2nd Announcement

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science

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Institutional Workshops

Boosting the participation in sports of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities: Insights from Special Olympics

Date: 6 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 1

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics. It is now present in 178 countries globally and 58 countries in Europe/Eurasia. It involves an estimated half million athletes and over 30,000 volunteer coaches in Europe/Eurasia. The UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), Article 30.5 promotes their rights to inclusion in mainstream sports. Likewise the UNESCO charter (2014) notes in Article 1 that “Inclusive, adapted and safe opportunities to participate in physical education, physical activity and sport must be available to all human beings, notably … persons with disabilities”.
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Dynamic Movement Deficits after Concussion and their Potential Consequences

Date: 5 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 1

Concussion results in measurable symptom, cognitive, and balance deficits. Many common balance assessments rely on static and visually-rated paradigms. Intra-tester variability and poor reliability have been observed using such metrics to track balance recovery following concussion. Dual-task movement control deficits during dynamic tasks (such as gait) have been observed to outlast traditional static balance recovery metrics. This is concerning, as it suggests there may be lingering motor control maladaptation’s currently not accounted during typical post-concussion assessments. Athletes returning to high level athletic competition while still suffering from motor control deficits may be at increased risk for sustaining musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Thomas Buckley, Ed.D., ATC University of Delaware, USA
  • David Howell, Ph.D., ATC Colorado Children's Hospital, USA
  • Robert Lynall, Ph.D., ATC University of Georgia, USA

Technical Workshops

Testing Body Asymmetries: An Important Decision Making Tool in Training and Rehabilitation - hosted by KISTLER

Date: 4 July 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Room: Liffey Meeting Room 2

Irregularities in structure, ability and function of the musculoskeletal system have already been investigated as a potential origin or consequence of sport injuries, particularly strength and power asymmetries. Prof. Sarabon will present his studies looking into different types of body asymmetries and their cause-and-effect relationships with injury rates in order to set a base for evidence-based interventions for effective preventive care.
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Key dates

15 December 2017
Opening abstract submission and registration

1 March 2018 *
Deadline for abstract submission

1 April 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors

1 April 2018 *
End of early registration

1 May 2018
Deadline registration for presenting authors

*24:00 Central European Time

Congress Office

ECSS Congress Dublin 2018
Mrs Nantia Patera
Feldblumenweg 26
50858 Cologne - Germany
ECSS Congress Dublin 2018


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  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
  • (Central European Time)

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