Fitness Law Academy

Enhancing Fitness Safety through Education

Speaking

Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek is a frequent national conference speaker on a variety of legal and risk management topics. The following are presentations she has given in the last 15 years including international, keynotes, pre-cons, and webinars:


Twenty-seventh Annual Health Benefits Conference & Expo. Integrating Exercise is Medicine Into Your Employee Wellness Programs: An Effective Population Health Management Strategy, Clearwater Beach, FL, January, 2018.


Keynote Presenter: Conference: Omaha 20th Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Conference. Advancing Women’s Health the Next 20 Years: Shifting the Emphasis to Wellness, University of Nebraska Medical Center, October, 2017, Omaha, NE (Invited).


Omaha 20th Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Conference. Selecting a Personal Fitness Trainer or Wellness Coach: Important Factors to Consider. University of Nebraska Medical Center, October, 2017, Omaha, NE (Invited).


Pre-Conference Workshop: Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) Annual Summit. Mastering Workplace Wellness Rules. (Co-presenter Barbara Zabawa, JD, MPH), August, 2017, Omaha, NE (Invited).


Keynote Presenter: Conference: Ninth Annual MFA Medical Fitness Institute, Keynote Presentation: Creating a Safety Culture in Your Fitness Facility: Strategies that Work! August, 2017, Decatur, Georgia (Invited).


International: La Trobe University Law School Forum. Providing Nutritional Advice: Scope of Practice for Fitness Professionals. Sponsored by La Trobe University Law School in conjunction with Fitness Australia). Melbourne, Australia, March 2017. (Invited).


Twentieth Annual Conference, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit. Legal Duties to Properly Hire, Train, and Supervise Employees: Essential Competencies for Fitness Managers and Program Supervisors. March, 2016, Orlando, FL. (presented twice).


Wellness Council of Tampa Bay Annual Expo. Designing with Diversity. December, 2015, St. Petersburg, FL. (Invited).


Athletic Business Annual Conference. High Intensity Exercise: Minimizing Injuries and Legal Liability Risks. November, 2015, New Orleans, LA.


Medical Fitness Association Annual Conference. Designing and Delivering a Legally-Defensible Fitness Facility Orientation: 10 Easy and Effective Risk Management Steps. November, 2015, New Orleans, LA.


Medical Fitness Association Annual Conference. Adherence to Pre-Activity Screening Standards and Guidelines. November, 2015, New Orleans, LA. (Lead author/presenter – Aaron Craig).


Webinar: Medical Fitness Association Webinar. Scope of Practice: Are Your Fitness and Wellness Staff Members Stepping Over the Line Into a Licensed Practice? March, 2015. (Invited).


Athletic Business Conference. Fitness Facility Standards: Do They Reflect the Standard of Care or Not? November, 2014, Orlando, FL. (invited).


Medical Fitness Association Annual Conference. Scope of Practice: Are Your Fitness and Wellness Staff Members Stepping Over the Line Into a Licensed Practice? November, 2014, Orlando, FL.


International: Sports Medicine Australia Annual Conference. Treadmills: Are Our Backs Against the Wall? October, 2014, Canberra, Australia. (Presenter: Betul Sekendiz, Co-authors: Caroline Finch, Veronica Jones, Kevin Norton, Joachim Dietrich, JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek).


Keynote Presenter: Wellness Council of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative – Behavior Change: Integrating Mind, Body, Spirit conference. Health Behavior Change: Key Elements in Designing Successful Programs. June 2014, St. Petersburg, FL. (Invited).


Sixty-first Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A Formal Evaluation of an Undergraduate Exercise Science Program: Perspectives From Students. (Thematic poster presentation that included oral and poster presentation). May 2014, Orlando, FL. (Co-author: Kristine Hogarty).


Sixty-first Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Meet-The-Experts. ACSM Annual Meeting Networking Session. May 2014, Orlando, FL. (Invited).


Twenty-sixth Annual Conference, Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Pre-Activity Screening: An Analysis of Standards, Research Studies, and Negligence Cases. February, 2014, Orlando, FL. (Co-author: Aaron Craig).


Webinar: Minimizing Legal Liability in Fitness/Wellness Programs: Strategies the Work! National Wellness Institute, July, 2013.


International Keynote: Conference: Is Your Fitness Business at Risk? Risk Management and Trends in the Fitness Industry: What Australians Can Learn from the U.S. Experience. April 2013, Sidney, Australia. (Invited)


Seventeenth Annual Conference, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Protecting Against Negligence: Understanding Defenses that Work and Don’t Work! March, 2013, Las Vegas, NV. (Presented twice).


Twenty-fourth Annual Conference, Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Preparing Exercise Science Faculty to Teach a Legal Issues Class: An Online Training Program. March, 2012, Greensboro, NC. (Co-author: David Herbert).


Fifteenth Annual Conference, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Minimizing Legal Liability in Health/Fitness Programs: Strategies that Work. Anaheim, CA. April, 2011. (Co-presented with David Herbert). (Presented twice).


Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Regional Conference Minimizing Legal Liability: Best Practices in Risk Management. Sarasota, FL, May, 2010.

Twenty-second Annual Conference, Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Treadmill Injuries in Health/Fitness Facilities: A Review of Case Law. Albuquerque, NM, March 2010.


Fifteenth Annual Medical Fitness Association (MFA) & Healthcare Conference. Building a Comprehensive Risk Management Plan Orlando, FL, December, 2009.


Fifty-sixth Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine. Integrating Legal and Risk Management Content into Exercise Science Academic Programs. Presented at the Exercise Sciences Education Interest Group Meeting. Seattle, WA, May, 2009. (Invited).


Fifty-sixth Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine. Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening Procedures in Health/Fitness Facilities: Is Compliance with National Standards Diminishing? Seattle, WA, May, 2009. (Presented by Springer, J., - lead author and Eickhoff-Shemek, J. & Zuberbuechler, E. – co-authors).


Thirteenth Annual Conference, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. The Law, Legal Liability, and Risk Management: Essential Education for Every 

Health/Fitness Professional. Atlanta, GA, March, 2009. (Co-presented with David Herbert). (Presented twice).


Twenty-second Annual Conference, Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). The Failure to Conduct Pre-Activity Screening in Fitness Facilities: An Analysis of Case Law., San Antonio, TX, March, 2009.


California WIC Association Management Conference, Worksite Health/Fitness Programs: Developing Effective Risk Management Strategies to Minimize Liability. Palm Springs, CA, October, 2008. (Invited).


Webinar: ACSM Webinar and Teleconference, Minimizing Legal Liability in Health/Fitness Programs: Strategies that Work! ACSM has been conducting webinars for about 3 years. This webinar was the best attended and highest rated to date. September, 2008. (Invited).


WorkWell Delegate Meeting, Employee Wellness Programs: An Overview of Current Legal Issues. Lincoln, NE, April, 2008. (Invited).


Twenty-first Annual Conference, Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Licensure Proposals for Exercise/Fitness Professionals: Barriers to Consider. Myrtle Beach, SC, February-March, 2008.


Exercise and Sport Sciences & Athletics Annual Symposium, Determining Legal Duties in Negligence Cases: What Factors Do Courts Consider? Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, March 2008. (Invited)