Special Interest Groups (SIG)

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.
Speakers: Dr. Helen Bayne, Prof Matt Spencer, Chris Barnes, MSc Matt Cullen and Nick Winkelman

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.

The topic for this year's meeting is "On the road to Tokyo 2020: How to prepare 2 years before?"

  1. A brief intro on how hot Tokyo 2020 could be and the consequences for athletes.
  2. What an institute such as the English Institute of Sports can do to prepare?
  3. How to integrate heat in your training plan (e.g. for team sports)?
  4. How to acclimate if you’re in a cold country?
  5. What other counter-measure should we prepare for (e.g. pre/per-cooling)?

Speakers: Prof Mike Tipton, Prof Aaron Coutts, Dr Chris Stevens, Dr Lee Taylor and Dr Sebastien Racinais

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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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