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Human Performance Optimization Conference


We are excited to announce #HPOC24 will be held in person at the Student Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah, Georgia. 

11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

HPO Keynote Speakers

Friday Keynote Speaker

Major Windsor S. “Shane” Buzza

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command


Major General Shane Buzza assumed responsibility as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command on 1 Oct. Prior to his arrival to Fort Liberty, he served as the Wartime Chief of Staff for Eighth Army, Camp Humphreys, Republic of South Korea.

Major General Buzza’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Armed
Forces Expeditionary Medal and Parachutist Badge.
MG Buzza and his wife have two adult sons.

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Colonel Kevin Bigelman

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command


Colonel Kevin A. Bigelman is a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the Field Artillery.

His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Joint Firepower
Control Course, Light Fire Support Officer’s Course, Jumpmaster Course, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare School, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

He retired after 30 years of service on 1 JUN 2023. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Director, H2F at Joint Base Langley Eustis, VA.


Please check out the Accommodations page for additional information on the venue and link to reserve a hotel room.


HPO Schedule


Planning Committee

Dr. Nancy Henderson, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT Assistant Professor Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Georgia Southern University- Armstrong campus

Dr. Haley Worst, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, Associate Professor Waters Faculty Fellow Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus

March 22-23, 2024   |   #HPO24

Last updated: 2/15/2024