Abstract submission closes on 15 February 2019, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Please note: there will be no deadline extension. Abstract submission is free of charge. After undergoing the reviewing process, all authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission on 15 March 2019.

Good reasons to submit your abstract:

  • be part of the largest multi and interdisciplinary congress in sport science
  • earn international recognition for the work you do
  • boost your career while participating in the ECSS Young Investigators Award and GSSI Nutrition Award
  • receive the feedback that helps you progress
  • make the connections you need

Authors are free to choose between oral presentation, conventional poster presentation or e-poster as format while submitting in one of the following four disciplinary fields and perspectives represented in the scientific programme:

Physiology & Sports Medicine

The Physiology and Sports Medicine theme encompasses all life science disciplines (Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Training and Testing, Exercise and Health, Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences) from a basic empirical science viewpoint through to applied practice and application; in populations ranging from young to old, from diseased to healthy, from injured to recovery and in participants to elite performers. Presentations that explore and describe the acute and/or training adaptations to exercise and activity are welcomed, as are studies that address the fundamental mechanisms responsible for the beneficial and harmful effect of exercise and sport.  Investigations that interrogate these responses using in-vitro and in-vivo approaches in Human and animal models are equally acceptable as long as direct links to exercise and sport are apparent.   

Social Sciences & Humanities

The Social Sciences and Humanities theme focuses on forms, meanings, determinants and consequences of sport and physical activity in society…whether in the past, present and/or future. Sport and physical activity can be understood as a wide variety of activities taking place in a variety of environments and ranging from, for example, physical culture, exercise, physical education, sports for all, performance/competitive sport, adventure sports, outdoor activities, active transport and physical recreation. Sport and physical activity are investigated in relation to methodological and theoretical approaches within psychology, pedagogy, sociology, history, philosophy, and management.  Research within this theme may also address questions on ways socioeconomic structures and social categories such as gender, ethnicity, sexuality, generation and social class influence and are influenced by sport/physical activity engagement. Within the social sciences and humanities, analyses and interpretation of qualitative as well as quantitative data are welcome.

Biomechanics & Neuromuscular

The Biomechanics and Neuromuscular theme pillar covers the study of human movement in general, of sports movements more in particular from a mechanical view point (i.e. kinematics, kinetics), but also includes research studying the neuromuscular aspects (i.e. EMG, coordination, motor control) influencing performance. Both fundamental (mechanistic) and applied studies are welcomed, as well as observational reports. Attention is drawn as well to the loading characteristics of different sports and exercises on the musculoskeletal system.

Multi- & Interdisciplinary

Submissions to the Multi-disciplinary/Inter-disciplinary theme should describe research which integrates concepts, theories, methods, and techniques from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental knowledge and address the solving of ‘problems’ and societal challenges in and via the sport and exercise sciences.  Interdisciplinary research is understood to achieve outcomes (including new approaches) that could not be achieved within the framework of a single discipline.  The multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach can be realised within the broader Physiology & Sports Medicine, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Biomechanics & Neuromuscular themes however research that joins up and cuts across an the three pillars of the College is encouraged and particularly welcomed.

According to the covered area, the abstracts will be distributed into the scientific programme under the following topics:

  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching
  • Disability Sport and Physical Activity
  • Health and Fitness
  • History
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Motor Learning and Motor control
  • Neuromuscular Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Physical Education and Pedagogics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation and (Sports)Physiotherapy
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management and law
  • Sport Statistics and Analyses
  • Sport Technology
  • Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
  • Training and Testing

Abstract submission is free of charge. After undergoing the reviewing process, all authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission on 15 March 2019. Registration fee must be paid by 15 April 2019 at the latest to secure the presentation during the congress and the publication in the Book of Abstracts.

Congress Office

ECSS Congress Prague 2019
Mrs Nantia Patera
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50858 Cologne - Germany
ECSS Congress Prague 2019


Phone availability after 15 April 2019

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Congress Venue

The Prague Congress Center
5. kvetna 1640/65
140 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic