Get up to date with the latest evidence-based fitness practices

Want to improve your knowledge and get up to date with the latest evidence-based practices for natural bodybuilding, powerlifting, strength and physique development?

Coming to Melbourne for the third time, we present to you; The Ultimate Evidence-Based Conference 2021.

This three-day conference, from Saturday 23rd til Sunday 24th of October 2021, will be held at one of Australia’s premium facilities, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and at JPS Health & Fitness, Airport West and is sure to blow your mind. Our presenters are still being confirmed, but we assure you the calibre of presenters will be unparalleled.

More than just a Fitness Conference

Are you a registered Personal Trainer or Coach? Are you looking to upskill and obtain ‘Continued Education Credits’ or ‘Professional Development Points’?

Attendance to the UEBC will grant you CEC’s or PDP’s

6 CEC’s/PDP’s for 2 days  

**CEC’s are allocated to content  that remains within the Registered Exercise Professional Scope of Practice**





Our speakers - TO BE UPDATED IN JUNE


Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an associate professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, where he serves as the graduate program director and heads the human performance laboratory. He also currently serves as Sports Nutritionist for the New Jersey Devils hockey organization. Brad has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers on various exercise- and sports nutrition-related topics, and authored the seminal textbook, "Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy." He was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity, as well as earning the 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Association Young Investigator of the Year Award.


    Dr. Melissa Davis holds a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization. She has 10 years of research experience studying somatosensory based disease intervention, cortical plasticity, and brain development at UC Irvine. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, published in high impact, peer reviewed journals, and recognized by faculty of 1000. Melissa has earned awards for teaching, scholarship, and excellence in research. She has also been involved in science outreach activities for over a decade. Melissa is currently a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Giva Santana at One Jiu Jitsu in Irvine, CA. She is a repeat IBJJF Master World Champion and has also represented the United States for her division in the international Abu Dhabi World Pro Competition twice. She is currently a scientific consultant at Renaissance Periodization, where she writes and edits books, develops nutrition and athletic training products, and coaches athletes and hobbyists in their fitness pursuits.


      Eric Trexler, (PhD, CSCS*D, CISSN), is a pro natural bodybuilder and a sports nutrition researcher. Eric has a PhD in Human Movement Science from UNC Chapel Hill and has published dozens of peer-reviewed research papers on various exercise and nutrition strategies for getting bigger, stronger, and leaner. In addition, Eric has several years of University-level teaching experience and has been coaching athletes with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels since 2009. Eric is now the Director of Education at Stronger By Science, and a reviewer for Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS).


        I've been a personal trainer in Sydney, Australia for 13 years. In between training clients I've also attended university to study neuroscience, started an online education business and delivered in-person seminars around Australia. My focus is being an intermediary between scientific research, coaches and the average gym-goer. A lot of my content’s been developed over several years from the 1-on-1 mentorships I’ve done with trainers and coaches. So, while I can’t fly around Australia or overseas to help everyone face-to-face, the online material is a way I can still help trainers anywhere who want to learn aspects of training, lifestyle and nutrition that are actually important. I do this through social media, online coaching, my Fitness Fundamentals membership site, and the more intensive Science of Fitness course.


          Jacob Schepis is the founder and co-owner of JPS Health & Fitness. For the past 10 years he has actively worked in the industry, where he has helped thousands of individuals improve their strength and body composition through evidence-based resistance training and nutrition practices. Jacob is an accredited sports nutritionist and highly experienced powerlifting and bodybuilding coach and athlete who prides himself on producing impressive results whilst educating and empowering his clients and the lifting community at large along the way. His in the trench experience and impressive client history has not only helped elevate JPS to one of Australia’s leading coaching providers, but also made him a highly sought after mentor and educator. Jacob is now heavily involved in educating coaches and fitness professionals around the world through his online content, seminars, workshops and courses.

