University of Salzburg, Sport Science and Kinesiology / AUSTRIA
Dear Valued Member of our Sport Science Community,
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and staying safe. As we all confront the challenges of the Coronavirus crisis, I wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the Executive Board and ECSS staff to communicate personally with you.
We understand that this is a very difficult time for everyone. The Covid-19 virus is causing much human suffering and economic hardship on a global scale. One of the industries most battered is the conference and tourism industry. The ECSS Executive Board has done all that is possible to assess the full picture of how the virus has impacted, and can impact the College moving forward amidst the current chaos and instability.
To this effect, we have been in daily communication with our partners in Sevilla, the City of Sevilla, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) - the host university, and FIBES - the conference venue. Together we have been assessing whether the City of Sevilla will be able to host large international gatherings like the ECSS Congress in the months to come and if so, when.
After careful consideration, and very detailed discussions, we have decided to reschedule the ECSS Seville 2020 Congress from 01 – 03 July 2020 to 28 – 30 October 2020. This decision was also aided by the fact that more and more countries are taking action to manage and mitigate the impact and spread of Covid-19 by imposing travel restrictions and social distancing. We are confident that with resilience and a spirit stronger than ever before, we can weather this storm and manage this situation together.
In the meantime, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy. Please, help your local communities by following the guidance provided by your governments, keep washing your hands regularly and use your skills to support wherever necessary.
We are very pleased that we are now able to confirm the new dates for our meeting together in Seville and look forward to welcoming you to the Congress in October… a beautiful time of the year in southern Spain!
Yours in sport science,
Abstract Submission Reopens
The ECSS has decided to reopen the abstract submission portal to allow for delegates to take part in the congress with the new dates in mind. Submissions will be open in the 3 categories: oral presentation, conventional poster, and E-posters. For more information on how to submit, please follow this link. Please note that this is for those that have not been already accepted as part of the scientific programme.
The submission portal will reopen on 31 March 2020 and will close at 12.00 (CET) 3 August 2020.
Please do note, that due to limited capacity not all presentations can be accepted in the oral category.
New Dates: 28 - 30 October 2020
The new dates are 28 – 30 of October, 2020. Where possible, the congress schedule will remain the same, with the schedule shifting entirely from the 01 - 03 July, to 28 – 30 October.
|DAY||OLD DATE||NEW DATE|
|Wednesday||01 July 2020||28 October 2020|
|Thursday||02 July 2020||29 October 2020|
|Friday||03 July 2020||30 October 2020|
The pre-congress satellite sessions will now also move from Tuesday 30 June to Tuesday 27 October 2020. The full updated schedule can be found on the Programme at a Glance page or the Scientific Programme pages of the website.
The registration process on the website has been updated with new deadlines for the early bird discount and the final registration date for submitting authors.
● Early bird discount will now close on 03 August 2020.
● Submitting authors must register before 03 August 2020.
A full list of updated deadlines can be found on the Key Dates page of the website.
A separate message will go out to those of you who have already registered.