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

Program - Wednesday 29 November 2017

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

08.00 Registration Open
  Room 105/106
08.30-09.30 Defence keynote: MAJGEN Kathryn Toohey & Nick Beagley
09.30-10.30 Invited keynote: Romain Meeusen, Belgium The underlying mechanisms of overtraining and physical and psychological markers for early detection
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
  Room 103 Room 104 Room 105 Room 106
  Free Communication Session 4 - Aviators

Featured Science Session 9 - CISM Sport Science Commission

Session chair: Heikki Kyröläinen, Finland

Featured Science Session 7 - Acute, short and long term responses to heat stress – implications for combatants' performance and health

Session chair: Jason Lee, Singapore

Featured Science Session 6 - The Soldier’s Brain

Session chair: Kristy Martin, Australia

11.00-11.15 Association between physical fitness test results and flight duty limitations due to spinal disorders Tuomas Honkanen, Finland

The role of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in science development Heikki Kyröläinen, Finland

Physical training interventions and injury prevention in Swiss soldiers Thomas Wyss, Switzerland

Physical fitness tests in Latin American Armies Eduardo Borba Neves, Brazil

The FORCE Fitness Profile – results from the first year of implementation Patrick Gagnon, Canada

Acute physiological responses during exercise in the heat Robert Kenefick, USA

Short term training in a cool vs. warm environment on aerobic performance in a warm and humid condition Jason Lee, Singapore

Heat adaptation within a military context Nigel Taylor, Australia

Exercise, thermoregulation, and the brain Romain Meeusen, Belgium

Combating mental fatigue in soldiers Kristy Martin, Australia

Brain adenosine and endurance performance Samuele Marcora, UK

Resilient cognition in soldiers Richard Keegan, Australia

Brain-based interventions for improving performance Ben Rattray, Australia

11.15-11.30 EEG-based assessment of pilot spatial navigation on an aviation simulator Yukai Wang, Austalia
11.30-11.45 Determining fighter pilot's G load: pilot's fatigue index Harri Rintala, Finland
11.45-12.00 Electromyographic analysis in upper limbs of Brazilian Air Force Flight Instructors submitted to maneuvers in a T-27 Force Simulator Grace Guindani, Brazil
  Free Communication Session 5 - Load carriage 1 Free Communication Session 3 - Public health and health promotion

Featured Science Session 8 - Components of an effective heat tolerance test for military populations

Session chair: Jay Heaney, USA

12.00-12.15 The effects of increasing thoracic load carriage, using a backpack and body armour ensemble, on ambulatory lung volumes Lachlan Hingley, Australia The Canadian Armed Forces physical performance strategy: creating the conditions to support optimal physical activity, sleep, nutrition and injury prevention practices Michael Spivock, Canada

Use of a Heat Tolerance Test (HTT) within the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Yoram Epstein, Israel

Impact of the Naval Health Research Center's heat tolerance testing within the U.S. Navy Douglas Jones, USA

Heat tolerance in wet tropical natives using an established heat tolerance test Jason Lee, Singapore