            Danny Lennon

            Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition, a company providing educational content related to evidence-based nutrition. Danny is perhaps most well-known for being the host the top-ranked podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio. Danny has a MSc. in nutritional sciences from University College Cork, in addition to an undergraduate degree in biology and physics. Danny uses his scientific background to read and interpret the latest nutrition research, before communicating the key points to his audience. In addition to his science background, Danny has also worked as a nutrition practitioner for several years. He has presented internationally at conferences and seminars in Europe, Australia and the United States.

              GREG NUCKOLS

              Greg lifts weights, writes about lifting weights, and helps other people get better at lifting weights.

                LAURIN CONLIN

                Laurin Conlin is an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor, holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science, and is the owner of Team LoCoFit. Her coaching team at LoCoFit helps clients achieve competitive success while focusing on long-term health interests through a scientific, evidence-based approach. Laurin's mission is to redefine healthy within the fitness industry! Conlin lectures internationally on topics including nutrition, training, psychological aspects of dieting, and fitness entrepreneurship.

                  JAKE LINARDON

                  Dr Jake Linardon received his PhD in 2017 and is currently an early career Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. His research centres around evaluating, implementing, and disseminating a broad range of treatment and prevention approaches for eating disorders. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles, many of which have been published in world-leading psychiatry and clinical psychology journals. He also serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Eating Disorders. He is the founder of @breakbingeeating, an open access website designed to provide free evidence-based information and self-help strategies for people with eating and body image issues.

                    ERIC HELMS

                    Eric Helms, PhD, CSCS is a nutrition, sport science, and exercise/sport psychology researcher/practitioner with a mission to support the lifting community. He is co-founder and chief science officer for Team 3D Muscle Journey, chief author of the Muscle and Strength Pyramid books, co-founder and contributor to the Monthly Applications in Strength Sport research review, co-host of Iron Culture Podcast, and a Strength & Conditioning Research Fellow in the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, at the Auckland University of Technology. He’s coached 100’s of recreational and competitive physique and strength athletes from novice to world champion, published scores of peer-reviewed articles on strength and conditioning, psychology and nutrition as they relate to physique and strength sports, and authored book chapters for strength and conditioning, nutrition, and personal training professionals. In his personal life, Eric is a multi-sport lifter, earning a professional qualification in drug free bodybuilding with the PNBA, and competing in powerlifting, weightlifting, and strongman.

                      GAB FUNDARO

                      Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, CISSN, CHC, is a Renaissance Periodization consultant, Monash low- FODMAP certified and ISSN-certified sport nutritionist, and ACE-certified health coach. Dr. Fundaro combines her knowledge of nutrition and motivational interviewing techniques to promote intrinsic motivation and behavior change in clients to facilitate long-term weight management and healthy lifestyles. She believes in the importance of a plant-centric diet in addition to regular, enjoyable physical activity and cognitive exercises as part of a sustainable lifestyle free from the chronic dieting mindset. When working with individuals experiencing gastric distress, Dr. Fundaro applies a practical, personalized, and evidence-based approach to modify diet and lifestyle factors which can contribute to improved digestive comfort. She has taught a variety of courses related to nutrition for performance and health, physiology, and macronutrient metabolism. In addition to her teaching experience, she has enjoyed the opportunity to share evidence-based recommendations in international seminars, podcasts, and contributions to magazines such as Shape and Oxygen. Dr. Fundaro is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College and holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education from Radford University. She is currently completing requirements towards the Registered Dietitian credential as a participant in the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway of the Dietetic Internship Program of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with her dogs, and training for powerlifting.

                        JACKSON PEOS

                        Jackson is an accredited sports nutritionist, currently completing his PhD at the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia where he has completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, and Exercise & Health. Jackson's research focuses on novel diet strategies for maximising performance and muscle retention while reducing body fat. He has also directed the largest athlete weight loss trial in Australia, and the first randomised controlled trial investigating diet breaks in weight trained athletes.

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                            JPS Health & Fitness – Airport West – 77C Matthews Avenue, Airport West 3042 (on-site and street parking available)

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