2nd Announcement

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

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Invited Scientific Programme will form the back bone for the ECSS Dublin 2018. Programme represents the multi- and interdiciplinary nature of the ECSS annual congresses.

Plenary Sessions



MUSCLES IN MOTION: NEURAL DETERMINANTS OF FUNCTION
Chair: MADELEINE LOWERY [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • DARIO FARINA [UNITED KINGDOM]: NEURAL STRATEGIES OF MOVEMENT REVEALED BY IN VIVO DECODING OF THE NEURAL DRIVE TO MUSCLES
  • ROGER ENOKA [UNITED STATES]: NEUROMUSCULAR DETERMINANTS OF AGE AND SEX DIFFERENCES IN MANUAL DEXTERITY


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE BEHAVIOUR; WHAT COUNTS MOST- GENES OR THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT?
Chair: WILLEM VAN MECHELEN [NETHERLANDS]
Co-Chair – Marie Murphy (NORTHERN IRELAND)
Speakers:

  • ECO DE GEUS [NETHERLANDS]: THE GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF REGULAR VOLUNTARY EXERCISE BEHAVIOUR
  • ADRIAN BAUMAN [AUSTRALIA]: SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE


BRAIN AND MUSCLE LEARNING: MODERN DAY PERSPECTIVES
Chair: PAUL GREENHAFF [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • SANDRA BOND CHAPMAN [UNITED STATES]: MUSCLE MEMORY IS A CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHENOMENON
  • KRISTIAN GUNDERSEN [NORWAY]: MUSCLE MEMORY A CELLULAR MODEL FOR MUSCLE ATROPHY AND HYPERTROPHY


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HUMAN ENHANCEMENT DRUGS: A HEALTH HAZARD OR A USEFUL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE TECHNIQUE?
Chair: CECILIE THOGERSEN-NTOUMANI [AUSTRALIA]
Speakers:

  • SUSAN BACKHOUSE [UNITED KINGDOM]: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HUMAN ENHANCEMENT DRUGS: A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN?
  • SAMUELE MARCORA [UNITED KINGDOM]: PHARMACOLOGICAL FACILITATION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIOUR


Invited sessions



Physiology & Sports medicine [PM]

DIETARY NITRATE AS AN ERGOGENIC AID IN CLINICAL POPULATIONS. WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Chair: JASON ALLEN [AUSTRALIA]
CO-CHAIR: Gareth Davison (Northern Ireland)
Speakers:

  • MARY WOESSNER [AUSTRALIA]: THE EFFECTS OF NITRATE SUPPLEMENTATION ON EXERCISE CAPACITY IN HEART FAILURE. HFPEF V HFREF: AN UPDATE FROM THE LITERATURE
  • MARK GILCHRIST [UNITED KINGDOM]: WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT DIETARY NITRATE AND DIABETES?
  • JASON ALLEN [AUSTRALIA]: “CAN WE BEET THE BEST?” – INORGANIC NITRATE, EXERCISE AND PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE


MUSCLE INJURY: ACUTE INJURY CELLULAR RESPONSES TO CONTEMPORANEOUS REHABILITATION STRATEGIES - Applied TRACK
Chair: ABIGAIL MACKEY [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • ABIGAIL MACKEY [DENMARK]: CELLULAR RESPONSES TO MUSCLE INJURY
  • PHILLIP GLASGOW [IRELAND]: MAXIMIZING HEALING OF MUSCLE INJURY USING MECHANICAL LOADING: A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE
  • ERIK WITVROUW [BELGIUM]: HOW CAN WE AVOID RECURRENT MUSCLE INJURY?


CAN EXERCISE HURT YOUR HEART? CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: THIJS EIJSVOGELS [NETHERLANDS]
Speakers:

  • THIJS EIJSVOGELS [NETHERLANDS]: EXERCISE IS MEDICINE: AT ANY DOSE?
  • KEITH GEORGE [UNITED KINGDOM]: EXERCISE-INDUCED DAMAGE: EVIDENCE FROM BIOMARKERS AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • JÜRGEN SCHARHAG [GERMANY]: CARDIAC REMODELING TO EXERCISE TRAINING: PHYSIOLOGICAL VERSUS PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSES


