A total 130 presentations out of which 16 keynote presentation/invited lectures as well as 43 oral (38%) and 69 posters (62%). Participation to 58 international/national congresses as main presenter.


INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL CONGRESSES WITH PROCEEDINGS

Invited Presentation / Keynote Lecture in international conferences / workshops

17. Girard O. Hypoxic and heat therapy: a new toolbox for physicians, physiotherapists and coaches. 65th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Indianapolis (USA), 29th May-02nd June 2018 (25 min lecture in invited symposium).

16. Girard O. Innovative altitude training methods for team sports. 2nd edition of the National Sport Observatory seminar on sports training. Tunis (Tunisia), 9-10th November 2017 (45 min keynote lecture). [French] 

15. Girard O. Best practices in altitude training for team sports. 22nd annual congress of the European College of Sports Science. Essen (Germany), 5-8th July 2017 (20 min invited presentation).

14. Girard O. Sprint performance and hypoxia: For worse or better? 6th Beijing Sport University International Altitude/Hypoxia training symposium. Beijing (China), 15-17th May 2017 (90 min keynote lecture).

13. Girard O. Neurophysiological adaptations to environmental stress in team sports. Science of sport, exercise and physical activity in the tropics. Townsville (Australia), 7-9th September 2016 (75 min keynote lecture).

12. Girard O. Neuro-mechanics of sprinting: latest ideas to improve performance. National conference on scientific innovations in sports biomechanics. Gwalior (India), 24-26th February 2016 (90 min keynote lecture).

11. Girard O. How does heat stress impact sprint running capacity? Heat stress and sport performance (French National Institute of Sports – INSEP). Paris (France), 22nd-23rd June 2015 (20 min invited presentation).

10. Girard O. Transpiration: Entraînement en environment chaud et humide. 43ème entretiens de médicine Physique et de Réadaptation. Montpellier (France), 05th March 2015 (15 min invited presentation). [French] 

9. Girard O, Brocherie F, Morin J-B, Millet GP. Running mechanics and spring-mass characteristics of treadmill repeated sprints in normobaric hypoxia. 8th annual congress of the 4S. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (10 min invited presentation).

8. Girard O. Sprint performance under heat stress. Training and competing in the heat conference. Doha (Qatar), 23-24th March 2014 (20 min invited presentation).

7. Girard O. Neuromuscular fatigue in tennis: mind over muscle? 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (25 min invited presentation).

6. Girard O. Maximizing performance with altitude exposure in middle and long distance runners. 3rd International Running Congress. Porto (Portugal), 15-16th December 2012 (90 min keynote lecture).

5. Girard O. How to enhance middle and long distance running performance? Lessons learnt from the study of stride mechanics. 3rd International Running Congress. Porto (Portugal), 15-16th December 2012 (45 min keynote lecture).

4. Girard O. Neuromuscular fatigue in tennis. LTA Medicine and Science conference. London (UK), 23-24th June 2012 (20 min keynote lecture).

3. Girard O. Specific aspects of the physical training for the racket sports International Technical Scientific conference on « racket sports ». Rome (Italy), 29-30th November 2011 (60 min keynote lecture).

2. Girard O. Physiology, neuromuscular aspects and tiredness in the racket sports. International Technical Scientific conference on « racket sports ». Rome (Italy), 29-30th November 2011 (60 min keynote lecture).

1. Girard O. Effect of altitude on repeated-sprint ability. 4th Asian Football Confederation conference on science & football medicine. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 18-20th March 2011 (15 min invited presentation).

