4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance 28 November - 1 December 2017
Melbourne Australia
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Session 1 - Wednesday 29 November 2017

  • Changes in androgen hormones during intense training in elite military men Dr Karen Kelly
  • A method for estimating performance of a repeated lift-and-carry task using minimal repetitions Dr Stephen Foulis
  • Effects of jump squat in the performance of the squat lunge and squat hold in Brazilian military parachute Michel Gonçalves
  • Analysis of intracranial pressure of Brazilian Air Force pilots during maneuvers in a force simulatorThiago Augusto Rochetti Bezerra
  • Estonian conscripts' health and motivation in entering military service Dr Leila Oja
  • Encumbered range of motion assessment of a novel body armor system designed to improve mobility Ms K. Blake Mitchell
  • A job task analysis of casualty evacuation by stretcher performed by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces Carla Rue
  • A job task analysis to quantify the physical demands of load carriage duties conducted by ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces Mr Christopher Vine
  • Fatigue, performance and health of RNZN trainee divers Mr Adam Dooley
  • Protective effects of exercise training on endothelial dysfunction induced by total sleep deprivation in healthy subjects Dr Pierre-Emmanuel Tardo-Dino
  • A job task analysis of digging duties conducted by the ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces Dr Ben Lee
  • The application of a mathematical model to estimate the aerobic capacity required to complete an 8-mile loaded march from an individual's body mass Dr Sarah Coakley
  • Heart rate variability changes in reserve SEAL operators during close quarters combat training Dr Kim Beals
  • Development of a building clearing methodology for the assessment of soldier Mrs Stephanie Brown
  • Upper extremity function in warfighters following cold water immersion and rewarming in the field Mr Jay Heaney
  • Usability and acceptability of real-time physiological status monitoring devices in the Australian Defence Force Dr Andrew Hunt
  • Soldier monitoring: A systematic review Mr Sean Bulmer
  • Changes in ankle proprioception and neuromuscular function following an acute bout of British Army foot drill: implications of lower-limb musculoskeletal injury risk Mr Alex Rawcliffe
  • A supervised physical training phase prior to a Brazilian Navy special operations course seems to increase their approval rate Mr Bruno Terra
  • Evaluation of sports infrastructure of the Brazilian Army: a methodological proposal Marco Baptista
  • The influence of the diameter of the bar in the maximum repetitions of pull-up test Joao Guilherme Nascimento
  • Analysis of the Trojan war combat fighting Mr Asimoglou Panagiotis
  • Emotional intelligence and military advisors Dr Deborah Jeppesen

Session 2 - Thursday 30 November 2017

  • Comparing the ability of two different batteries of physical performance tests to predict occupational task performance Mr Peter Frykman
  • Physical activity of soldiers during a military field exercise Mr Tommi Ojanen
  • Physical demands of a boarding operations training exercise conducted by the Royal Marines Dr Ella Walker
  • The energetic consequences of wearing a belt-supported armored vest during overground hiking Professor Dan Heil
  • Training load, stress tolerance and upper respiratory tract infection in Brazilian Navy combat divers special operations course Mr Allan Inoue
  • Association between musculoskeletal symptoms and possible risk factors in Brazilian Navy high school students Miss Priscila Bunn
  • The relationship between anthropometric measures and common occupational task performance of female soldiers Dr Jan Redmond
  • Static versus dynamic marksmanship task: a performance assessment comparison Mrs Stephanie Brown
  • USAF occupationally specific, operationally relevant physical fitness tests and standards: test-retest reliability Mr Justin Cupples
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in sergeants training courses from Brazil and Colombia Dr Eduardo Borba Neves
  • The relationship between physical fitness and military operational obstacle course performance times Ms K. Blake Mitchell
  • Evaluation of a pilot community-based pre-conditioning program for female Army recruits Dr Jace Drain
  • Analysis of competitive performance in obstacle run of military pentathlon through biomechanics Marco Baptista
  • Markerless biomechanics analysis for optimization of soldier physical performance Mr Kase Saylor
  • The development of a test for a strength-based criterion Royal Australian Air Force tent lift task Mr Kent Delbridge
  • The quantification of the individual contribution required to perform a Royal Australian Navy casualty firehose lift Mr Angus Pike
  • The selection of generic or task-related physical employment tests for the Royal Australian Air Force Mr Adam Hayes
  • The acute effect of cadence on the maximum number of repetitions in the push-up test Antonio Valente
  • Acute effects of a 500 meter combat swimming time-trial on balance, ankle range of motion, strength, pain and exertion in novice performers Ms Anne Beethe
  • Dehydration does not impair motor performance or motor learning in military and civilian participants Mr Stephen Goodman
  • Special Forces (SF) soldiers training: a pre-emptive approach to stress management using Emotional Intelligence (EI) Ms Jemma King
  • Are there differences between men and women or limb dominance during physical performance tests in healthy Navy cadets? Mr Thiago Lopes
  • Screening aviators - can we include movement control tests? Mr Matthias Tegern

