Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

TUESDAY, June, 25 - WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019

We will host a Welcome Dinner at Serpico on the evening of Monday, June 24 at 5:45pm and a Social Function at Harp & Crown, Elbow Lanes after Tuesday's session.


Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex

3 Banner Way

Camden, NJ  08103

Join us for the second annual HBSE STTAR Summit, bringing together a diverse group of experts and top practitioners across professional sports on Day 1 and our HBSE player support teams on Day 2. Through presentations, panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions, the Summit will provide an elite forum to learn, engage and interact on relevant topics in our industry.


This Summit is “Invite Only” with Limited Seating

Please RSVP prior to Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Name *
Hotel Room Needed? *

By RSVP-ing to attend the HBSE STTAR Summit, I hereby acknowledge this disclaimer.

Questions? Email us at HBSESTTARSummit@76ers.com

Schedule of Events

Monday, JUNE 24, 2019

5:45pm | Welcome Dinner - Serpico

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

8:00am | Breakfast

9:00am | Scott O’Neil CEO, HBSE - Introduction: Teams Taking Care of Teams

9:30am | Damian Farrow - Developing Game-Relevant Skills for Professional Team Sport Athletes

10:00am | Alvaro Pascual-Leone - Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: Potential Relevance for Sport

10:30am | Coffee Break

11:00am | Matt Jordan - Using Force Plates to Gain Insight into Fitness and Player Readiness

11:30am | David Lesondak - Insights into Fascia from a Sport Performance Perspective

12:00pm | Karin Silbernagel - Keeping Tendons Healthy: Contemporary Themes and Future Directions

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | Ian Rowland – Keynote Presentation: The Mastery of Persuasion

2:30pm | Panel: Helping Players Experience Long, Healthy Enjoyable Careers in Pro Sports (Lindsey Harding, Aimee Kimball, and Annelie Schmittel)

3:00pm | Coffee Break

3:30pm | Stuart Phillips - Protein Intake for Team Sport Athletes

4:00pm | Keith Baar - Impact of Nutrition on Connective Tissue

4:30pm | Michael Platt- The Neuroscience of Team Chemistry

5:00pm | Networking

6:00pm | Conference Ends

6:30pm | Social Function - Harp & Crown, Elbow Lanes


8:45am | Breakfast

9:15am | Elton Brand GM, Philadelphia 76ers - Welcome: Advanced Support for Team Sport

9:30am | Damian Farrow - Skill Acquisition in Professional Team Sport

10:00am | Alvaro Pascual-Leone - Neuroplasticity and Optimal Learning Environments

10:30am | Coffee Break

11:00am | Matt Jordan - Assessing and Developing Player Game Readiness

11:30am | David Lesondak - Understanding the Role of Fascia in Sport

12:00pm | Karin Silbernagel - Keeping Tendons Healthy

12:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm | Interactive Workshops

Workshop 1 – Levon Nazarian/Scott Epsley (Ultrasound)

Workshop 2 – Matt Jordan/Jesse Wright (Sport Technology)

2:30pm | Coffee Break

3:00pm | Stuart Phillips - Nutrition for Team Sport

3:30pm | Grant Fiddyment & Matt Cane - Analytics in Team Sport

4:00pm | Closing Remarks

4:15pm | Networking

4:30pm | Conference Ends



Dr. Keith B


Dr. Damian


Lindsey H


Dr. Matt


Dr. Aimee Kimball

Dr. Alvaro


Dr. David


Dr. Levon


Dr. Stuart


Dr. Michael Platt



Dr. Annelie


Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel



Dave DavieS


Senior Reporter, WHYY-FM

Davies has been a senior reporter at WHYY-FM since 2010. From 1982 to 1986, he covered City Hall and other beats, and served as news director for one year. He covers Philadelphia government and politics, and produces enterprise reports on emerging city and regional issues for WHYY’s multimedia news outlets. His blog, Off Mic, is featured on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org. Davies is also a regular fill-in host for Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, heard on more than five hundred public radio stations. He has also substituted for Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY-FM’s Radio Times. For twenty-five years, Davies was a reporter and columnist on government and politics for the Philadelphia Daily News.

Social functions


Welcome Dinner AT Serpico

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:45pm

Location: 604 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Join us for dinner on Monday night as we tip-off the 2nd annual summit. Enjoy James Beard Award winner Peter Serpico’s playful yet familiar take on global cuisine as well as a unique presentation by Ian Rowland, The Mind Man!


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Harp & CrowN - Elbow Lane

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

Location: 1525 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Wind down after the first day of the Summit by relaxing with food and cocktails or hitting the bowling lanes in the hidden downstairs lounge.

HOTEL Monaco

433 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106



For those HBSE attendees who require accommodations for the Summit, rooms have been reserved at The Hotel Monaco in Olde City from June 24 – June 26.  Please indicate if you need a room within the RSVP form above.  Conveniently located at the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets, this globally-inspired boutique hotel is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, shops and historic landmarks in Philadelphia.