The 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance is held every three years in a major city around the world. In 2017 it will be coconvened with the DST Group, the Australian Army, the Defence Science Institute, and the International Military Sports Council and will be held in Melbourne, Australia. It is expected to attract between 300 – 500 delegates.
The 4th ICSPP will apply a workforce lifecycle theme whereby symposia, poster sessions and featured science sessions by international experts will be organised across key areas including recruitment, training, operational deployment and sustainment.
There will be a number of interactive forums, including roundtables and think tank discussions that will be held to identify research priorities across the soldiers’ lifecycle.
Translation of research to practice will be a priority and delegates will be provided the latest research evidence and frameworks to apply in the optimisation and enhancement of human performance for physically demanding occupations.
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