 

Regular Oral or Poster presentation in international conferences / workshops

115. Hobbins L, Girard O, Gaoua N, Hunter S. Acute psycho-physiological responses to intermittent hypoxic exposure in obese individuals: Effect of cyclical manipulation of varying duration. 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science. Dublin (Ireland), 4-7th July 2018 (Poster)

114. Aebi M, Willis S, Girard O, Millet GP. Separate and combined effects of ischemic and hypoxic preconditioning on repeated sprint ability. 10th annual congress of the swiss society of sport sciences. Maggligen (Switzerland), 8-9th February 2018 (Oral)

113. Millet GP, Girard O, Brocherie F. Optimization of repeated-sprint training in hypoxia 38t world congress of the International Sciences. Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), 1st-5th August 2017 (Oral)

112. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Morin J-B, Girard O. Does “Live high-train low and high” hypoxic training alter running mechanics in elite team-sport athletes? 22nd congress of the European College of Sports Sciences. Essen (Germany), 5-8th July 2017 (Oral)

111. Girard O, Millet GP, Thomson A, Brocherie F. Repeated sprinting on third-generation artificial turf does not alter plantar loading in International male football players using a fatigue inducing protocol. 22nd annual congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). Essen (Germany), 5-8th July 2017 (Mini-oral)

110. Girard O, Purnelle M, Willis SJ, Millet GP. Resistance exercise in hypoxia combined with blood flow restriction. 64th annual meeting of the ACSM. Denver (USA), 30th May-03rd June 2017 (Poster).

109. Hauser A, Troesch S, Steiner T, Brocherie F, Girard O, Schmitt L, Millet GP, Wehrlin JP. Relationship between initial hemoglobin mass and hemoglobin mass increase following live high – train low in athletes. 9th congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Zurich (Switzerland), 9-10th February 2017 (Oral).

108.  Brocherie F, Millet GP, D’Hulst G, Van Thienen R, Deldicque L, Girard O. Repeated maximal-intensity hypoxic exercise superimposed to hypoxic residence boosts HIF-1α and related genes transcription in human skeletal muscle. Hypoxia 2016. Nantes (France), 6-7th october 2016 (Oral)

107. Girard, O, Brocherie F. Repeated sprint fatigue in team sports. 8th congress of the 4S. Bern (Switzerland), 18-19th February 2016 (Oral – best practices).

106. Girard O, Brocherie F, Millet GP. Rapid muscle torque production following repeated treadmill sprints at different levels of normobaric hypoxia. 8th congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Bern (Switzerland), 18-19th February 2016 (poster).

105. Girard O, Millet GP, Micallef JP. Mechanical alterations during a 800-m self-paced run. 8th congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Bern (Switzerland), 18-19th February 2016 (poster).

104. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Girard O. Phychophysiological responses of elite field hockey players to repeated-sprint in normobaric hypoxia. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Bern (Switzerland), 18-19th February 2016 (oral).

103. Brocherie F, Girard O, Millet GP. Optimizing aerobic and anaerobic fitness with ‘Live High-Train Low and High’ in team sports. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Bern (Switzerland), 18-19th February 2016 (poster).

102. Girard O, Brocherie F, Morin J-B, Millet GP. Mechanical alterations during interval-training treadmill runs in elite team-sport players. 16thcongress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Nantes (France), 26-28th October 2015 (Oral)

101. Girard O, Brocherie F, Morin J-B, Millet GP.   Intra- and inter-session reliability of running mechanics during treadmill sprints16th conference of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Nantes (France), 26-28th October 2015 (Poster)

100. Deldicque L, Brocherie F, D’Hulst G, Van Thienen R, Millet GP, Girard O. Transcriptional regulation by “Live High-Train Low and High” hypoxic training in human skeletal muscle. Exercise metabolism. Cell symposia. Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 12-14th July 2015 (Poster)

99. Girard O, Bula S, Faiss R, Millet GY, Millet GP. Similar influence of prior time-trials performed at different altitudes on subsequent exercise in hypoxia. Physiology 2015. Cardiff (Wales), 6-8th July 2015 (Poster)

98. Nichols D, Girard O, Buccheit M, Townsend N, Racinais S. Thresholds in ventilation, cerebral and muscle oxygenation, and muscle activity during incremental cycling exercise. Science & Cycling conference. Utrecht (The Netherlands), 01-02nd July 2015 (Oral)

