Prof. Consuelo Suarez, MD, PhD

Dr. Consuelo G. Suarez, MD, PhD, FPARM, is a well-known physician who works at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Metro Manila, Philippines’ National Capital Region.

Dra. Suarez is also a faculty professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and is directly affiliated with Research Center for Health Sciences, UST’s flagship unit for the health sciences and the research arm of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (FMS). She had a distinguished career, having worked as a physician at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital and as Dean of the University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Science from 1996 to 2006. Dr. Suarez has a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences from the University of South Australia (2006), a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines (2003), and Postgraduate Training in Sports Physiology from the Hong Kong Sports Institute in Hong Kong, China (1992).

Her rehabilitation medicine residency at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Manila, Philippines (1991), demonstrates her dedication to medical excellence. Dr. Suarez’s varied research interests include Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Gait Analysis, and Obesity, demonstrating her commitment to expanding medical knowledge and making a substantial contribution to the healthcare environment.


Takanori Kikumoto, PhD (Japan)

Dr. Takanori Kikumoto is a renowned academic with a strong academic background in sports medicine, culminating in a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine with a major in Athletic Training from Tsukuba University (2015-2018).

His educational background includes an MS in Sports Medicine with a specialization in Athletic Training from Tsukuba University (2007-2011) and a foundational Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Kitasato University (2003-2007). Dr. Kikumoto, who has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Niigata University Health and Welfare since April 2016, is heavily involved in sports training, most notably with the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. His previous position as Head Athletic Trainer and Translator for Niigata Albirex BB in Japan’s bj-League (July 2014 – March 2016) brings a professional sports perspective to his diverse career.

Dr. Kikumoto has a wide range of skills, including Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Sports Biomechanics, and Athletic Training. He is currently working on a cross-sectional study published in J Foot Ankle Res. 2019 May 3, exploring a quantitative evaluation method to elucidate ankle plantar flexion angles using anterior drawer and inversion stress tests, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the understanding of ankle biomechanics and significantly contributing to the dynamic fields of sports medicine and physical therapy.

Weerawat Limroongreungrat, PhD (Thailand)

Dr. Weerawat ‘Wat’ Limroongreungrat is an associate professor at College of Sports Science and Technology, Mahidol University, Thailand. He received his BSc in Physical Therapy from Chiangmai University, Thailand. He continued his MSc degree in (Physical Therapy) at Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and finished PhD in Sports Science from Georgia State University, USA in 2005.

Prior to his appointment at the Mahidol University, he was a part-time instructor at Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University and postdoctoral researcher at Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Science, Georgia State University; Center of Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Clinical Researcher, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA, USA. He also serves as the president of Asian Society of Sports Biomechanics (ASSB) and the board director of Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE). He also serves as the editorial board member of Sports Biomechanics journal.

He published several papers in preferred Journals and chapters in books in biomechanics as well as sports injury and rehabilitation. His research interests include both sports and clinical biomechanics. Currently, he is interested in improving teaching quality of sports biomechanics in undergraduate students.

Codi Ramsey, PhD (New Zealand)

Dr. Codi Ramsey is a renowned sports science and physical therapy researcher, with a PhD from the University of Otago (2018) and an MEd in Physical Therapy from Utah State University, USA (2014).

Her research focuses on the complex dynamics of female athletes, applied sports research, complex systems, and computational analysis, with a special emphasis on field-based footwear evaluation and its involvement in overuse running-related injuries. Dr. Ramsey has earned several awards, including the 2020 Emerging Researcher Award from Otago Polytechnic and the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award from Otago Polytechnic’s ISEH Postgraduate Team. She is an active member of prominent professional associations, including Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Sports and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ), New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women-Otago Branch (NZFGW), Exercise Science and Sport Australia (ESSA), Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Ramsey’s extensive knowledge, academic achievements, and commitment to developing sports science make her a vital member of the academic community.

Parallel Session 1B: Sports Rehabilitation in Adult and Elite Sports

Daniel Buberis, M.SC. EX. PHYS (Australia)

Daniel Buberis, headquartered in the Greater Adelaide Area, is an outstanding Director and High-Performance Coach at QT Athlete Performance & Development. He is a senior professional with a long background in the sports world, noted for his competence in coaching, athletic training, football, athletics, and strength and conditioning. Daniel is also the founder of Project 6 Foundation which provides and highlights coaching development, sports participation, and physical education programs to the disadvantaged.

Furthermore, Daniel is a hardworking man who holds a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Edith Cowan University, demonstrating his dedication to lifelong learning and professional growth. His abilities extend to human resources, demonstrating his well-rounded approach to sports performance leadership. Daniel Buberis is a dynamic character who has made important contributions to the improvement of players and the sports industry as a whole.

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