12.15-12.30 The impact of load carriage exercise on the etiology of neuromuscular fatigue Sebastian Garcia, France HEALTH (Healthy Eating, Activity, Lifestyle Training Headquarters) internet / mobile weight management program for the U.S. Army: outcomes and future directions Tiffany Stewart, USA
12.30-12.45 Sex differences in the physiological and neuromuscular responses of British Army recruits to load carriage in the field Rachel Izard, UK Sport biography, exercise and subjective health status of middle agers Alexander Witzki, Germany
12.45-13.00 The impact of ambulatory gradients on the oxygen cost of torso load carriage for people of varying body mass Heather Bowes, Australia A physical fitness intervention during basic military training improves health behavior in civil life afterwards Lilian Roos, Switzerland
13.00-14.00 Lunch and Poster Session 1
  • 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
  Room 103 Room 104 Room 105 Room 106
  Free Communication Session 9 - Psychological and cognitive factors Free Communication Session 8 - ICSPP-CISM travel grant recipients Free Communication Session 7 - Environmental considerations Free Communication Session 6 - Physical training and adaptations
14.00-14.15 The cognitive fitness framework: a roadmap for systematic, evidence-based mental skills training and performance enhancement Eugene Aidman, Australia Asymmetrical landing patterns combined with heavier body mass increases lower extremity injury risk in special operations forces Shawn Eagle, USA When the hypoxia "silent killer" starts to talk: the early detection of pre-symptomatic hypoxia through voice stress analysis Martine Van Puyvelde, Belgium Effects of periodised versus non-periodised resistance training on army specific fitness and skills performance Brian Heilbronn, Australia
14.15-14.30 High intensity intermittent training to combat chronic stress in an already trained population Sally Lark, New Zealand Serum creatine kinase and immune system relationship in different Brazilian biomes during the 2012 Commandos Special Operations Course Nilton Gomes Rolim Filho, Portugal Sleep, exercise and hypoxia: how an altitude deployment creates unexpected risks Nathalie Pattyn, Belgium Stretching of voluntarily-activated muscles evokes greater acute and chronic adaptive changes than (traditional) static stretching Anthony Blazevich, Australia
14.30-14.45 2B-Alert app: real-time learning and individualized prediction of cognitive performance Jaques Reifman, USA Comparing lower extremity strength with aerobic and anaerobic capacity to predict novice combat swimmer 500 meter time trial performance Anne Beethe, USA Interval microclimate cooling with the Dry Air Comfort (DAC) method: an effective strategy to sustain evaporative heat loss Karl Jochen Glitz, Germany Human performance training program utilization and training outcomes in United States Marines special operations operators Stuart Best, USA
14.45-15.00 Understanding team resilience in the Australian Army: a qualitative study Philip Temby, Australia Phase one of a musculoskeletal injury prediction model validation: a prospective study in Navy cadets Thiago Lopes, Australia Physiological responses to a 10 km self-paced loaded march in a tropical climate Priscilla Fan, Singapore Neural mechanisms that regulate repeated, high-intensity muscular performance – new insights into fatigue? Benjamin Kirk, Australia
15.00-15.15 Habituation of acoustic startle: a new biomarker of psychological resilience Eugene Nalivaiko, Australia Impact of whey protein supplementation on fitness performance, body composition and injury rates in Army initial entry soldiers Jeremy McAdam, USA Estimating thermal-work strain and physical fatigue from a wearable physiological status monitor Jeffrey Palmer, USA Muscle damage after whole body eccentric exercises Kazunori Nosaka, Australia
15.15-15.30 Achievement motivation in basic military task performance Alexander Witzki, Germany   Short-term, low-volume training improves heat acclimatization in an operational context Alexandra Malgoyre, France The effect of training frequency and initial training status on adaptation amongst basic army conscripts Thor Anders Kilen, Denmark
15.30-16.00 Afternoon tea + Catapult Sports product presentation - ROOM 101/102
  Room 101/102 Room 103 Room 104
16.00-17.00 Thematic Oral Poster Session 3 - Deployment and environmental considerations Thematic Oral Poster Session 4 - load carriage 1 Thematic Oral Poster Session 5 - Occupational performance and testing 1
  Effects of combined strength and endurance training intervention on aerobic capacity, body mass and body composition during military deployment Kai Pihlainen, Finland The effects of body armour and load carriage on respiratory function and physical performance during a simulated military task in male and female soldiers Nicola Armstrong, UK Comparison of untrained vs trained Soldiers performing the occupational physical assessment test Marilyn Sharp, USA
  Impact of diet macronutrient composition and physical activity on body composition in soldiers during a six-month military operation Tarja Nykanen, Finland A contribution to understanding the impact of variations in body mass on fractionating the metabolic burden of military load carriage Heather Bowes, Australia Basic military fitness: validation of a pre-deployment assessment tool Ulrich Rohde, Germany
  Evaluating the effects of Asthaxanthin as a preconditioning strategy to heat stress in humans - a preliminary study Chen Fleischmann, Israel The physiological demand of a loaded march at five incremental speeds Gemma Milligan, UK Physical fitness of population as a risk factor of military recruitment Lubomir Přívětivý, Czech Republic
  The effects of flame resistant protective clothing on heat exchange and thermal strain Denise Linnane, Australia Backpack and body-armour ensembles reduce pulmonary function according to the mass carried and its distribution around the thorax Gregory Peoples, Australia Establishing a physical test battery for mountain soldiers in the Austrian Armed Forces Thomas Hölzl, Austria
  Cold acclimation does not improve cycling performance Douglas Jones , USA Extensive increase of metabolic demand while walking wearing night vision goggles in hilly terrain Lena Norrbrand, Sweden Sex differences in physical performance and body composition adaptations to British Army basic military training Rachel Izard, UK
      Athletic performance and body composition in cadets of the Brazilian Army Mauro Pascoa , Brazil
  Room 105/106
17.00-18.00 Invited keynote: Karl Friedl, USA Role and benefits of wearable physiological sensors in the military

The program is subject to change.