97. Girard O, Brocherie F, Morin J-B, Racinais S, Périard JD. Does heat stress modify the biomechanical manifestation of fatigue during repeated running sprints? 20th congress of the European College of Sports Sciences. Malmö (Sweden), 24-27th June 2015 (Oral)

96. Girard O, Brocherie F, Deldicque L, D’Hulst G, Van Thienen R, Millet GP. High-intensity exercise in hypoxia induces muscle transcriptional regulation not observed with similar training in normoxia despite similar prolonged altitude residence. Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) symposium. Lausanne (Switzerland), 16th June 2015 (Poster)

95. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Morin J-B, Girard O. Haemoglobin mass is positively correlated with sport-specific aerobic fitness, but not with repeated-sprint ability, in elite team-sport players. 1st congress of Physiology and Integrative Biology. Strasbourg (France), 04-06th May 2015 (Poster)

94. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Morin J-B, Girard O. How do different levels of acute hypoxia alter running kinetics and kinematics during repeated treadmill sprints? 1st congress of Physiology and Integrative Biology. Strasbourg (France), 04-06th May 2015 (Poster)

93. Millet GP, Girard O, Faiss R, Brocherie F, Saugy J, Schmitt L. From endurance athletes to team sport players: Recent updates and new perspectives in hypoxic training. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (oral).

92. Faiss R, Girard O, Wehrlin J, Millet GP. From intermittent hypoxic training to repeated sprint training in hypoxia: a revolution? 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (oral).

91. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Hauser A, Steiner T, Wehrlin J.P, Girard O. Optimizing aerobic and anaerobic fitness with ‘Live High-Train Low and High’ in team sports. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (oral).

90. Girard O, Nybo L, Mohr M, Racinais S. Neuromuscular adjustments of the plantar flexors following match-play football in the heat. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (poster).

89. Girard O, Bishop DJ, Racinais S. Different neuromuscular adjustments during repeated sprinting in hot and cool conditions with maximal M-wave normalization of the EMG RMS amplitude. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (poster).

88. Girard O, Brocherie F, Morin J-B, Racinais S, Périard JD. Heat stress does not alter constant velocity running mechanics following fatiguing repeated sprints. 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (poster).

87. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Morin J-B, Girard O. Are mechanical alterations similar during repeated running sprints in hot versus hypoxic environments? 8th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Sport Sciences. Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-14th February 2015 (poster).

86. Christian R, Bishop D, Billaut F, Girard O. Conscious perceptual cues and inhibitory afferent feedback may have little influence on altering an anticipatory pacing strategy during repeated short duration cycling sprints. Congress of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Delta St. John’s (Canada), 22-25th October 2014 (oral).

85. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Hauser A, Rysman J, Wehrlin J, Girard O. Live high-train low and high (interspersed with repeated sprint in hypoxia): effects on team sports specific fitness. The Physiological Society meeting. London (UK), 30th June-2nd July 2014 (poster).

84. Girard O, Racinais S, Banzet S, Koulmann N, Chennaoui M, Drogou C, Chalabi H. Cortical voluntary activation adjustments induced by non-exhausting eccentric exercise. Experimental Biology. San Diego (USA), 26-30th April 2014 (poster).

83. Brocherie F, Girard O, Farooq A, Millet GP. Climatic influence on home advantage in Gulf region football: Statistical analysis using international results. Training and competing in the heat conference. Doha (Qatar), 23-24th March 2014 (oral).

82. Girard O, Brocherie F, Tomazin K, Farooq A, Morin J-B. Running mechanics and spring-mass behavior over 100-, 200- and 400-m treadmill sprints. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference. Doha (Qatar), 25-26th November 2013 (poster).

81. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Morin J-B, Girard O. Running mechanics and spring-mass behavior during treadmill repeated sprints are different in hypoxia and in normoxia. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference. Doha (Qatar), 25-26th November 2013 (poster).

80. Brocherie F, Girard O, Millet GP. Heat stress and home advantage in football: Statistical analysis using Gulf region international match outcomes. International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support. Vilamoura (Portugal), 20-22nd September 2013 (oral).

