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Tianjin, China - October 2013

Recently, Drs. Carl Cramer and Darlene Kluka flew to Tianjin, China to participate in international leadership meetings of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Dr. Cramer is a member of the Editorial Board representing Sports Medicine; Dr. Kluka is on the Executive Board representing North America. In conjunction with the ICSSPE meetings, an Asian Summit was held on the topic of physical education and sport as tools for social change. Both professionals were invited speakers at the summit. The title of their presentations were “A needs assessment by the Barry University School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences of the APPESNO multisports camp in Milot, Haiti” and "Athletes as leaders: Can they have a global impact?", respectively. International scholars representing England, Finland, mainland China, Macao, Singapore, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Australia participated in the summit.

Israel, June & July 2013

This past summer, Dr. Amasay traveled to Israel as part of the Ambassador Jean Wilkowski International Fellowship to work with the blind and visually impaired Israeli Goalball Paralympic team. During this time, Dr. Amasay worked with the strength and conditioning coach, Mr. Roni Gottlieb, and the Olympic team coach, Mr. Raz Shoham.

Dr. Amasay developed and helped to implement a strength and conditioning training program for the Israeli Paralympics Goalball athletes. The male athletes performed modified lower body strength and power exercises while the female athletes performed modified upper body strength and power exercises. Pre and post testing were conducted to measure the influence of the training programs. Both groups demonstrated improvements in speed of throw and distance.

Honorary Life Member, Darlene Kluka (USA) - May 2013

The IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women) awards Honorary Life Membership for an outstanding contribution to IAPESGW to members who have made a significant, sustained and outstanding contribution to the work of the Association.

In addition, Dr. Kluka presented as a keynote speaker at the 2013 IAPESGW World Congress in Havana, Cuba. Her presentation topic was entitled: “Women as sport leaders: Can they lead globally?”

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