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Maria Fiatarone Singh

I am most looking forward to contributing to the discussion about the health benefits of anabolic exercise for aging and chronic disease. Most research regarding the health benefits of exercise has traditionally focused on aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, with less attention given to alternative modalities of exercise such as resistance training. However, growing epidemiological and empirical evidence support the benefits of weight lifting exercise for many different health-related conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, pulmonary disease, renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, cancer, and neuromuscular diseases, amongst many other debilitating conditions. In addition, resistance training has been shown to lead to clinically relevant improvements in neuropsychological outcomes including cognitive function, depression, insomnia, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. My keynote presentation will summarize the rationale and evidence base for the role of resistance training in cognitive and psychological function and explore potential mechanisms of action and current gaps in the literature.

We are excited to announce that the ICSPP2017 Congress program is now available on the website.
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Interactive Case Study Thu 30 Nov 2017 - Dismounted Soldier Performance Assessment: Going Beyond the Individual, Dr Graham Fordy (NZ) and Dr Dan Billing (AUS)

This interactive session is designed to challenge the status quo and meet the purposes of (1) highlighting which researchers and practitioners are working on individual and/or tactical small unit performance, (2) polling, discussing and debating the relative merits of assessment methods, and (3) facilitating engagement between labs / organisations working in similar areas.

Operational effectiveness is ultimately delivered by teams and better understanding the performance of these teams, and the contribution of individuals to team performance, is the focus of the session.

In order for you to prepare for the session (i.e. your homework assignment), please take some time to consider the following questions:

  1. Do changes in individual performance directly translate to changes in tactical small unit performance and therefore operational effectiveness?
  2. Is it possible to characterise the relative contributions of individuals to team performance in a military context?
  3. What research approaches could be used to make a more direct connection between the performance of an individual team member and the performance of the team?

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Sponsorship & Exhibition

Why Sponsor and/or Exhibit at ICSPP2017?

The ICSPP2017 will provide an excellent opportunity to promote your company, to support your brands and to maintain a high profile amongst specialists. It offers a unique platform to interact with an international group of researchers, practicing professionals and influential industry representatives. All sponsors and exhibitors will be widely acknowledged leading up to and during the congress. Your company will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and influential audience in an informal yet informative environment away from the competition of everyday distractions.

An exciting range of sponsorship opportunities have been developed to ensure a successful outcome for all sponsors and stakeholders. Sponsorship packages have been designed to suit a range of budgets. Early confirmation of your Congress sponsorship will ensure an even higher level of exposure.

Sponsorship Prospectus View the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus
Sponsorship and Exhibition Application form Download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Application Form

For further information and to discuss how you could become involved in the Congress, contact the ICSPP2017 Congress Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager:

Emma Bowyer
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001

T: +61 2 9254 5000
F: +61 2 9251 3552
E: sponsorship@icspp-australia2017.org

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