2nd Announcement

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

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ECSS Dublin 2018 will be flanked by a number of satellite symposia which are taking place prior to the congress.

Those satellites will be presented by the hosting institution; ECSS affiliated institutions and congress sponsors alike. Please check again for further updates.

GSSI Sports Nutrition Satellite: Athlete Health - hosted by Gatorade Sport Science Institute (GSSI)

4 July 2018, 08:30 - 13:00, The Liffey A
Chair: Dr James Carter (USA & UK)

  • Celiac, Wheat Sensitivity vs Gluten Sensationalism and Low FODMAPs to Treat GI Syndrome in Athletes - Dana Lis, UC Davis (USA)
  • Bone Health and Athlete Nutrition - Craig Sale, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • Athlete Immune Function and Nutrition - Neil Walsh, University of Bangor (UK)
  • Alcohol and the Athlete - Ben Desbrow, Griffith University (AUS)

Psychosocial and policy related approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport- Chartering the path towards a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consensus Statement

4 July 2018, 10:00 - 12:00
Chair: Dr Gavin Breslin (United Kingdom)

  • Tackling the Blues: Designing a Theoretically-Informed Sports-Based Mental Health Programme for Children and Young People, Andy Smith (United Kingdom)
  • The Optimum Performance Program in Sports: A Description of Its Components and Report of its Randomized Clinical Trials in Collegiate Athletes, Bradley Donohue (USA)
  • Integrating mental health and wellbeing in sport into a government action plan: lessons learned from Northern Ireland, Paul Donnelly (United Kingdom)

Training load and challenges of the Dose-Response relationship

4 July 2018, 10:00 - 12:00, CCD
Chairs: Dr. Massimiliano Ditroilo (Ireland), Dr. Adam Grainger (Ireland)

  • Quantifying training load in endurance sports: scientific evidence and practical applications, Sabrina Skorski (Germany)
  • The use of Psychometric Scales in Training, Carlo Castagna (Italy)
  • Man versus Machine: Assessing the efficacy of coach and computer-led athlete monitoring systems, Aaron Coutts (Australia)

Each speaker will have 30 mins + 30 mins for questions.
Registration is free. Please register here.

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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


Phone availability after 15th April 2018

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

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