79. Christian R, Bishop D, Billaut F, Girard O. Performance and recovery during repeated cycling sprints: effect of hypoxia severity. 18th congress of the European College of Sports Medicine. Barcelona (Spain), 26-29th June 2013 (poster).

78. Brocherie F, Girard O, Yasumatsu M, Hayakawa N, Millet GP. Comparison of two incremental field tests to determine maximal aerobic velocity in Asian professional football players. 18th congress of the European College of Sports Medicine. Barcelona (Spain), 26-29th June 2013 (poster).

77. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Girard O. Impaired neuro-mechanical characteristics induced by a repeated anaerobic running sprint test in professional soccer players. 18th congress of the European College of Sports Medicine. Barcelona (Spain), 26-29th June 2013 (oral).

76. Girard O, Racinais S, Knez WL, Herrera CP, Christian R, Périard J. Impaired rapid muscle force characteristics following playing tennis in the heat. 18th annual congress of the European College of Sports Medicine. Barcelona (Spain), 26-29th June 2013 (poster).

75. Herrera CP, Gaoua N, Racinais S, Knez WL, Girard O, Christian R, Périard J. Impaired cognitive function following match-play tennis in the heat. 18th congress of the European College of Sports Medicine. Barcelona (Spain), 26-29th June 2013 (poster).

74. Christian R, Billaut F, Bishop D, Girard O. Peripheral fatigue is not a critically regulated variable during maximal, intermittent, dynamic leg extensions. Altitude Training and Team Sport conference. Doha (Qatar), 24-25th March 2013 (oral).

73. Christian R, Girard O, Billaut F, Bishop D. Peripheral fatigue is not a critically regulated variable during maximal, intermittent, dynamic leg extensions. 18th Hypoxic International Conference. Lake Louise (Canada), 27th February-02nd March 2013 (poster).

72. Girard O, Buchheit M, Christian R, Racinais S. Effect of hypoxia severity on quadriceps fatigability during exhaustive intermittent cycling. 18th Hypoxic International Conference. Lake Louise (Canada), 27th February-02nd March 2013 (poster).

71. Périard J, Racinais S, Knez WL, Christian R, Herrera CP, Girard O. Playing tennis in the heat: Role of heat stress and hydration on match-play characteristics. 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (oral).

70. Périard J, Girard O, Knez WL, Christian R, Herrera CP, Racinais S. Playing tennis in the heat: Alterations in neuromuscular function. 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (oral).

Best Oral Presentation Award

69. Girard O, Christian R, Racinais S, Knez WL, Herrera CP, Périard J. Playing tennis in the heat: Impact on athletic performance. 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (oral).

68. Knez WL, Racinais S, Herrera CP, Girard O, Christian R, Périard J. Playing tennis in the heat: Impact on oxidative stress and antioxidant status. 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (oral).

67. Girard O, Racinais S, Knez WL, Herrera CP, Christian R, Périard J. Playing tennis in the heat: Impact on rapid muscle force characteristics. 13th Society for Tennis Medicine Science world congress. Buenos Aires (Argentina), 21-23rd February 2013 (oral).

66. Christian R, Girard O, Billaut F, Bishop D. Effects of graded hypoxia on the development of neuromuscular fatigue during maximal intermittent dynamic leg extensions. Joint Qatar foundation annual research forum and Arab expatriate scientists network symposium 2012. Doha (Qatar), 21-23rd October 2012 (poster)

65. Brocherie F, Millet GP, Forchino F, Dos santos GA, Eirale C, Di Salvo V, Girard O. Relationships between anthropometric factors and repeated-sprint ability in the Qatari national soccer team. Joint Qatar foundation annual research forum and arab expatriate scientists network symposium 2012. Doha (Qatar), 21-23rd October 2012 (poster)

64. Girard O, Bishop D, Racinais S. Does supraspinal fatigue limit repeated sprint ability? Joint Qatar foundation annual research forum and arab expatriate scientists network symposium 2012. Doha (Qatar), 21-23rd October 2012 (poster)

63. Fourchet F, Girard O, Kelly L, Horobeanu C, Millet GP. Leg spring behaviour and foot mobility changes during a run to exhaustion in adolescent runners. 5th International Ankle Symposium. Lexington (USA), 17-20th October 2012  (poster)

62. Brocherie F, Girard O, Millet GP. Influence of environmental temperature on home advantage in Qatari international soccer matches. World congress of performance analysis of sport IX. Worcester (England), 25-28th July2012 (oral)

61. Christian R, Girard O, Billaut F, Bishop D. Effects of graded hypoxia on the time course of neuromuscular adjustments during maximal, intermittent leg extensions. 17th congress of the European College of Sports Sciences. Bruges (Belgium), 3-7 Julyth 2012 (oral)

60. Girard O, Racinais S. Preserved dorsal-flexion torque and fatigability after cycling to exhaustion in various environmental conditions. 17th congress of the European College of Sport Sciences. Bruges (Belgium), 3-7 Julyth 2012 (poster)

59. Banzet S, Racinais S, Girard O, Chennaoui M, Drogou C, Chalabi H, Koulmann N. Plasma levels of muscle microRNAs in response to eccentric exercise. 15th International Biochemistry of Exercise Congress. Stockholm (Sweden), 17-21th June 2012 (poster)

58. Girard O, Racinais S, Abdulaziz F. Reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation-related measurements of plantar flexor muscles in healthy subjects. 59th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Francisco (USA), May 29th-June 2nd 2012 (poster)

57. Christian R, Racinais S, Buchheit M, Girard O. Effect of hypoxia severity on peripheral fatigue development and subsequent exercise performance during exhaustive intermittent cycling. The biomedical basis of elite performance. London (UK), 19-21st March 2012 (poster).

56. Girard O, Buchheit M, Christian R, Racinais S. Effect of hypoxia severity on quadriceps fatigability duirng exhaustive intermittent cycling. The biomedical basis of elite performance. London (UK), 19-21st March 2012 (poster).

55. Abdulaziz F, Mansour R, Matic I, Girard O, Herrera C, Knez W, Racinais S, Almudheki F, Grantham F. Negative influence of intermittent Ramadan fasting and unhealthy lifestyle on body composition, sleep, physical fitness and iron indices in school boys. 2nd Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Doha (Qatar), 20-22nd November 2011 (poster).

54. Girard O, Racinais S. Combined temperature and altitude challenges do not exacerbate the degree of muscle fatigue despite shorter cycling time to exhaustion. 2nd Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Doha (Qatar), 20-22nd November 2011 (poster).

53. Girard O, Bishop D, Racinais S. Neural and muscular adjustments following repeated cycling sprints in a moderately hot environment. 16th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Liverpool (UK), 05-08th July 2011 (oral)

52. Bishop D, Girard O, Racinais S. Neuromuscular adjustments to repeated cycling sprints. 16th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Liverpool (UK), 05-08th July 2011 (poster)

51. Girard O, Almudhehki F, Farooq A. Effects of Ramadan fasting on repeated sprint ability in young children. 58th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver (USA), 31st May-4th June 2011 (poster)

50. Kelly L, Girard O, Racinais S. Does foot orthoses alter muscle activation, running economy and neuromuscular fatigue during a 1-h treadmill run? 58th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver (USA), 31st May-4th June 2011 (oral)

49. Girard O, Racinais S, Kelly L, Millet GP, Brocherie F. Repeated sprinting on natural grass impairs vertical stiffness but doesn’t alter plantar loading in Qatari soccer player. 1st Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Doha (Qatar), 12-13th December 2010 (poster).

48. Racinais S, Girard O. Neuromuscular alterations do not trigger the earlier exercise cessation in a hot environment. 1st Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Doha (Qatar), 12-13th December 2010 (poster).

47. Gaoua N, Racinais S, Girard O, Grantham J. Cognitive decrements do not follow neuromuscular alterations during passive heat exposure. 1st Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Doha (Qatar), 12-13th December 2010 (poster).