PROTEOME DYNAMICS: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE, DIET AND AGEING ON THE TURNOVER OF HUMAN MUSCLE PROTEINS
Chair: JATIN BURNISTON [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • JATIN BURNISTON [UNITED KINGDOM]: DYNAMIC PROTEOMIC PROFILING: A NEW TOOL FOR STUDYING THE TURNOVER OF HUMAN MUSCLE PROTEINS
  • KARYN HAMILTON [UNITED STATES]: PROTEOSTASIS AND SLOWED AGEING: IDENTIFYING CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE SELECTIVELY TRANSLATED PROTEOME AND CELL PROLIFERATION IN MODELS OF SLOWED AGEING
  • JOHN HAWLEY [AUSTRALIA]: IDENTIFYING EXERCISE-DIET INTERACTIONS ON HUMAN MUSCLE PROTEIN RESPONSES


EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS TO TACKLE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: FIONA STRECKMANN [SWITZERLAND]
Speakers:

  • HELMAR C. LEHMANN [GERMANY]: ASSESSMENT METHODS TO DETECT PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES – A CRITICAL OVERVIEW
  • FIONA STRECKMANN [SWITZERLAND]: EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS FOR TOXICALLY-INDUCED NEUROPATHIES – FOCUSING ON THE CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
  • STEFANO BALDUCCI [ITALY]: EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS FOR METABOLICALLY-INDUCED NEUROPATHIES - FOCUSING ON THE DIABETIC NEUROPATHY AS THE MOST PREVALENT CAUSE


OXIDATIVE STRESS, REDOX BIOLOGY AND ANTIOXIDANTS IN EXERCISE: WHAT’S NEW?
Chair: SCOTT POWERS [UNITED STATES]
Local Co-chair: Gareth Davison (Northern Ireland)
Speakers:

  • SCOTT POWERS [UNITED STATES]: EXERCISE-INDUCED OXIDATIVE STRESS: HISTORY, CAUSE AND CONSEQUENCE
  • MALCOLM JACKSON [UNITED KINGDOM]: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE REDOX REGULATION OF MUSCLE ADAPTATION TO CONTRACTILE ACTIVITY
  • MARI CARMEN GÓMEZ-CABRERA [SPAIN]: AN UPDATE ON ANTIOXIDANTS IN MUSCLE ADAPTATION TO EXERCISE TRAINING


THE APPLICATION OF NOVEL EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS TO MAXIMISE BENEFIT IN HEALTH AND DISEASE - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: PAUL GREENHAFF [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • MICHAEL STEINER [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE UTILITY OF TRANSCUTANEOUS NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN COPD
  • BETHAN PHILLIPS [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE APPLICATION OF HIT EXERCISE PREHABILITATION TO MAXIMISE POST-SURGICAL RECOVERY
  • HANS HOPPELER [SWITZERLAND]: ECCENTRIC EXERCISE IN MAXIMIZING PATIENT REHABILITATION


JOINT INJURY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: PIETER BRAMA [IRELAND]
Co-Chair: EAMONN DELAHUNT [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • PIETER BRAMA [IRELAND]: CARTILAGE RESPONSES TO ACUTE JOINT INJURY.
  • RICHARD FROBELL [SWEDEN]: TO STABILIZE OR NOT? THE GREAT DEBATE FOLLOWING ACL INJURY.
  • MARIENKE VAN MIDDELKOOP [NETHERLANDS]: STRATEGIES TO FORESTALL THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS-RELATED POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS.


PEDIATRIC EXERCISE ONCOLOGY: EUROPEAN APPROACHES FOR ACTIVEONCOKIDS - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: JOACHIM WISKEMANN [GERMANY]
Speakers:

  • JOACHIM WISKEMANN [GERMANY]: EXERCISE DURING ACUTE TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD CANCER IN GERMANY – STUDY RESULTS AND FUTURE APPROACHES TO IMPROVE MOTOR PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
  • CARMEN FIUZA-LUCES [SPAIN]: EXERCISE AND CHILDREN’S GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE
  • CORINA RUEEGG [SWITZERLAND]: A PARTIALLY SUPERVISED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM FOR ADULT AND ADOLESCENT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER – SURFIT


THE LIVER - A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO EXERCISE ADAPTATIONS?
Chair: PETER PLOMGAARD [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • HENRIETTE PILEGAARD [DENMARK]: ROLE OF PGC-1α IN EXERCISE-INDUCED ADAPTATIONS IN THE LIVER
  • CORA WEIGERT [GERMANY]: RESPONSE AND ADAPTATION OF HEPATIC METABOLISM TO EXERCISE
  • PETER PLOMGAARD [DENMARK]: EXERCISE-INDUCED HEPATOKINES


