Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology | Société Canadienne D'Apprentissage Psychomoteur et de Psychologie du Sport

Toronto 2018

SCAPPS 2018: October 18-20, 2018, Toronto ON, Canada

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Registration: August 11 – October 10, 2018
Trainee: $250 | Professional: $495

Onsite registration: October 18 – 20, 2018
Trainee: $350 | Professional: $600

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Abstracts are welcomed for presentation as oral or poster formats, and are broadly categorized into Motor control & Motor Learning as well as Sport Psychology & Exercise Psychology.


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Doubletree Hilton Downtown Toronto

Group Rate from $199
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Chestnut Conference Centre

Located across the street from the Doubletree

Keynotes and Special Lectures

Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould

Sport Psychology Keynote

Dr. Amy Bastian

Motor Behaviour Keynote

Dr. Simon Bacon

Exercise Psychology Keynote

Dr. Peter Crocker

Carron Lecturer

Dr. Nicola Hodges

Wilberg Lecturer

Workshop: Methodological Coherence in Qualitative Research

Workshop Title: Methodological Coherence in Qualitative Research
Date/Time: Wednesday October 17, 12:00-4:30pm
Location: University of Toronto campus
Cost: $40 for graduate students/postdoctoral researchers, $60 for faculty members (lunch, snacks, and refreshments are included in workshop registration fee). Note: Spaces are limited! This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

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Workshop: Enhancing Your Teaching Toolbox

Workshop Title: Enhancing Your Teaching Toolbox
Date/Time: Thursday October 18, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre (SCAPPS Venue) – Armoury Suite 2nd Floor
Cost: Free + Snacks included. Note: Spaces are limited! This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

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Note: This workshop is limited to 40 participants and is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty at any stage in their career.

A Draft conference grid for the 2018 SCAPPS Conference is available here. Click here to download the final program.

General Program

October 18 - 20, 2018
Day 1
18 Oct 2018
Day 2
19 Oct 2018
Day 3
20 Oct 2018

Welcome and Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award Presentations

(1) Veronica Allan (Queens University) – Narratives Of Participation Among Individuals With Physical Disabilities: A Life-Course Analysis Of Athletes’ Experiences And Development In Parasport (2) April Karlinsky (University of British Columbia) – Dyad Practice Impacts Self-Directed Practice Behaviors And Motor Learning Outcomes In A Contextual Interference Paradigm (3) Eva Pila (University of Toronto) – Emotional Consequences Of Self-Weighing: A Daily Diary Study In Women With Comorbid History Of Breast Cancer And Obesity

Motor Control & Learning Keynote

Learning and relearning movement Amy Bastian, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Amy Bastian




Exercise Psychology Keynote

Why do so many behavioural interventions fail and is there anything we can do better? Simon Bacon, Concordia University
Dr. Simon Bacon

Sport Psychology Keynote

All Together: Considering Simultaneous Processes at the Levels of the Athlete, their Friends, and their Team Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto
Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould


Symposium (Maltreatment in Sport)


Verbal Session 2 (Intervention Complexity – From Feasibility to Translation)

Intervention Complexity – From Feasibility to Translation

Verbal Session 3 (Motor Control in Sport and Physical Activity)

Motor Control in Sport and Physical Activity

Verbal Session 3 (Advances in Mental Health Across the Lifespan)

Advances in Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Verbal Session 4 (Symposium: Errors make you better)

Symposium: Errors make you better: behavioral, theoretical and neurophysiological determinants of error processing in motor learning

Verbal Session 4 (Processes of Decision-Making and Self-Regulation)

Processes of Decision-Making and Self-Regulation

Verbal Session 4 (Symposium: Long-Term Participation in Parasport)



Verbal Session 5 (Positive Psychology in Sport and Exercise)

Positive Psychology in Sport and Exercise


Carron & Wilberg Lectures

WilBERG LECTURE Does 25,000 hours of practice about practice make you an expert? Nicola Hodges, University of British Columbia Carron Lecture A career examining stress and adaptation in sport and exercise: Voltaire’s Enlightenment or Dante’s Inferno Peter Crocker, University of British Columbia
Dr. Nicola Hodges
Dr. Peter Crocker
The maximum size of posters is 3' W x 4' Tall [36" (91 cm) wide X 48" (122 cm) tall]. Posters boards may or may not accommodate pins. Verbal presentations are 12 minutes maximum with 3 minutes for questions.