FIT BITES SCHEDULE

Please note this a draft schedule and times/sessions are subject to change.

TUESDAY, 26 APRIL
TIMEPRESENTERSESSION TITLE/DESCRIPTION
1300 – 1320LTC Brenda Bustillos
TRADOC Command Dietitian

Soldier Fueling Initiative: The Modernization of Performance Nutrition in Initial Military Training

1330 – 1350Polar
David DiFabio

Use of Wearable Technology to Manage Training Stress, Recovery, And Performance

Learn how wearable tech can be a non-invasive way to assess fitness and readiness so operators can improve human performance via fitness programs designed for progressive overload while still facilitating proper recovery for optimal outcomes.

1400 – 1420Tactical Fitness
Tom West

Maximizing Military Tactical and Operations Performance by Training the Brain and Body Together

Science has demonstrated that training the brain and body simultaneously, also known as dual tasking, is faster and more effective at activating neuroplasticity in the brain than training the either separately to improve performance. Training them together simulates real-world challenges where demands require them to work faster and more efficiently together. This presentation will explore the science behind dual tasking, applications for military training, and how gamified dual-task technology is making assessment, training, and tracking results more engaging and effective.

1430 – 1450Sleepme
Tara Youngblood

Can Sleep Be the Secret Ingredient for Performance?

The Old Way of tackling sleep: Hours in Bed and Sleep Hygiene, doesn’t apply in the world of Performance… Quality Sleep Delivered when, where and how you need it, in a framework and language that delivers better performance is possible.

WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL
TIMEPRESENTERSESSION TITLE/DESCRIPTION
1200 – 1220Wave Neuroscience
Erik Won/Brandon Soleau

Human Performance & Neuro-Optimization

Advancements in neuroscience have led to novel approaches that can help operators and athletes to improve their cognitive function, sleep quality, and resilience across a number of different domains. This presentation will describe some of those innovations - from portable neuroimaging technologies that help individuals track their progress longitudinally over time, to neuromodulation and brain stimulation technologies that allow operators to optimize their physical, mental, and sleep readiness.

1230 – 1250Fusion Sport
Dan Duffield/Tricia Sterland

Why Spiritual Readiness could be the missing link of the H2F Program - what could tying all the data tell us?

Spiritual readiness data could be the missing link to the full view of the H2F program. We know that spirituality enhances personal well-being and increases resiliency across formations. Spiritual readiness is measured through the Spiritual Readiness Assessment (SRA) and is based on an individual’s connection to purpose, service and sacrifice for the greater good and personal connection to a higher power. It is one of the five pillars of the H2F program along with physical, nutritional, mental and sleep readiness.

This presentation will show you how the SRA should and can provide not only instantaneous feedback to the Soldier but how the Chaplain Corps can compile data to establish baselines and trends across the force. Merging this data with the additional H2F pillars will help in providing a truly holistic view of the Soldier.

Currently the Chaplains have an approximate 1-600+ Soldier ratio. In order for them to assist those that need on going or immediate assistance, the Chaplains need to be provided a tool for them to become a Spiritual readiness force multiplier to determine a targeted, maximum impact approach to those in need.


1300 – 1320Muscle Activation Techniques
Greg Roskopf

Neuromuscular Integrity's impact on Chronic Pain, Injury and Brain function: 30+ years of perspective working with the World’s Top Athletes

In order to be physically ready, each soldier’s physical performance levels must be monitored on a continual basis and fine-tuned accordingly. Like professional athletes, the constant stress on soldiers' bodies breaks them down, eventually to the point of injury. This reduces the military’s durability and resiliency.

Raising the neuromuscular integrity can have a positive impact on the soldier’s readiness and extendibility by providing an environment to repair and heal quicker in order to be ready for future action.

Constant monitorization of the soldier's physical neuromuscular abilities is the key to the military's success. (Greg will provide 3 examples from the military’s top 3 musculoskeletal injuries, as time permits.)


1330 - 1350MAJ Sean Donohue
CIMT Command Surgeon

TRADOC Organic Medical Structure (TOMS) Changing the Paradigm of Trainee Healthcare

1400 - 1420Notemeal
Sean Michael Harrington

Performance Kitchens: Innovation at the intersection of food service and sports nutrition

In response to the global pandemic, dietitians, doctors and therapists experienced a rapid increase in innovation, leveraging technology to engage clientele remotely. At the same time, in response to dining restrictions, the food service industry also saw rapid adoption of new technologies to remain in business and avoid shutdown. In this talk, we explore how these otherwise unrelated trends have collided in the elite athletics space, to create an incredible opportunity to advance the field of Human Performance through the development of so-called “Performance Kitchens”.