MUSCLE PROTEIN TURNOVER – INFLUENCING FACTORS
Chair: METTE HANSEN [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • LUC VAN LOON [NETHERLANDS]: PHYSICAL (IN)ACTIVITY - INFLUENCE ON THE REGULATION OF MUSCLE MASS MAINTENANCE
  • STUART PHILLIPS [CANADA]: DIET AND ENERGY RESTRICTION – INFLUENCE ON THE REGULATION OF BODY COMPOSITION
  • METTE HANSEN [DENMARK]: INFLUENCE OF GENDER AND FEMALE SEX HORMONES ON MUSCLE PROTEIN TURNOVER


MECHANISMS AND STRATEGIES TO INCREASE MITOCHONDRIAL BIOGENESIS
Chair: DAVID BISHOP [AUSTRALIA]
Speakers:

  • JULEEN ZIERATH [SWEDEN]: MOLECULAR REGULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL ADAPTATIONS TO EXERCISE
  • DAVID BISHOP [AUSTRALIA]: CAN WE OPTIMISE THE EXERCISE TRAINING PRESCRIPTION TO MAXIMISE IMPROVEMENTS IN MITOCHONDRIA FUNCTION AND CONTENT?
  • ANDREW PHILP [UNITED KINGDOM]: EXPLORING THE USE OF NUTRITIONAL BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS TO MAXIMIZE MITOCHONDRIAL ADAPTATIONS TO EXERCISE


BLOOD FLOW-RESTRICTED EXERCISE; MECHANISMS, TRAINING RESPONSES AND APPLICATIONS IN SPORT AND REHABILITATION. - Applied TRACK
Chair: TRULS RAASTAD [NORWAY]
Speakers:

  • TRULS RAASTAD [NORWAY]: BLOOD FLOW-RESTRICTED EXERCISE; A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL HEAVY-LOAD STRENGTH TRAINING FOR MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY AND INCREASED STRENGTH?
  • MATHIAS WERNBOM [SWEDEN]: MECHANISMS OF MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY INDUCED BY BLOOD FLOW-RESTRICTED EXERCISE.
  • LORI PLOUTZ-SNYDER [UNITED STATES]: THE EFFECTS OF BLOOD FLOW-RESTRICTED EXERCISE AS A COUNTERMEASURE AGAINST MULTI-SYSTEM DECONDITIONING ASSOCIATED WITH DISUSE 


Social Sciences & Humanities [SH]
SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH SPORT: ANALYZING EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS AND POLICIES TO TACKLE SOCIAL EXCLUSION.
Chair: REINHARD HAUDENHUYSE [BELGIUM]
Speakers:

  • REINHARD HAUDENHUYSE [BELGIUM]: INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION THROUGH SPORT: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN?
  • HOLLY COLLISON [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE INCLUSION EXCLUSION CONUNDRUM: A CRITICAL ACCOUNT OF YOUTH AND GENDER ISSUES WITHIN AND BEYOND THE SPACES OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE PROGRAMMING
  • TOM MAY [UNITED KINGDOM]: CRAFTING THE NEOLIBERAL SUBJECT: SPORTS-BASED INTERVENTIONS, (UN)EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION


ENCOUNTERING TRANSNATIONAL SPORTS MIGRATION
Chair: PAUL DARBY [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • DANIEL GUINNESS [NETHERLANDS]: A TRINITY OF DESTINIES: FAITH, ETHNO¬NATIONALISM AND RAW TALENT IN FIJIAN PROFESSIONAL RUGBY ASPIRATIONS
  • SINE AGERGAARD [DENMARK]: TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION AND FEMALE FOOTBALL IN WEST AFRICA
  • JAMES ESSON [UNITED KINGDOM]: FOOTBALL TRAFFICKING IN AFRICA: ISSUES, ETHICS AND POLICY


IS EXERCISE MEDICINE? - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: DOMINIC MALCOLM [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • DOMINIC MALCOLM [UNITED KINGDOM]: A CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF EXERCISE AS MEDICINE
  • ENRICO MICHELINI [GERMANY]: THE BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVE ON EXERCISE. A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
  • AGNES ELLING [NETHERLANDS]: ‘SPORT AS MEDICINE’ AND OTHER (CHANGED) MEANINGS OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS


