2nd Announcement

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

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Xsens Booth talk

Date: 5 July 2018
Time: 13:00 - 13:20
Room: Exhibition Area, Booth #62

KISTLER Booth talk

Date: 5 July 2018
Time: 13:30 - 13:50
Room: Exhibition Area, Booth #47

Kistler will demonstrate its new KiSprint system that shows sport scientists, coaches and athletes new potential for boosting performance at the start of a race. This brand new system measures force and speed, calculates performance data automatically, and supplies valuable knowledge about explosive power and efficiency during an athlete's start and acceleration phase.
Users can view relevant parameters immediately after the measurement: a big help to improving performance on every start. Features include high-speed cameras and a Compare mode to show different athletes or points of time in training side by side – so results can be visualized and ranked.
KiSprint system comprises a sprint starting block with instrumentation to measure force, a laser to capture speed, high-speed cameras for visual feedback, and an electronic start system. All data are captured synchronously; the software handles calculations with real-time feedback for immediate analysis!
For more information, come to our boothtalk #47 to know more about the overall package benefits. Florian Laborde and Tobias Riede will be glad to meet you there and answer all your questions!

Renew Health Booth talk

Date: 6 July 2018
Time: 13:30 - 13:50
Room: Exhibition Area, Booth #54

From Angina Patient to Elite Athlete:
How ECP can effectively enhance recovery and optimise performance.

External Counter Pulsation (ECP) is a well-established medical treatment used for cardiac rehabilitation. The latest research demonstrates the significant benefits not only to increase exercise tolerance in sedentary populations but also for elite athletes as part of a enhanced recovery and performance programme.

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The fourth edition of the ECSS Bengt Saltin Run takes place at ECSS Dublin 2018. The run will be organised in the memory of ECSS founding member and Patron Prof. Bengt Saltin.

ECSS Members Groups are listing special interest groups formed by the ECSS members. All ECSS members are able to join the groups through their ECSS accounts. The groups meet each other in the framework of the annual congresses of the ECSS. Please find more information below.

Elite Sport Performance

4 July 2018, 08:30 - 10:00, Wicklow Hall 1
The ECSS Elite Sport Performance SIG held its inaugural meeting at the 2014 congress in Amsterdam. This group is open to both ECSS student and professional members in academic research and sport and professionals working in elite athlete/team training and performance support positions who wish to interact with others internationally in the same field, discuss research frontiers and best practice questions, and pursue collaboration possibilities in a highly international forum. The Elite Sport Performance SIG will be able to submit program proposals for future annual meetings, define and develop seminar topics of interest for parallel SIG seminars during annual ECSS meetings, and interact with each other through ENSS on the ECSS website. Join this group.

This year's meeting will focus on "Sport science support of the coaching process- opportunities and challenges".
A panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Stephen Seiler.
The panel will approach the topic from two angles: 1) sport psychology support and coaching and 2) support on technique instruction.
Speakers: Prof Matt Spencer, Chris Barnes, Prof Joan Duda, Derek Maybury and Dr Juliette Stebbings

Sports Nutrition

5 July 2018, 18:00 - 19:30, Liffey Hall 1
The ECSS Sports Nutrition SIG held its inaugural meeting at the 2012 Annual Congress in Bruges and was attended by in excess of 60 health specialists. Open to any individual with an academic or professional interest in sports nutrition and/or dietetics, the group aims to provide a forum for discussions, opportunities, collaborations and problem solving in these and other related fields. Join this group.

Environmental Physiology

6 July 2018, 09:45 - 11:15, Wicklow Meeting Room 1
The Environmental Physiology SIG held its inaugural meeting during the ECSS Estoril 2008. The mission of this SIG is to: 1. Provide a database on scientific work on environmental physiology - 2. Promote discussion allowing new ideas to emerge by sharing competence between laboratories to solve specific problems - 3. Favour collaboration within the different partners. This SIG aims to: 1. Provide scientific resources for researchers - 2. Provide guidelines for workers in warm countries - 3. Provide education resource for the general public - 4. Organise conferences. Join this group.

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

Opening Ceremony – Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)

Once again the official opening of the congress will feature an opening address from the congress presidents and the ECSS president accompanied by amazing local entertainment.

Opening Reception and official Opening of the Exhibition – Exhibition area at CCD

Following the Opening Ceremony all delegates are invited to come together, network and enjoy the Irish cuisine: finger food and drinks will be served. Limited capacity only, pre-booking required.

Opening Reception at ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017

Coffee and Lunch breaks – CCD

One of the most valued benefits of the congress is the opportunity to network. This is why the ECSS has included numerous coffee (6) and lunch breaks (3) in the schedule of congress. Pre-booking required.

ECSS General Assembly – CCD

Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Lecture room: Wicklow Hall 2a

All ECSS members are invited to join the ECSS General Assembly to be informed about the latest facts and figures and the development of the society.

ECSS Raffle Game 2018 – CCD

Date: Wednesday, 4 July - Friday, 6 July
Time: Exhibition opening hours
Location: Exhibition hall

With the success and good feedback from the exhibitors and delegates last year, we are back with ECSS Raffle Game 2018 in Dublin. Here is your chance to win an ECSS iPad! All you have to do is interact with the exhibitors and perform fun challenges at their booth to be eligible for the lucky draw and have a chance to win an ECSS iPad and other exciting prizes.

ECSS Dublin Reception – O'Brien Centre, University College Dublin (UCD)

Date: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Time: 19:30 - 22:30
Location: See here
Transport: Organised for the invited guests.

A cocktail reception taking place at the UCD Campus. Invitation only.

4th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run – University College Dublin (UCD)

Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Time: 06:30
Location: See here
Transport: Organised for the registered runners.

Organised in the memory of ECSS Founding member and Patron Prof. Bengt Saltin. The run will take place at the UCD campus. Transport will be provided.
More information here.

3rd ECSS Bengt Saltin Run at ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017

YIA Cocktail Party - Dublin City Hall, 2 Dame Street, Dublin

Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Time: 20:30 - 22:30
Location: See here

All former YIA winners together with the top 15 candidates at this year’s congress are invited to a small restricted cocktail. Attendance is obligatory for 2018 YIA winners. Invitation only.

YIA Cocktail Party at ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017

FEPSAC Evening - Lagoona Bar, Unit 4 Custom House Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Time: 20:00
Location: See here
Join the FEPSAC president, Anne-Marie Elbe, for an informal gathering after the interesting congress day to network and discuss. Registration required. More information here.

Friday Night Out - Pub Crawl, Temple Bar

Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Meeting point: 20:00 at the main entrance of the CCD
Registration: Information desk next to registration

Join a guided pub crawl organised by local volunteers at the Temple Bar district, which is full of restaurants, pubs, clubs and live music. Register at the information desk next to congress registration. More information here.

Closing Ceremony – CCD

Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:00

Closing Ceremony will follow the Young Investigator Awards and will feature Thanks and Goodbye from Dublin and a presentation from the 24th annual Congress ECSS 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

ECSS Congress Party – Guinness Storehouse, St James's Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8

Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Time: 20:00 - 02:00
Location: See here

This is your time to network, socialize and enjoy the great atmosphere of the ECSS congress and most importantly DANCE! Limited capacity only, pre-booking required.

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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

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