Congress facts

  • E-poster: 400
  • Mini-oral: 473
  • Oral presentations: 589
  • Invited presentations: 124

  • Plenary sessions: 4
  • Total number of abstracts: 1.587
  • Total number of participating countries: 70
  • Total number of congress registrations: 2.394
  • Total number of exhibitors: 44
  • Total number of volunteers: 65

  • Website popular articles:
    • Welcome to Malmö: 127.065 hits
    • Abstract Submission: 22.570 hits
    • Registration: 19.106 hits

  • Congress Search engine
    • Visitors: 24.112
    • Keywords: 6.451

  • Social media reach out during the time of the congress on #ECSS2015:
    • Contributors: 920
    • Tweets posted: 3.189
    • Global reach: 986.505
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ECSS Young Investigator Award 2015

  • Total number of YIA applicants: 355
  • Total number of YIA finalists:114

ECSS Young Investigator Award Winners 2015

See all winners here.

Congress venue
Clarion Malmö Live and Congress provided state-of-art facilities for the 20th annual congress of the ECSS. Being opened on 2nd of May 2015 the venue is an amazing building for congresses and happenings in the heart of Malmö. The location could not be much better, stone throw away from the Malmö Central Station and the City Centre. Skybar in the 25th floor was an outstanding experience for all of its visitors. In addtion, the concert hall used in the opening ceremony which kicked off the whole ECSS meeting was the icing on the cake.

Scientific highlights – plenary sessions, memorial lecture and symposiums
Wednesday, 24th June 2015

  • Chances and Challenges for Physical Activity and Learning - Sustainable Movements and Movement Cultures
    • Chairs: Angela Schneider (Western University, Canada) and Karen Søgaard (Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Denmark)
    • Speakers:
      • Exercise, Learning and Memory, Nilsen, J. (Denmark)
      • Sport Science and the Idea of the Obesity Crisis: A Memetic Consideration, Tinning, R. (Australia)

Thursday, 25th June 2015

  • From the Cradle to the Grave - Sport and Physical Activity for a Sustainable Body
    • Chairs: Jens Bangsbo (University of Copenhagen) and Gertrud Pfister (University of Copenhagen)
    • Speakers:
      • Sport and Physical Activity for a Sustainable Body - Past, Present and Future Challenges, Hedenborg, S (Sweden)
      • The Older Muscle: Ageing or Disuse?, Harridge, S. (United Kingdom)

Friday, 26th June 2015

  • Exercise, Energy Intake, Brain Health And Well Being
    • Chairs: Marco Narici, (University Of Nottingham)
    • Speakers:
      • Energy Intake and Exercise as Determinants of Brain Health and Vulnerability to Injury and Disease, Mattson, M. (United States)
      • Can Exercise and Physical Activity Optimise the Wellbeing of Populations?, Thompson, J.L. (United Kingdom)

Saturday, 27th June 2015

  • Inactivity And The Ageing Population
    • Chairs: Joan Duda (University Of Birmingham)
    • Speakers:
      • Increasing Physical Levels Is The Key Component To Improving Lifelong Health And Well Being, Blair, S. (United States)
      • Pharmaceutical Drug Development Is The Key To Offsetting Age Related Dysfunction And Chronic Disease, Evans, W. (United States)

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

  • The Bengt Saltin Tribute Symposium
    • Chairs: Gisela Sjøgaard (University Of Southern Denmark) and Marco Narici (University of Nottingham)
    • Speakers:
      • Professor Bengt Saltin’s Legacy and Contribution to the ECSS, Narici, M. (United Kingdom)
      • Integrative Physiological Approaches for Optimizing Muscular Performance and Health, Sjøgaard, G. (Denmark)
      • Role of Muscle Glycogen in Exercise Metabolism and Performance, Graham, T. (Canada)
      • Exercise Training-Induced Regulation of Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Mitophagy, Pilegaard, H. (Denmark)
      • The Essential of Interdisciplinary Respect in Research for a Sustainable Understanding of Human Physical Activity and Sport, Hedenborg, S., Radmann, A. (Sweden)

Satellite Symposia

Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

  • Insights into the Measurement and Manipulation of Metabolism in Athletes - hosted by GSSI
    • Chair: Clyde Williams
    • Speakers:
      • Welcome and Opening Remarks, James Carter (GSSI) and Lawrence Spriet (University of Guelph, Canada)
      • Regulation of Exercise-induced Lipid Metabolism, Bente Klens, (University of Copenhagen)
      • Measuring Fat Oxidation in Athletes and Nutritional Interventions to Increase it, Rebecca Randell (GSSI)
      • Regulation of Glucose and Glycogen Metabolism During and After Exercise, Erich Richter (University of Copenhagen)
      • Translation of the Science behind Carbohydrate Metabolism and its Application in Sport, Jens Bangsbo (University of Copenhagen)
  • Sustainable Physical Education for a Sustainable Society
  • Internet of Sports — on the definition of an international research agenda
  • VO2max, the gold standard for health performance assessment in both laboratory-based and field-based testing - hosted by COSMED
    • Chairs: Hans Sondergaard, Carsten Lundby and Jose Antonio Lopez Calbet
    • Theoretical Session:
      • Measuring O2 uptake, an historical perspective
      • Factors limiting VO2max in athletes
      • Should altitude training be recommended to elite athletes?
    • Practical Session:
      • Laboratory Testing (ramp test with cyclergometer)
      • Field Testing (Cross country skiing)
      • Data Analysis

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Memories of
ECSS Malmö 2015
Congress Presidents
Susanna Hedenborg &
Aage Radmann
ECSS President
Prof. Tim Cable
ECSS Past President
Prof. Marco Narici


Plenary sessions and some invited sessions can be watched on and/or ECSS Youtube Channel. Please find more images from Malmö from our Flicker account – here.