XXIII ISEK Congress Keynote Speakers

Sunday, July 12

GISELA SJØGAARD, Basmajian Award Lecture
University of Southern Denmark

Gisela Sjøgaard completed M.S. degrees in mathematics and physical education and earned in 1979 her Ph.D and in 1990 her Dr.Med.Sc. in muscle physiology at the University of Copenhagen. She was professor and head of the department of physiology at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Denmark, visiting professor at the University of Guelph, Canada, and at the University of Michigan, USA. She is presently a professor emeritus in Sports and Health Sciences at University of Southern Denmark and a principal investigator at the University of Queensland, Australia and at Zürich University, Switzerland. She has published more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals and more than 50 educational publications. She has participated actively with presentations at more than 300 conferences and meetings including more than 100 as invited lecturer. Her main field of competence is human exercise physiology with focus on muscle activation, mechanics, metabolism, and fatigue. Special area of interest is neuromuscular control and muscle biochemistry, as well as their applications to work related musculoskeletal disorders.

Sunday, July 12

DEBORAH FALLA
University of Birmingham

Professor Deborah Falla is Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, UK and is the Director of the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine). Her research utilises state of the art electrophysiological measures to evaluate the control of human movement and how it is affected or adapted in response to various states (e.g. injury, fatigue, training and pain). She has published over 200 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and more than 300 conference papers/abstracts including over 30 invited keynote lectures. She has received several recognitions and awards for her work including the German Pain Research Prize in 2014, the George J. Davies – James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award in 2009 and the Delsys Prize for Electromyography Innovation in 2004. She is an author of three books including the latest entitled “Management of neck pain disorders: a research informed approach” (Elsevier, 2019). Professor Falla is an Associate Editor for Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. From 2016 to 2018, she was the President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).

Monday, July 13

DARIO FARINA
Imperial College London

Tuesday, July 14

JANET TAYLOR
Edith Cowan University

Tuesday, July 14

GLEN LICHTWARK
University of Queensland

Glen Lichtwark is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland. He was awarded his PhD from University College London (UK) in December 2005 and has subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Veterinary College (UK), Imperial College (UK) and Griffith University, before moving to The University of Queensland in January 2010. A/Prof Lichtwark is particularly interested in how elasticity in muscles and tendons of the lower limb influences the energetics and control of human movement. Since 2003, he has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, including publications in Nature and Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, and was recently awarded a prestigious Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. A/Prof Lichtwark’s research has aided in the development of novel new imaging, simulation and measurement techniques to answer fundamental questions about how the body moves, with findings that have application across a broad range of human health and performance areas; including exercise training and prescription, musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, and robotic/prosthetic design. Since 2015, Glen has served as a Council Members of the International Council of Biomechanics.

Monday, July 13

TETSUO FUKUNAGA
National Institute of Fitness and Sports

CARRICULUM  VITAE
1.Name;
Tetsuo Fukunaga, Ph.D.
2.Sex;
Male
3.Date and Place of Birth;
8. September 1941 at Tokushima, Japan
4.Nationality;
Japanese
5.Present Adress;
1-1-1803. Minami Yukarigaoka, Sakura-shi, Chiba, Japan
e-mail;
6.Education;
1971; Graduated Doctor Course of University of Tokyo
1973; Ph.D. theses entitled Physiological Bases of Human Muscle Strength Based on Ultrasonic Method.
7.Research and professional experience;
1971-1973; Research Assistant at University of Tokyo
1973-1980; Associate Professor at Chukyo University
1980-1990; Associate Professor at University of Tokyo
1990-2002; Full Professor at University of Tokyo
2002-2008 ; Full Professor at Waseda University
2008-2016 President of National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya
8.Research field;
Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Training Sciences
9. Award
2001 Japanese Society of Biomechanics Award
2003 International Society of Biomechanics Award (Muybridge Medal Award)
2010 Chichibunomiya Sports Science Award
2018The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Sunday, July 12

TOSHIO MORITANI
University of Kyoto

Toshio Moritani was born in Japan in 1950. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Southern California in 1980 under the direction of Dr. Herbert A. deVries. In 1985, following faculty appointments at the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M University, he returned to Japan and joined the Department of Integrated Human Studies at Kyoto University. In 1992, he was appointed as Associate Professor of Applied Physiology at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies at Kyoto University and became Professor since 2000. He has retired from Kyoto University and become Professor Emeritus since 2016. Dr. Moritani has been elected as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Moritani was the Editor of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Currently Dr. Moritani is the Editor of the European Journal of Applied Physiology. He has also served as one of the Council Members and the Past President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.