KEYNOTES
 
  Mounir Chennaoui
Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation »
Mounir Chennaoui was a senior officer in the Army Health Service and he has been working for 25 years at the French Armed Forces Biomedical Reserach Institute (IRBA). Since May 2019, Mounir Chennaoui is the Assistant to the Scientific Director of IRBA and Head of the division : « health of the soldier in an operational situation ». He co-leads the EA 7330 VIFASOM team (University of Paris Descartes) with Professor Damien Léger (Hôtel-Dieu Hospital). He has a PhD in biology and physiology and an accreditation to direct research (HDR). Its research, expertise, training and innovation areas focus on fatigue in the operational environment. The results of his research is used to (1) make recommendations to the armed forces on the physiological and psychological effects of operational situations induced by wake/sleep cycle alterations and (2) to propose preventive strategies (specific training, light therapy, sleep extension, nap, optimized nap, nutritional and pharmacological strategies, etc.). The objective will be to develop or promote the implementation of countermeasures that delay the onset of fatigue and improve recovery and performance restoration.
 
  MAJ Tony Gustafsson
Chief
Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic Warfare Center Training Wing
FÖRSVARSMAKTEN
Maj. Tony Gustafsson CO Swedish Armed Forces Subarctic warfare Center Training Wing. Educated within the Swedish Armed Forces with specialties as survival and thermal medicine. Studied snow mechanics and different types of ice at the Technological University of  Luleå, Course director and Instructor at Centre For Defense Medicine and most important, nearly 40 years of experience of “Human Body in Cold Environment”.
 
  Bohdan Kaluzny
Section Head - Operations Research  
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Allied Command Transformation
Capability Development Directorate
DR. BOHDAN KALUZNY joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters in 2019 as a Section Head, Operations Research.  He leads and contributes research and analysis in support of capability development within ACT across doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities and interoperability.  Prior to that he was a manager and senior defence scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). He led research and analysis in support of DND and the Canadian Armed Forces via various positions and postings, including within the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command Headquarters. His research interests include operations research, data analytics, cost analysis, computational complexity, high-dimensional computational geometry and algorithm design. Dr. Kaluzny obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the McGill University, Canada.                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
  Dr. David T. Martin
Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON
Dr. David T. Martin is currently Chief Scientist and High Performance Director for APEIRON (Center of Excellence for High Performance and Health Span) and is also a Professor in Exercise Science at The Australian Catholic University. From 2015-2019 Dr. Martin was the Director of Performance Research and Development for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to working in the NBA, Dr. Martin was a Senior Sport Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport, a position he accepted in1994. Dr. Martin’s PhD research was completed at the University of Wyoming and he also worked as a research assistant at the United States Olympic Training Center. Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience working with elite coaches and athletes. Dr. Martin has more than 100 peer reviewed scientific publications, 10 book chapters and articles in popular cycling magazines. As the National Sports Science Coordinator for Cycling Australia, Dr. Martin was in a leadership role in providing support for Australian Cycling teams preparing for the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Dr. Martin has collaborated with Australian and US Special Forces Soldiers focusing on talent identification, selection methodology, combat sport and training unique individuals to performance in demanding environments.
 
  COL Deydre S. Teyhen  DPT, PhD, OCS
Commander
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
COL Deydre Teyhen is currently the Commander of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U.S. Department of Defense's largest biomedical research laboratory.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1993, her Master's in Physical Therapy from the Army-Baylor University in 1995, her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Texas in 2004, and her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Baylor University in 2008. COL Teyhen graduated with distinction from the Army War College with a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies in 2014. Prior to assuming command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, COL Teyhen Commanded the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks. Prior to that she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff-Public Health at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General; where she led the Army's Performance Triad initiative and oversaw the Army Medicine's response to public health diseases, such as the Zika and Ebola viruses. COL Teyhen's research portfolio focuses on Soldier health and medical readiness (public health, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral health, resiliency, imaging, and technology). Her research accomplishments include over 5 million dollars in grants, 80 peer-reviewed publications, 110 presentations at conferences, and 130 invited lectures.

  Dr. Peter Tikuisis
Emeritus Defence Scientist at Defence Research & Development Canada
Dr. Peter Tikuisis obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics at the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. His scientific career in human-related research began with gas bubble development leading to decompression sickness, followed by the uptake and elimination of carbon monoxide, shivering response to cold exposure, soldier performance under various physiological stressors, and ending with the categorization and trajectory of fragile countries. To augment his understanding of the impact of cold on well-being and performance, Peter completed arctic, land, and sea survival courses through the Canadian Air Force training program. During the course of his research, he developed the Cold Exposure Survival Model used by Search and Rescue organizations for predicting the likely survival time of people accidentally exposed to cold air or water. Among his awards is the DRDC Award of Public Distinction for his role in the revision of the Wind Chill Index. Peter has held adjunct appointments at the Universities of Waterloo (Physics), Toronto (Physiology), and Carleton (Political Science). He currently holds an Emeritus Defence Scientist position at Defence Research & Development Canada.
 

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