“IT’S NO CHOKE”: MOVING CHOKING UNDER PRESSURE BEYOND DEFINITION DEBATES, ATTENTION-BASED MODELS, AND INTO THEORY-MATCHED INTERVENTIONS
Chair: DENISE HILL [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • DENISE HILL [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE (IN)CONGRUENCE OF THE CHOKING DEFINITION AND EXPERIENCE: RE-VISITING CHOKING IN SPORT
  • CHRISTOPHER MESAGNO [AUSTRALIA]: CHOKING UNDER PRESSURE: ATTENTION AND ANXIETY-BASED MODELS AND THEORY-MATCHED INTERVENTIONS
  • JUERGEN BECKMANN [GERMANY]: A CHOKING INTERVENTION BASED ON NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS


AN APP FOR EVERYONE?! - Applied TRACK
Chair: MARIJE BAART DE LA FAILLE [NETHERLANDS]
Speakers:

  • STEVEN VOS [NETHERLANDS]: DEVELOPMENT OF A SCREENINGS PROTOCOL AND A DECISION TOOL FOR PROFESSIONALS.
  • MARIJE BAART DE LA FAILLE-DEUTEKOM [NETHERLANDS]: APP PREFERENCES AND EXPERIENCES OF RECREATIONAL RUNNERS, CYCLISTS AND WALKERS.
  • RALPH MADDISON [AUSTRALIA]: A SMARTPHONE-BASED TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE.


SPORT AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chair: PAUL DARBY [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • IAIN LINDSEY [UNITED KINGDOM]: STATE-CIVIL SOCIETY RELATIONS FOR SPORT AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: A NORMATIVE-ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK
  • LYNDSAY HAYHURST [CANADA]: SHIFTING GEARS: EXPLORING THE ‘BICYCLES FOR DEVELOPMENT’ MOVEMENT
  • TESS KAY [UNITED KINGDOM]: CO-PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE IN SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT


ACUTE AND CHRONIC EXERCISE EFFECTS ON ATTENTION AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTION: DOMAIN-SPECIFIC IMPLICATION FOR SPORT AND DOMAIN-GENERAL RELEVANCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN.
Chair: CATERINA PESCE [ITALY]
Speakers:

  • DANIEL MEMMERT [GERMANY]: VISUAL ATTENTION IN SPORTS
  • DANIEL SANABRIA [SPAIN]: PHYSICAL EXERCISE, BRAIN AND ATTENTION: EVIDENCE FROM CROSS-SECTIONAL AND ACUTE EXERCISE STUDIES.
  • CATERINA PESCE [ITALY]: THE CONTRASTING EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON ATTENTIONAL AND COGNITIVE AGING: DO THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MATTER?


SPORT FOR ALL? INCLUSION OF FEMALE REFUGEES IN EUROPEAN SPORTS
Chair: ROSA DIKETMÜLLER [AUSTRIA]
Speakers:

  • ANNETTE R. HOFMANN [GERMANY]: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN: A POSSIBILITY OF INTEGRATION INTO GERMAN SOCIETY?
  • SUSANNA HEDENBORG [SWEDEN]: SPORT AND INTEGRATION - A SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE
  • ROSA DIKETMUELLER [AUSTRIA]: 'TRAIN THE TRAINERS' - GENDER AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES IN COURSES FOR COACHES FOR TRAUMATIZED FEMALE REFUGEES 


Biomechanics & Neuromuscular [BN] (inc. Sports Medicine)
ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF MUSCLE PLASTICITY USING REAL TIME ULTRASONOGRAPHY
Chair: TETSUO FUKUNAGA [JAPAN]
Co-chair: CLIONA O’ SULLIVAN [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • TETSUO FUKUNAGA [JAPAN]: EFFECTS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING AND INACTIVITY ON VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES OF HUMAN TENDINOUS TISSUES.
  • MARCO NARICI [UNITED KINGDOM]: STRUCTURAL REMODELING OF HUMAN SKELETAL MUSCLE WITH CHRONIC LOADING AND UNLOADING
  • ANTHONY BLAZEVICH [AUSTRALIA]: ULTRASONOGRAPHY FOR MULTI-SITE ANATOMICAL MEASUREMENT: ITS USE IN UNDERSTANDING FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE AND TRAINING ADAPTATIONS