Session 3 - Friday 1 December 2017

  • Impact of nootropic supplementation on measures of marksmanship performance in active duty soldiers Dr Nick Barringer
  • Effect of load carriage with aerobic-based tasks interspersed with high-intensity bursts of tasks on lethality capability Dr Ji Zheng Ma
  • Caloric estimate of SEAL delivery vehicle operators during unit level training Dr Karen Kelly
  • A 3-dimensional biomechanical analysis of British Army foot-drill in untrained personnel: Implications for lower-extremity injury risk Mr Alex Rawcliffe
  • Muscle fatigue indicators during paced live-fire shooting with and without a body armor-integrated prototype weapon mount Dr Courtney Haynes
  • The effect of suspension training systems on muscle recruitment during two types of dynamic exercises Professor Damien Van Tiggelen
  • The sex gap in simulated Royal Navy manual handling tasks is reduced in relation to isometric strength scores Dr Piete Brown
  • A job task analysis of casualty drags performed within ground close combat roles in the UK Armed Forces Miss Tessa Flood
  • Top five critical combat tasks identified by combat veterans Mr Cale Hepler
  • Differences between US Army and Marines in self-reported combat-relevant physically demanding tasks Mr Jesse Stein
  • Circulating miRNAs as skeletal muscle fiber-type specific biomarkers Professor Nathalie Koulmann
  • A physical demands analysis to establish critical physical tasks for US Air Force explosive ordnance disposal and battlefield airmen occupations Mr Matthew Gruse
  • The multi-component training distress scale: firefighter Mr Sean Bulmer
  • Lessons learnt from Australian Defence Force trial of live physiological monitoring to improve soldier performance in both training and operational scenarios Mr Dean Dickson
  • Physical performance differences between successful and unsuccessful candidates of a Brazilian Navy special operations course Mr Bruno Terra
  • The effect of previous loaded marching experience and environmental condition on a simulated urban combat task Dr Tara Reilly
  • Prevalence and anthropometric predictors of metabolic syndrome in the Brazilian military Dr Eduardo Borba Neves
  • Deep, short sleep naps in occupational settings using relaxation techniques Ms Eden Debellemaniere
  • Glomerular Filtration Range (eGFR) and hematological changes during 2012 Comandos Special Operations Course Mr Nilton Gomes Rolim Filfo
  • Wearer comfort and performance of the Dendra panoply during simulated Trojan war combat fighting Mr Stavros Petmezas
  • Atraumatic lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries and running in U.S. Army rotational units in South Korea Mr Brandon Carius
  • Effects of whole body vibration exercise on handgrip strength and muscular activity of flexor digitorum superficialis on soldiers from the Brazilian Army Ms Danielle Morel
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Key dates
Registration Opens 28 November 2016
Call for Abstracts Open 28 November 2016
Call for Session Proposals Opens 28 November 2016
Applications for Travel Grants Open 28 November 2016
Call for Session Proposals Closes 30 April 2017
Applications for Travel Grants Closes 31 May 2017
Call for Abstracts Close 30 June 2017
Notification to Authors and Travel Grant Applications 18 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline 28 September 2017
ICSPP 2017 28 November –
1 December 2017