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Keynote Address: Beyond Survivors, Creating Thrivers: Why Muscle Matters (F10)

Friday, April 21 • 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM PT

In Person SessionVirtual Session

ASPEN welcomes the 2023 keynote speaker, Stuart Phillips, PhD, FACSM, FCAHS. Dr. Stuart Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. He is a professor in kinesiology and graduate faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips has authored more than 350 research papers. In 2018-22 he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and physiology research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover.

You will not want to miss Dr. Phillips’ keynote address at ASPEN23!


  1. Identify the key roles that skeletal muscle plays in optimal health, especially in aging
  2. Explain what happens to muscle in critical care
  3. Describe strategies to preserve muscle in critical care
  4. Summarize current best practices on restoration and recovery of lost muscle after critical care

Stuart Phillips, PhD, FACSM, FCAHS, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; Director, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-050-L99-P

Stuart Phillips
Stuart Phillips, PhD, FACSM, FCAHS