46. Girard O, Bishop D, de Vrijer A, Racinais S. Repeated-sprint performance, but not neural strategies, is improved in a hot environment. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (oral).

45. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Changes in the rate of impact loading during repeated running sprints. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (poster).

44. Racinais S, Maffiuletti NA, Girard O. Recording reflex waves during maximal voluntary contraction required a different methodology than at rest. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (poster).

43. Racinais S, Matic I, Girard O. Neural drive alterations may not be the cause for early exercise cessation in hot environment. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (oral).

42. Kelly L, Girard O, Racinais S. Effect of fatigue on lower limb muscle recruitment strategies over the course of a prolonged sub-maximal run. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (poster).

41. Millet GP, Girard O, Faiss R, Roels B, Borrani F. Is oxygen uptake kinetics a valuable mean for monitoring fitness variation in trained cyclists? 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (oral).

40. Faiss R, Girard O, Roels B, Millet GP. Variability of cycling performance and gross efficiency during a competitive cycling season. 15th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Antalya (Turkey), 23-26th June 2010 (oral).

39. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Changes in spring-mass model characteristics during repeated running sprints. 57th Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Baltimore (USA), 02-05th June 2010 (oral).

38. Racinais S, Matic I, Girard O. Exercise-induced fatigue and hyperthermia limit muscle force production capacity through peripheral and spinal alterations respectively. Experimental biology. Anaheim (California), 24-28 th April 2010. (poster).

37. Girard O, Racinais S. Combining hyperthermic and hypoxic stresses further limit locomotor performance but does not exacerbate muscle fatigue. Exercising in hot environment: from basic concept to field applications. Doha (Qatar), 8-9th November 2009. (oral).

36. Girard O, Millet GP, Slawinski J, Racinais S, Micallef J-P. Changes in leg-spring behavior during a 5000-m self-paced race in differently trained triathletes. 13th congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Lyon (France), 28-30th October 2009. (poster).

35. Sanchez A, Guillemot R, Perrey S, Girard O, Galbès O, Candau R. Le phénomène de composante lente de VO2 est-il générique à l’ensemble des activités sportives intenses? 13th congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Lyon (France), 28-30th October 2009. (poster).

34. Girard O, Millet GP, Micallef J-P. Changes in vertical ground reaction forces with fatigue during the serve in tennis. 14th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Oslo (Norway), 24-27th June 2009 (poster).

33. Girard O, Racinais S. No cumulative effect of hot and hypoxic environment on thermal, cardiovascular or metabolic strains during exercise. 14th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Oslo (Norway), 24-27th June 2009 (poster).

32. Racinais S, Girard O, Walsh A, Knez W, Gaoua N, Grantham J. Effect of working in hot environment on health and physical abilities: An Oil and Gas industry study. 14th congress of the European College of Sports Sciences. Oslo (Norway), 24-27th June 2009 (poster).

31. Knez W, Racinais S, Girard O, Walsh A, Gaoua N, Grantham J. Effect of working in hot environment on markers of the immune response: An Oil and Gas industry study. 14th congress of the European College of Sports Sciences Oslo (Norway), 24-27th June 2009 (poster).

30. Gaoua N, El Massioui F, Racinais S, Girard O, Walsh A, Knez W, Grantham J. Effect of working in hot environment on cognitive function: An Oil and Gas industry study. 14th congress of the European College of Sports Sciences. Oslo (Norway), 24-27th June 2009 (poster).

29. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Racinais S, Millet GP. Performance level has no influence on the oxygen uptake kinetics during a 5-km race. 56th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Seattle (USA), 27-30th May 2009 (poster).

28. Almudehki F, Girard O, Grantham J, Berger N, Racinais S. Neuro-muscular fatigue development during repeated cycling sprints in a hot environment. 56th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Seattle (USA), 27-30th May 2009 (poster).

27. Gaoua N, Girard O, El-Massioui F, Racinais S. Neural adaptations to progressive passive hyperthermia. 56th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Seattle (USA), 27-30th May 2009 (oral).