THE EFFECTS AND MECHANISMS OF HOW EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS REDUCE OLD ADULTS’ MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS AND RECOVER LOST MOBILITY
Chair: TIBOR HORTOBAGYI [NETHERLANDS]
Speakers:

  • URS GRANACHER [GERMANY]: CRITICAL FACTORS TO DOSE EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS IN THE PREVENTION OF AGE-RELATED MOBILITY LOSS
  • CATHERINE SHERRINGTON [AUSTRALIA]: RECOVERY OF LOST MOBILITY IN FRAIL OLD ADULTS: EVIDENCE OVERVIEW
  • TIBOR HORTOBAGYI [NETHERLANDS]: MECHANISMS OF HOW EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS REDUCE OLD ADULTS’ MOBILITY LOSS THROUGH GAIT SPEED MAINTENANCE


DO PROSTHETIC LEGS ENHANCE OR HINDER RUNNING PERFORMANCE? - Applied TRACK
Chair: PETER WEYAND [UNITED STATES]
Co-Chair: MASSIMILIANO DITROILO [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • PETER WEYAND [UNITED STATES]: NATURAL VS. ARTIFICIAL RUNNING: FROM BIOLOGICAL AND PROSTHETIC LIMBS TO GAIT MECHANICS AND SPEED
  • ALENA GRABOWSKI [UNITED STATES]: EFFECTS OF RUNNING-SPECIFIC LEG PROSTHESES ON RUNNING, SPRINTING, AND JUMPING PERFORMANCE
  • HIROAKI HOBARA [JAPAN]: SUPER-HUMANS? ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE OF AMPUTEES USING RUNNING-SPECIFIC PROSTHESES


PERFORMANCE IN GOLF: TECHNOLOGY, BIOMECHANICS AND INJURY MECHANISMS - Applied TRACK
Chair: ERIC WALLACE [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • STEVE OTTO [UNITED KINGDOM]: TECHNOLOGY AND VARIABILITY IN GOLF
  • CLAIRE EGRET [UNITED STATES]: BIOMECHANICAL SEQUENCING IN THE GOLF SWING/ FEMALE GOLFER
  • YOUNG_HOO KWON [UNITED STATES]: SWING PLANE BIOMECHANICS AND PERFORMANCE


EFFECTS OF AGING AND TRAINING ON FATIGABILITY AND MOTOR CONTROL
Chair: GIUSEPPE DE VITO [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • SANDRA HUNTER [UNITED STATES]: AGING OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM AND FATIGABILITY
  • GIUSEPPE DE VITO [IRELAND]: AGING AND AGONIST–ANTAGONIST MUSCLES CO-ACTIVATION: MECHANISMS REVISITED
  • PER AAGAARD [DENMARK]: EFFECTS OF EXERCISE TRAINING ON NEUROMUSCULAR FUNCTION IN OLD AGE


FORCE-VELOCITY-POWER PROFILING IN EXPLOSIVE SPORTS, FROM THEORY TO FIELD METHODS AND TRAINING APPLICATIONS - Applied TRACK
Chair: PIERRE SAMOZINO [FRANCE]
Co Chair: ADAM GRAINGER (IRELAND)
Speakers:

  • PIERRE SAMOZINO [FRANCE]: FORCE-VELOCITY-POWER PROFILING: THEORY AND CONCEPTS
  • PEDRO JIMÉNEZ-REYES [SPAIN]: FORCE-VELOCITY-POWER PROFILING: TRAINING APPLICATIONS IN BALLISTIC MOVEMENTS
  • JEAN-BENOÎT MORIN [FRANCE]: FORCE-VELOCITY-POWER PROFILING: TRAINING APPLICATIONS IN SPRINT ACCELERATION


GAIT STABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY AMONG OLDER ADULTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR FALLS PREVENTION - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: KIROS KARAMANIDIS [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • ADAMANTIOS ARAMPATZIS [GERMANY]: THEORY-DRIVEN INTERVENTION FOR IMPROVING REACTIVE BALANCE CONTROL IN THE ELDERLY
  • MIRJAM PIJNAPPELS [NETHERLANDS]: PERTURBATION-BASED GAIT ASSESSMENT USING VARIOUS PERTURBATION TYPES IN YOUNG AND OLDER ADULTS
  • KIROS KARAMANIDIS [UNITED KINGDOM]: GAIT STABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY ACROSS THE ADULT LIFESPAN: THE IMPACT OF MUSCLE AND VESTIBULAR FUNCTION


NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE IN CHILDREN
Chair: CRAIG WILLIAMS [UNITED KINGDOM]
Speakers:

  • SEBASTIEN RATEL [FRANCE]: DIFFERENCES IN NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE BETWEEN CHILDREN AND ADULTS
  • DIMITRIOS PATIKAS [GREECE]: MECHANISMS UNDERPINNING CHILD-ADULT DIFFERENCES IN NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE
  • JANKE DE GROOT [NETHERLANDS]: NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE IN PAEDIATRIC CHRONIC DISEASE GROUPS


Multi-/Interdisciplinary [MI]
SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – IS THERE A BEST BET FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN YOUNG PEOPLE?
Chair: ESTHER VAN SLUIJS [UNITED KINGDOM]
Co-chair: Marie Murphy (Ulster)
Speakers:

  • ULF EKELUND [NORWAY]: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, (SEDENTARY TIME) AND ADIPOSITY – CAUSAL ASSOCIATIONS?
  • STUART BIDDLE [AUSTRALIA]: SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR IN YOUTH: IS SITTING FATTENING?
  • ESTHER VAN SLUIJS [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE ACTIVITY INTENSITY DEBATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR GUIDELINES AND INTERVENTION


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION
Chair: LARS BO ANDERSEN [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • CHARLES HILLMAN [UNITED STATES]: THE EFFECTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON COGNITIVE AND BRAIN HEALTH
  • ANNE KAER GEJL [DENMARK]: THE EFFECTS OF ACUTE AND PROLONGED EXERCISE ON EXECUTIVE FUNCTION
  • LARS BO ANDERSEN [NORWAY]: THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PREVENTIONS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE


MIND OVER MUSCLE? A PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO PACING AND EXERCISE BEHAVIOUR - FEPSAC SYMPOSIUM
Chair: ANNE-MARIE ELBE [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • FLORENTINA HETTINGA [UNITED KINGDOM]: MANIPULATING PACING BEHAVIOUR IN ENDURANCE EXERCISE
  • BART ROELANDS [BELGIUM]: THE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL DRIVE TO EXERCISE
  • LIEKE SCHIPHOF-GODART [NETHERLANDS]: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE DRIVE TO EXERCISE


THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTINUUM AND OTHER HEALTH-RELATED ASPECTS OF LIFESTYLE IN RELATION TO CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: EMMANUEL STAMATAKIS [AUSTRALIA]
Speakers:

  • EMMANUEL STAMATAKIS [AUSTRALIA]: SYNERGISTIC HEALTH EFFECTS AND INTERACTIONS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR, AND OTHER HEALTH-RELATED ASPECTS OF LIFESTYLE
  • MARK HAMER [UNITED KINGDOM]: THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTINUUM IN RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MECHANISMS
  • SEBASTIAN CHASTIN [UNITED KINGDOM]: UNDERSTANDING THE CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE 24 MOVEMENT BEHAVIOR (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR, AND SLEEP) USING A COMPOSITIONAL INTEGRATED THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK


COUNTERACTING AGE-RELATED LOSS OF MUSCLE MASS AND INDEPENDENCE: EXPERIENCES FROM THE INTER-DISCIPLINARY CALM-STUDY CONDUCTED IN THE GREATER COPENHAGEN AREA.
Chair: LARS HOLM [DENMARK]
Speakers:

  • CAROLYN GREIG [UNITED KINGDOM]: HOW TO IMPROVE HEALTH AGEING - PHYSIOLOGICAL RESULTS FROM RCTS AND THEIR LIMITATIONS
  • STANLEY ULIJASZEK [UNITED KINGDOM]: SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTION TO SUPPORT AND MOTIVATE TO HEALTHY AGING
  • ASTRID P. JESPERSEN [DENMARK]: HOW DOES THE INDIVIDUAL ENGAGE IN LIFE STYLE CHANGES?


