Congress facts

  • Total number of congress participants: 2013
  • Total number of participating countries: 61
  • Plenary sessions 4
  • Invited symposia 36
  • Thematic sessions 120
  • Oral sessions 75
  • Poster sessions 45

Scientific highlights – plenary sessions


  • Genetics: The impact of molecular technology on the future of sports
  • Metabolic syndrome - Obesity & Diabesity
  • Injury prevention & motivated intervention programmes
  • Limitations in elite sports

ECSS Young Investigators Award 2008

  • Total of YIA applicants: 215
  • Total of YIA participants: 173

1st Rank

Oral presentation

Poster presentation

Congress venue

Themed “Sport Science by the sea” the 13th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Estoril 2008 was held in the Estoril Congress Centre. This mulit-functional Congress Centre was centrally located, next to the Casino and its Gardens and opposite Lisboa-Cascais railway, only a stone's throw from the beach. It was designed to be a medium-sized centre, to enable to cater for the vast majority of conferences and exhibitions held in the Estoril Coast area, within the welcoming atmosphere that is the trademark and the image of quality characteristics of Estoril.

More ECSS Estoril 2008 images on Flickr - here.