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The 2017 BayCare Sports Medicine Conference offers attendees a comprehensive look at the various aspects of improved health and injury prevention and treatment for athletes, both amateur and professional.

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Conference Speakers

James Maas, MD, CEO of Sleep for SuccessMaas

Keynote Speaker:  Sleep to Win! Everything you Must Know About Sleep but are too Tired to Ask!

Dr. James B. Maas is a leading authority and international consultant on sleep performance. He served as Presidential Fellow, Professor and past Chairman of Psychology at Cornell University. He holds the world’s record for in-person instruction, having taught more than 65,000 students in his 48 years on the Cornell faculty.

Dr. Maas has held a Fulbright Senior Professorship to Sweden, a visiting professorship at Stanford and is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s distinguished Teaching Award for being the nation’s outstanding educator.

He is one of the world’s most sought after speakers for educational institutions, corporations and athletic franchises. He has presented highly acclaimed programs for such organizations as IBM, Apple Computers, Google, JP Morgan Chase, the Young Presidents Organization, national medical associations, Harvard, Stanford, Duke and several NHL, NFL and NBA teams.

Dr. Maas coined the term “Power Nap”. His book Sleep for Success is designed for executives and others wishing to know how to be alert and energetic all day long. His latest book, Sleep to Win! shows athletes how to improve their performance overnight. Dr. Maas appears frequently on national television programs such as the TODAY Show, The View, and ABC’s 20/20. Oprah devoted an entire hour to Dr. Maas and his research on sleep. 


Charlotte Mapes, Registered Dietitian/Sports Dietitian

Nutrition: Fueling for Optimal Performance and Recovery

Charlotte Mapes is a registered and licensed dietician who lives in St. Petersburg, FL. She attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and health promotion specialization. Current, she is a health promotion manager with HealthFitness, where she manages a large client employee health and wellness program. She is also a consulting wellness dietician for Top Notch Training Facility and BayCare Wellness Centers, where she helps members get back on track with eating healthy and achieving their weight loss goals. Previously, Charlotte worked as a clinical dietician for Sodexo, then in the public health sector for 3 ½ years with the Florida Department of Health. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys playing beach volleyball, running, hiking and traveling. 

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Augustine Agocha, MD, Cardiologist

Sleep Disorders and Their Effect on Heart Health and Athletic Performance

Dr Agocha is currently a practicing cardiologist and Director of the Heart Function Program at BayCare Medical Group in Tampa Florida. He is also Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology at St Joseph’s Hospital. Dr Agocha has long standing clinical and research interest in exercise physiology and the cardiology of sports participation. He is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned both an MD and a PhD in Cardiovascular Pathology. He completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship all at Yale School of Medicine and the Yale-New-Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Dr Agocha currently serves as a cardiology consultant for the NFL and works with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Sanjay Menon, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

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Sanjay Menon, MD, received his doctor of medicine degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Menon completed his fellowship training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. Dr. Menon is board certified in orthopedic surgery and provides care and treatment for numerous amateur and professional athletic organizations in Tampa Bay. Dr Menon is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. 

Kevin Elder, MD, Sports Medicine

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Lynn Couchara

Hypnosis in Sports: The Subconscious Approach to Performance

Lynne Couchara has recently presented on her mental conditioning techniques at the internationally renowned Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery conference, and the Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner and Rehabilitation Therapist conference.  Ms. Couchara has over a decade of experience helping people with these techniques.  Her primary area of focus is working with athletes to help with the mental aspects of sports performance.  She also helps people with challenges such as managing anxiety, changing unhelpful habits, and shifting perceptions of external events.  Ms. Couchara is the founder of Elite Hypnosis and Wellness, and Elite Sports Hypnosis in Tampa, FL.

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