26. Grantham J, Li C-K, Girard O, Matic I, Hamilton B, Racinais S. Low vitamin D levels in young Qatari females. 56th congress of the American College of Sports medicine. Seattle (USA), 27-30th May 2009 (poster).

25. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Carbonnel Y, Candau R, Millet GP. Running- vs. strength-based warm-up: acute effects on the neuromuscular function. 13rd congress of the European College of Sports Science. Estoril (Portugal), 9-12th July 2008 (poster).

24. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Noual J, Millet GP. Alteration of neuromuscular function in squash. 13rd congress of the European College of Sports Science. Estoril (Portugal), 9-12th July 2008 (poster).

23. Millet GP, Libicz S, Girard O, Roels B. Training and competing in triathlon: What can scientists tellcoaches? 13rd congress of the European College of Sports Science. Estoril (Portugal), 9-12th July 2008 (oral, symposium on triathlon).

22. Rabita J, Slawinski J, Girard O, Hausswirth C. Changes in leg-spring behaviour during a constant velocity run to exhaustion in elite triathletes. 13rd congress of the European College of Sports Science. Estoril (Portugal), 9-12th July 2008 (poster).

21. Girard O, Eicher F, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Foot loading distribution with different tennis serve techniques. 55th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Indianapolis (USA), 28-31th May 2008 (poster).

20. Girard O, Chevalier R, Levêque F, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Specific incremental test in tennis: implications for training. Tennis in tomorrow’ societies. Dijon (France), 03-05th April 2008 (on-court).

19. Girard O, Racinais S, Lattier G, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigue during prolonged tennis playing. Tennis in tomorrow’ societies. Dijon (France), 03-05th April 2008 (oral).

18. Girard O, Eicher F, Chevalier R. Comparison of the efficiency of three intermittent training methods on specific repeated sprint ability in tennis. Tennis in tomorrow’ societies. Dijon (France), 03-05th April 2008 (poster).

17. Girard O, Guerin P, Teulier C, Millet GP, Micallef J-P. Effects of fatigue on segmental coordinations during the serve in tennis: a preliminary study. Tennis in tomorrow’ societies. Dijon (France), 03-05th April 2008 (poster).

16. G. Rave, J-P. Micallef and Girard, O. The effect of using a weighted racket on tennis forehand efficiency. Tennis in tomorrow’ societies. Dijon (France), 03-05th April 2008 (poster).

15. Dellal A, Chamari K, Pintus A, Ambassa S, Girard O, Cotte T, Keller D. Changes in heart rate responses during small sided-games and short intermittent running exercises in elite soccer players. 12th congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Leuven (Belgium), 31th october-02nd November 2007 (poster).

14. Girard O, Racinais S, Thedon T, Millet GP, Perrey S. Alteration of neuromuscular function after repeated running sprints. 12th congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Leuven (Belgium), 31th October-02nd November 2007 (poster).

13. Girard O, Eicher F, Fourchet F, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Effects of the playing surface on in-shoe foot loading patterns during tennis-specific movements. 3rd ITF International congress on Tennis Science & Technology. London (UK), 10-12th September 2007 (oral).

12. Girard O, Racinais S, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Alterations of neuromuscular function after a 5000-m running. 12th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Jyväskylä (Finland), 11-14th July 2007 (oral).

11. Racinais S, Girard O, Micallef J-P, Perrey S. Spinal modulation of the muscle activity after prolonged running. 12th Congress of the European College of Sports Science. Jyväskylä (Finland), 11-14th July 2007 (poster).

10. Girard O, Racinais S, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. (2007) Changes in motoneuron pool excitability during prolonged tennis playing. 54th congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. New Orleans (USA), 30th May-2nd June 2007 (poster).

9. Girard O, Chevalier R, Levêque F, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Specific incremental test in tennis. 4th World Congress of Science and Racket Sports. Madrid (Spain), 21-23rd September 2006 (oral).

8. Girard, O, Lattier G, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Neuromuscular fatigue during prolonged tennis playing. 11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science. Lausanne (Switzerland), 3-6th July 2006 (oral).

