3000 miles, 12 states, and three mountain ranges – a team from HESAV (Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud) is participating in one of the world’s most challenging bike races. The Race Across America (RAAM) starts in Oceanside California, from where ultracyclist from around the globe push their physical and mental limits all the way to Annapolis, Maryland. HESAV’s Team Pulse, taking on the journey with 8 cyclists, will share their experience in Boston on June 26, only days after completing their race.
After debriefing with the team on their participation in the continental ultramarathon bicycle race, Professor Kenny Guex of HESAV will deliver a brief presentation on the scientific experiments conducted during the race, followed by a panel discussion where experts from the fields of health, physical therapy and sports will discuss the intersection of sports and health both in extreme situations such as the RAAM, as well as in normal everyday situations.
6.00pm Doors open
6.30pm Debrief on the RAAM with Andréa Marcellini, HESAV TeamPulse crew chief, and the TEAMPULSE racers
7.00pm Presentation by Kenny Guex, Associate professor to HESAV and responsible scientist of the race
7.20pm Panel discussion
8.15pm Networking reception at swissnex Boston (420 Broadway)
9.30pm Doors close
- Kenny Guex, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at HESAV.
- Andréa Marcellini, HESAV Team Pulse Crew Chief
- David Nolan, Associate Clinical Professor, Director – Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, Northeastern University – Bouve College of Health Sciences
- Sean Clarke, RN, PhD, FAAN Profesor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College.