SSC-Natick Press Release
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Natick, MA 01760-5012
Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
Date: April 11, 2005
Conference to showcase the ‘Science of Extreme Physical Performance’
NATICK, Mass. -- Media are invited to attend the 2005 New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine/American College of Sports Medicine Spring Conference “The Science of Extreme Physical Performance” April 15 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Rome Commons Ballroom at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
Research physiologists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., will present cutting-edge research findings on the optimal ways to sustain and enhance physical performance and prevent injuries during extreme physical performance.
Lectures and discussions will allow for interactive exchange among the presenters and audience.
Clinicians, health care professionals, researchers, educators, students and anyone who may be interested in learning how science and technology are used to sustain Soldiers and athletes during extreme physical performance by the end of the conference should be able to:
*Describe what Soldiers and athletes carry, eat and drink during extreme physical exertion.
*Describe how injuries affect performance readiness.
*Explain how military research findings can be used by elite and recreational athletes to improve physical performance.
*Understand how cutting-edge technology is used to monitor in real-time the health and well-being of Soldiers and athletes.
For directions to the conference, visit www.neacsm.org or call John Castellani at USARIEM, 508-233-4953. For more information about USARIEM or the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, please visit the websites: http://www.usariem.army.mil and http://www.natick.army.mil.