Exchange Symposia [EX]



ECSS-ACSM EXCHANGE SYMPOSIUM: EXERCISE IS MEDICINE - CLINICAL TRACK
Chair: ROMAIN MEEUSEN [BELGIUM]
Speakers:

  • ROBERT SALLIS [UNITED STATES]: EXERCISE IS MEDICINE; UPDATE ON A GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
  • WILLEM VAN MECHELEN [NETHERLANDS]: EXERCISE IS MEDICINE AT THE WORKPLACE: A FEASIBLE OPTION?


ECSS-JSPFSM EXCHANGE SYMPOSIUM: SKELETAL MUSCLE AS AN ENDOCRINE ORGAN -20 YEARS OF MYOKINES
Chair: RYOICHI NAGATOMI [JAPAN]
Speakers:

  • YASURO FURUICHI [JAPAN]: EVIDENCE FOR ACUTE CONTRACTION-INDUCED MYOKINE SECRETION BY C2C12 MYOTUBES
  • KATSUJI AIZAWA [JAPAN]: ROLE OF LOCAL STEROIDOGENESIS IN SKELETAL MUSCLE
  • BENTE KLARLUND PEDERSEN [DENMARK]: TO BE DETERMINED BY ECSS PROGRAM COMMITTEE


Sponsored Sessions [SP]



INJURY RISK AND INJURY PREVENTION IN RUGBY UNION - SPONSORED BY CATAPULT - Applied TRACK
Chair: JAMES BROWN [SOUTH AFRICA]
Co-chair: EAMONN DELAHUNT [IRELAND]
Speakers:

  • CHRIS BLEAKLEY [UNITED KINGDOM]: EPIDEMIOLOGY OF RUGBY UNION INJURIES
  • CARLY MCKAY [UNITED KINGDOM]: IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT BANNING THE TACKLE IN JUNIOR RUGBY?
  • JAMES BROWN [SOUTH AFRICA]: INJURY PREVENTION IN RUGBY UNION; ARE WE WINNING OR IS THIS A LOSING BATTLE?


EXERCISE IN THE HEAT: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN, HEART AND SKELETAL MUSCLE? - SPONSORED BY ASPETAR - Applied TRACK
Chair: JULIEN PÉRIARD [QATAR]
Co-Chair: Shaima Alkhaldi
Speakers:

  • KEVIN DEPAUW [BELGIUM]: BRAIN ACTIVITY DURING EXERCISE UNDER HEAT STRESS
  • JULIEN PÉRIARD [QATAR]: THE CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSE TO EXERCISE IN THE HEAT
  • SEBASTIEN RACINAIS [QATAR]: ACUTE AND CHRONIC SKELETAL MUSCLE RESPONSES TO HEAT STRESS


RECENT METHODOLOGIES FOR ENHANCING BIOMECHANICAL COMPREHENSION AND APPLICATIONS - SPONSORED BY ADIDAS
Chair: HERMANN SCHWAMEDER [AUSTRIA]
Speakers:

  • KATJA MOMBAUR [GERMANY]: OPTIMAL CONTROL BASED STUDIES OF RUNNING MOTIONS IN SPORTS
  • DREW HARRISON [IRELAND]: APPLICATIONS OF FUNCTIONAL DATA ANALYSIS IN SPORTS BIOMECHANICS
  • SILVIO LORENZETTI [SWITZERLAND]: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL MODELING IN SPORT, TRAINING AND REHABILITATION


TRAINING & NUTRITION: CONSIDERATIONS FOR FOOTBALL - SPONSORED BY GSSI
Chair: JAMES CARTER [UNITED STATES]
Speakers:

  • JAMES MORTON [UNITED KINGDOM]: FUELLING AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOTBALL: TRAINING VERSUS MATCH PLAY
  • DAVID BISHOP [AUSTRALIA]: TRAINING INTERVENTIONS: EVIDENCE AND ADVICE ON OPTIMIZING THE ADAPTIVE RESPONSE TO FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE
  • JAMES COLLINS [UNITED KINGDOM]: NUTRITION IN FOOTBALL: IMPLEMENTING THE SCIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

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

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.

Sports Nutrition

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

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.

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.

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

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 Dublin Reception – t.b.a.

A cocktail reception for the invited guests. Invitation only.

4th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run – t.b.a

Organized in the memory of ECSS Founding member and Patron Prof. Bengt Saltin. The run will take place close to the congress centre.

YIA Cocktail Party - t.b.a.

All former YIA winners together with the top 10 candidates of each category of this year’s congress are invited to a small restricted cocktail. Invitation only.

Closing Ceremony – CCD

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

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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