7. Girard O, Borrani F, Candau R, Millet GP. Changes in VO2 kinetics, efficiency and muscle activity after a prolonged road cycling race. 53rd congress of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver (USA), 31th May-3rd June 2006 (poster).

6. Girard O, Lattier G, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Changes in exercise characteristics, maximal voluntary contraction and explosive strength during prolonged tennis playing. 25th annual congress of the French Society of Medicine in Sport. St Etienne (France), 8-10th December 2005 (oral).

5. Girard O, Sciberras P, Habrard M, Chevalier R, Hot P, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Physiological responses to competition in elite squash players. 10th Congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Paris (France), 26-28th October 2005 (oral).

4. Girard O, Sciberras P, Habrard M, Chevalier R, Hot P, Millet GP. Specific incremental test in elite squash players. 10th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Belgrade (Serbia), 13-16th July 2005 (poster).

3. Girard O, Micallef J-P, Millet GP. Influence of performance level in tennis players on the lower limbs activity during the power serve. 9th congress of the European College of Sports Science. Clermont-Ferrand (France), 3-6th July 2004 (oral).

2. Girard O, Millet GP, Gonzalez D, Micallef J-P. Influence of performance level in tennis players on the lower limbs activity during the power serve. 10th congress of the Association of Researchers in Physical Activity. Toulouse (France), 30th October-1st November 2003 (poster).

1. Girard O, Millet GP. Effect of the ground surface on the physiological and technical responses in young tennis players. 3rd World congress of Science and Racket Sports. Paris – INSEP (France), 17-19th May 2003 (oral).


INVITED SEMINARS

INTERNAL

4. Running mechanical performance: new technology, new concepts, new perspectives. Presentation to ADIDAS visiting staff. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 08th March 2017 (15 min).

3. Latest ideas to improve mechanical performance of repeated sprints. Plenary lecture to Aspetar hospital staff. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 07th March 2017 (45 min).

2. Maximizing performance with altitude training. Seminar for Physical coaches of the Football Excellence Program. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 27th May 2013 (60 min).

1. Repeated-sprint ability: Shedding light on limiting factors. Plenary lecture to Aspetar hospital staff. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 15th March 2011 (45 min).

EXTERNAL

8. Latest altitude training ideas for team sports. Seminar lecture. Canberra – Australian Institute of Sport (Australia), 7th December 2017 (45 min).

7. Sprint running mechanics: The future is now. “Biomechanics and Human Movement” symposium. Doha- Qatar University (Qatar), 20th April 2017 (15 min).

6. Innovative training with environment stress. Seminar “Research and innovation in elite sport”. Maggligen – Swiss Federal Institute of Sport (Switzerland), 12th March 2015 (90 min).

5. Markers of muscle damage, neuromuscular adjustments and performance recovery after physical exercise in stressful conditions. Seminar lecture. Lausanne – Department of Physiology (Switzerland), 31st October 2014 (50 min).

4. Biomechanical manifestations of fatigue during repeated running sprints in hot and hypoxic environments. Lab seminar on altitude training. Chambéry – Faculty of Sports Sciences (France), 13th June 2014 (15 min).

3. Translating research into practice – Altitude and sports performance. Excellence Forum. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 02nd November 2013 (15 min).

2. Testing leg muscle power from vertical jump tests. ASPIRE4SPORT. Doha – Aspire Academy (Qatar), 30th October 2011 (90 min, practical session).

1. Intérêt de l’excitabilité réflexe dans l’étude de l’ajustement de la function neuromusculaire. Seminar lecture. Grenoble – Joseph Fourier University (France), 28th March 2008 (40 min). [French]


ACCREDITED COURSES

2. Heat and altitude training for optimal performance. Accredited (Category 1) AZF Sports Science and Professions Allied to Medicine Journal Club. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 26th January 2017 (1 h).

1. How to read and evaluate research papers. Seminar for Nurses. Doha – Aspetar (Qatar), 27th March 2011 (90 min).