DAY 1: 24th March 2013

Opening session

Chaired by : Dr Hakim Chalabi & Pr Karim Khan
 
                  8:30 – 08.40 Welcome Message
Dr Khalifa Al Kuwari,
Chief Executive Officer, Aspetar, Qatar

Dr Hakim Chalabi,
Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Aspetar, Qatar
Executive Director, National Sports Medicine Programme
08.40 – 08.55 FIFA Medical Vision Concerning Playing Football and Altitude
Dr Michel D'Hooghe, Chairman of the Medical Committee of FIFA
Member of the Executive Committee of FIFA
08.55 – 09.00 Conference Overview / Introduction
Dr Olivier Girard, Research Scientist, Qatar

SESSION 1

Chaired by : Dr George Nassis & Dr Olivier Girard
09.00 – 09.55 Determinants of Team-Sport Performance: Implications for Altitude Training of Team-Sport Athletes
Prof David Bishop, Research Leader (Sport), Australia
 
09.25 – 09:25 Impact of High Altitude on the Development of Fatigue during Exercise
Prof Markus Amann, Senior Scientist, USA
 
09.55 – 10.20 Capacity to Sprint: Effects of Arterial Hypoxemia
Dr François Billaut, Performance Scientist, Canada
 
10.20 – 10.30 Q&A
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

SESSION 2

Chaired by : Dr Pitre Bourdon & Dr Johannes Tol
11.00 – 11.20 Is Altitude Training Beneficial for Performance?
Prof Chris Gore, Head of AIS Physiology, Australia
 
11.20 – 11.40 Effect of Normobaric Hypoxic Training on Exercise Performance
Prof Carsten Lundby, Researcher, Switzerland
 
11.40 – 12.00 Q&A
 
12.00 – 13.15 Luncheon

SESSION 3 : PhD Students/Post Doc Fellows Free Presentations (1/2)

Chaired by : Dr Olivier Girard & Dr Wade Knez
13.15 – 13.30 Training Alters Fatigue Patterns during Exercise
Daniela Fluck, Switzerland
 
13.30 – 13.45 Repeated Sprint Training in Normobaric Hypoxia
Harvey Galvin, UK
 
13.45 – 14.00 The Effect of Acute Simulated, Titrated Altitude on Repeated Sprint Ability
Alice Sweeting, Australia
 
14.00 – 14.15 Repeated Sprint Training in Hypoxia Works: Performance Enhancement, Muscular and Molecular Adaptations
Raphael Faiss, Switzerland
 

SESSION 4

Chaired by : Dr George Nassis & Dr Olaf Schumacher
14.15 – 14.40 Altitude Training in Preparation for London Olympic Games 2012: Research and Practical Applications
Dr Philo Saunders, Senior Physiologist, Australia
 
14.40 – 14.55

Training High and Low in the Heat: a Promising Conditioning Cocktail?

Dr Martin Buchheit, Sport Physiologist, Qatar
 
14.55 – 15.20

Timing of Competition after Return from Altitude Training

Prof Robert Chapman, Lecturer, USA
 
15.20 – 15.30 Q&A
 
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

SESSION 5: Practical session

16.00 - 16.45 Demonstration of the Mobile Hypoxic Inflatable Simulation Equipment (Aspire)
Franck Brocherie, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Qatar National Teams and PhD student, Switzerland
16.45 - 17.30 Visit of Aspire Zone Facilities


DAY 2: 25th March 2013

SESSION 6:

Chaired by : Dr Johannes Tol & Dr Olivier Girard
08.30 – 08:55

Medical Aspects of Altitude Training

Dr Olaf Schumacher, Sports Medicine Physician, Qatar
 
08.55 – 09.20

The Individual Response to Training at Altitude.

Prof Robert Chapman, Lecturer, USA (filling-in for Dr Benjamin Levine)
 
09.20 – 09.50

Hypobaric versus Normobaric Hypoxia: Differences and Consequences for Team Sports Preparation

Prof Grégoire Millet, Lecturer, Switzerland
 
09.50 – 10.00 Q&A
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break

SESSION 7: The International Study on Football at Altitude 3600 m (IFA3600)

Chaired by : Dr Pitre Bourdon & Dr Olaf Schumacher
10.30 – 10.45

Methods of the International Study on Football at Altitude 3600 m

Prof Walter Schmidt, Lecturer, Germany
 
10.45 – 11.00

Does Exposure to 3600 m Altitude Impair Sleep in Young Elite Footballers?

Dr Charli Sargent, Senior Research Fellow&Dr Greg Roach, Associate Professor, Australia
 
11.00 – 11.15

What Goes Up, Must Come Down: Haematological Changes of La Paz Natives Playing in Santa Cruz and Sea Level Natives Playing in La Paz.

Dr Laura Garvican, Physiologist, Australia
 
11.15 – 11.30

Monitoring Wellness, Fatigue and Physical Performance During a 2-Week Soccer Football Camp at 3600 m.

Dr Martin Buchheit, Sport Physiologist, Qatar
 
11.30 – 11.45

GPS Football Match Analysis of Altitude versus Sea-Level Natives during Acclimatisation to 3600 m.

Dr Robert Aughey, Lecturer, Australia
 
11.45 – 12.00 Q&A
 
12.00 – 13.15 Luncheon

SESSION 8: PhD Students/Post Doc Fellows Free Presentations (2/2)

Chaired by : Dr Olivier Girard & Dr Julien Périard
13.15 – 13.30

Year-to-Year Variability in Response to a Pre-Season Altitude Training Camp in Elite Team-Sport Athletes

Blake McLean, Australia
 
13.30 – 13.45

Peripheral Fatigue is not a Critically Regulated Variable during Maximal, Intermittent, Dynamic Leg Extensions

Ryan Christian, Qatar
 
13.45 – 14.00

Use of Simulated Live High: Train Low Altitude Training by Elite Water Polo Players in the Lead Up to the 2012 Olympic Games

Laura Garvican, Australia
 
14.00 – 14.15

‘Live High-Train Low’ Altitude Training Reduces the Oxygen Cost of Hyperpnea

Daniel Wilhite, USA
 
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee Break

Session 9: Consensus Statement

Chaired by : Dr Hakim Chalabi, Pr Karim Khan and Dr Olivier Girard
14.45 – 16.45

Is Altitude Training Relevant for Team Sport Athletes? All guest speakers

Closing and Farewell Session

16.45 – 17.00 Dr Khalifa Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer, Aspetar, Qatar

Dr Hakim Chalabi, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Aspetar, Qatar
Executive Director, National Sports Medicine Programme

Previous Conferences

The Athlete's Knee 2010

Date :7th Oct 2010

The Athlete's Elbow 2011

Start Date : 3rd December 2011

End Date : 4th,December 2011

The Athlete's Ankle 2012

Start Date : 17th November 2012

End Date : 18th November 2012