Team. Matt has over 10 years of applied sports nutrition experience and has worked on 4 continents in support of elite professionals, special forces military personnel and NCAA Division I collegiate athletes. Matt’s overarching philosophy is ‘simple, meaningful and with purpose’, he has the unique ability to simplify complex nutrition science and deliver it in an easy to understand, often entertaining manner, to enhance performance and recovery, adaptations, health and body composition of the individuals he works with.

Jenna Stangland, US

Director of Performance Nutrition / Nutritionist

Minnesota Wild / A4Health

A board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and co-founder of A4 Health, Jenna focuses her work in sports performance on integrating biology, nutritional sciences, and behaviour change to maximise athlete potential.

A University of Minnesota grad with a bachelor of science degree in genetics and cell biology, and a minor in leadership, Jenna went on to obtain her master’s degree in clinical nutrition with an emphasis on sports nutrition from Ohio State University. During her graduate studies, she worked under the director of sports nutrition to consult with collegiate and recreational runners on enhancing iron absorption through food and improving bone health through nutritional strategising. Additionally, she worked in the medical center on pharmacology research for muscular dystrophy, which broadened her knowledge base of how molecular compounds can directly impact muscle breakdown and repair.

 She now serves as the director of performance nutrition for the Minnesota Wild hockey organisation and the director of nutrition for the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team. She speaks nationally with sports medicine providers, orthopedic professionals, sports dietitians, coaches, parents, and athletes on the power of personalisation with food and the direct impact food can have on performance outcomes.

Callum Edwards, UK

Lead Performance Nutritionist

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club

Callum is the Lead Performance Nutritionist for Lancashire Cricket Club (LCC) and Blackburn Rovers F.C. Additionally, he consults to private clients in North west England and provide guest lectures for Universities and clubs. Callum is also a SENr registrant as result of the fantastic MSc Sport Nutrition programme at LJMU, ran by Dr. Graeme Close and Dr. James Morton. He aims to publish future research on nutritional recommendations for cricketers, building performance nutrition education programmes within sport, pressures and perceptions of body composition requirements in football, and lastly, CPD programmes for performance nutrition chefs.

Mirko Holzmüller, DE

Marketing & Sales Manager

AlzChem Group AG

Mirko Holzmüller is marketing and sales manager in the sports and health nutrition markets at AlzChem Trostberg with a focus on Creapure® creatine in the regions of Eastern Europe, Middle East Africa, and Oceania. After his studies of economics with a focus on marketing and communication, he was the responsible marketing manager of a global operating German sporting good supplier. Since 2016, he has been working for AlzChem to reshape the brand Creapure®.

Dr. Jürgen Bezler, DE

Vice President Human Nutrition

AlzChem Group AG

Dr. Jürgen Bezler leads the global human nutrition business at AlzChem with production sites in Germany and sales offices in Atlanta (USA) and Shanghai (China). Jürgen received his doctorate degree at the University Würzburg (Germany) in chemistry and biochemical studies and he also holds an MBA degree in general management from Henley Business School (UK). 

Benjamin Bath, FR

EMEA Nutraceutical Sales Manager

Wacker

Benjamin Bath joined Wacker Chemie in May 2016. A food engineer specialised in nutrition, Benjamin has been working in the nutrition business for 15 years. He has expert knowledge in the nutraceutical industry through experiences at innovative botanical suppliers and full-service food supplement toll manufacturers. Benjamin introduces CAVAQ10® and CAVACURMIN® – a powerful duo for boosting performance and recovery.

Sara De Pelsmaeker, FR

Global Business Development Manager

ROUSSELOT HEALTH & NUTRITION

Sara graduated as a bio engineer in food technology and nutrition in 2009 at Ghent University. She obtained her doctoral degree in applied biological sciences in 2016 at Ghent University with an expertise in sensory analysis. During her PhD at the department of agricultural economics she gained extensive knowledge on business development and economics. She started her career at the Coca-Cola Company, where she worked as a sensory specialist EMEA and in R&D focussing on adult sparkling drinks. Since 2018, she has been at Rousselot as a product and business development manager to support the Rousselot business in northwest Europe. Since 2021, she has been focussing on the global business development of the Rousselot health and nutrition segment. In her role, she works together with existing and potential customers to find the perfect solution for new collagen-based launches.

Dr. David LeMay, US

Medical Staff and Performance Medicine Consultant

Washington Wizards/Washington Capitals

Dr. David LeMay is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and also has a board certification in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Additionally, he has completed a fellowship in metabolic and nutrition medicine.

David is a medical staff and performance consultant for multiple professional sports teams and professional boxers, including world champions. He is part of the Tignum Performance Science and Innovation Board and is the medical director for the breakfast club program through the NFL Players Association Trust and EXOS. He also is on the advisory board for Task Force Dagger Foundation's SOF Health Initiatives Program, SOF Missions, and Racing for Heroes. He also is a scientific spokesperson for Solutex Corporation.

Dr. Laurent Bannock, UK

CEO

Institute of Performance Nutrition

Rodrigo Abreu, PT

Nutritionist

Rodrigo Abreu & Associados/Portugal FA

António Pedro Mendes, PT

Head of Nutritionist / Co-Founder

Sporting Clube de Portugal / Nutriens Academy

Jordan Troester, US

Director of Performance and Sports Science

University of Oregon

Nyree Dardarian, US

Team Dietitian / Director

Philadelphia Flyers / Center for Nutrition & Performance

Cristian Petri, IT

Head Nutritionist

ACF Fiorentina / Italy U20 national team

Leron Sarig, US

Director of Performance Nutrition

San Francisco Giants

Robert Percy Marshall, DE

Team Doctor

RB Leipzig

Dr. Naomi Albertson, US

Owner/Developer

Dr. Ni's

Matthew Jones, UK

Sports Nutritionist / Director

West Ham United FC

Jenna Stangland, US

Director of Performance Nutrition / Nutritionist

Minnesota Wild / A4Health

Callum Edwards, UK

Lead Performance Nutritionist

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club

Mirko Holzmüller, DE

Marketing & Sales Manager

AlzChem Group AG

Dr. Jürgen Bezler, DE

Vice President Human Nutrition

AlzChem Group AG

Benjamin Bath, FR

EMEA Nutraceutical Sales Manager

Wacker

Sara De Pelsmaeker, FR

Global Business Development Manager

ROUSSELOT HEALTH & NUTRITION

Dr. David LeMay, US

Medical Staff and Performance Medicine Consultant

Washington Wizards/Washington Capitals

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What our
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“Looking forward to this, always an enjoyable few days.”

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Daniel Davey

Performance Nutrition in Practice for Team Sport Success / Leinster Rugby at Leinster Rugby

“A well-organized and informative event with a lot of different perspectives on nutrition in athletes' development. Professional speakers about a topic relevant for professional athletes. Thanks for organizing and thanks for the input! See you next year...”

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Mirko Holzmüller

Marketing Manager at AlzChem Trostberg GmbH

“This event was well organized, professional, and provided great insight into various sports nutrition topics. There were a lot of research-based presentations as well as ones that provided practical application approaches to nutrition integration in sport.”

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Leinster Rugby

Director of Performance Nutrition at San Francisco Giants