The INS Québec expands its medical, scientific and innovation research activities and welcomes two new experts in its performance service

Montreal, November 27, 2017 – The vice-president, Performance services of the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec), Marc Schryburt, is pleased to announce two new appointments in its team. These appointments are due to an increase in medical, scientific and innovation research activities that enable the INS Québec to provide coaching to high-performance athletes and coaches on a par with the best practices in the world. These appointments include a chief nutritionist, Erik Sesbreno and a sports medicine expert advisor, Thomas Romeas.

“Following the creation of our Research, innovation and dissemination of information program for coaching high performance athletes, the appointment of a medical and scientific expert advisor became a must to ensure the monitoring of the INS Québec’s many leading-edge activities, explains Marc Schryburt, Vice-president of Performance services. Thomas joins the Institute at the right time and his great expertise in managing research projects is a major asset for our sports science team. “

The chief nutritionist position is also part of our growing sports medicine activities. “The chief nutritionist will play, among other things, a coordinating role between sports medicine and scientific teams,” says Marc Schryburt. Our team of nutritionists works with several integrated support teams within high-level training groups and the arrival of Erik will enable us to enhance not only our services, but also the nutritional aspect of our research and innovation activities. We are particularly pleased that this position is an outcome of an agreement with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, where collaboration is at the forefront of our actions. “

Erik Sesbreno – Chief nutritionist

Occupying this position since November 8, 2017, Erik shares his time between the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario and the INS Québec. As chief nutritionist, Erik coordinates and coach nutritionists at the INS Québec while working with the scientific and medical teams and integrated support team members within the training and practice groups. Erik is also involved in the nutritional component of research and innovation projects aimed at optimizing the performance of athletes. “

Erik is the national vice-president of Dietitians of Canada. He is also an organizer and instructor of International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.

Thomas Roméas – Sports medicine expert advisor

Thomas will start the position on December 4, 2017. He will work with the Director, Sports science Guy Thibault in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the research, innovation and dissemination of technical and scientific information. He will also monitor the activities of the INS Québec Research and innovation committee.

Thomas earned a PhD in neuroscience of sight from Université de Montréal. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the École de Technologie Supérieure and senior scientific officer at the CogniSens Applied Research Center. He is currently a scientific consultant at the Montreal Impact Academy.


About the Institut national du sport du Québec |

The Institut national du sport du Québec is a “Catalyst of dreams—one athlete at a time” and acts as a key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada. With its network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, 17 single-sport training centres and its Complex at Olympic Park which is home to eight high-performance training groups, INS Québec offers sports-medicine, sports science and personal development services to athletes on Canadian national teams training in Quebec, next-generation athletes, high-performance coaches and sports. A member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec serves more than 500 high-performance athletes, 2,000 next-generation athletes and the nearly 900 coaches who train them.

INS Québec receives support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell, Mondo, Teknion | Roy & Breton, Côté Fleury, Inaxsys, B2dix and Sports Experts.


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Evelyne Déry

Communications Coordinator, INS Québec

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