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SwRI hosting 2019 International Human Performance Summit in San Antonio

Event unites elite sports, military specialists to discuss sports science research

Southwest Research Institute

SAN ANTONIO -- June 11, 2019 -- The 2019 International Human Performance Summit (IHPS) taking place at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) July 18-19 will unite sport scientists with high-performing athletic and military teams to explore practical applications for innovative research.

"Many complex factors affect the performance of athletes and elite military units, from neuroscience and sleep to strength and conditioning," said Kase Saylor, co-lead of SwRI's Human Performance Initiative. "IHPS 2019 will provide a venue where collegiate and professional sports and military organizations can learn how science and technology are helping others gain a competitive advantage."

Now in its third year, the summit will feature experts discussing sleep, nutrition, genetics, training and neuroscience, among other topics. Speakers include:

  • Stuart Phillips (Nutrition, McMaster University)
  • Amy Kruse (Neuroscience and Human Potential, Platypus Institute)
  • Luke Bongiorno (Pain Management, NOI Group)
  • Roger Enoka (Neuromuscular Fatigue, University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Keith Baar (Tissue Remodeling, University of California, Davis)
  • Jen Rulon (USA and Triathlon Level 1 Coach)
  • Dan Nicolella (Advanced Technology for Human Performance Assessment, SwRI)

The summit will take place at SwRI's campus in San Antonio. Registration includes course materials, two days of interactive presentations and discussions, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The cost is $550 until July 17. On-site registration is available for $650.

The event will also feature a research poster presentation. Researchers are invited to submit an abstract for posters spanning several performance topics. Abstracts must be submitted by June 24.

For more information, including military discounts, visit https://ihps.swri.org.

The International Human Performance Summit is organized by SwRI's Human Performance Initiative, which applies a multidisciplinary scientific and engineering approach to better understand and quantify the complex biomechanical and physiological components of physical performance. SwRI scientists and engineers represent diverse technical backgrounds that include biomechanics, computer science, machine learning, systems engineering, sensor fusion, biomedical engineering, physics, statistics and applied mathematics.

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