This was our second year attending the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology conference. Last year’s conference was held in Fredericton. Many conferences choose locations in different parts of the country, so this year we were in Calgary. (Next year’s will be in Montreal, which will seem like being at home in comparison 🙂 ).
It’s been interesting attending these conferences. There are hundreds of masters-level students engaging in all kinds of interesting research, some of whom are doing research on blood flow restriction and its effects on the body. Many of these students have heard of KAATSU but hadn’t realized that it is a modality separate from BFR. This sparked a lot of interesting conversations.
Our purpose in going is to encourage young researchers who are interested in healthy aging for seniors, improving rehabilitation outcomes, and other ways to improve healthcare and our understanding of human physiology to incorporate KAATSU into their research. The interesting conversations that started at CSEP continue today, and we’re looking forward to seeing more research on KAATSU in future.