ECSS Liverpool 2011: Congress Pre-Briefing - MR 20.06.2011
European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
The ECSS is an international non-profit organization founded in Nice, France in 1995. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. The ECSS associates scientists committed to the ECSS mission by individual membership. By organizing annual scientific congresses in collaboration with leading european sport science institutions the ECSS provides a networking platform to share your knowledge.
Being the main scientific event of the ECSS, annual congresses have been organized since the inauguration of the ECSS. Today the ECSS congresses rank among the leading sport scientific congresses worldwide. The congress comprises a range of invited lecturers, multi- and mono-disciplinary symposia as well as tutorial lecturers and Socratic debates. The ECSS congress is attended by international sport scientists with an academic career.
The Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at LJMU is internationally renowned for the quality of its research and teaching. It was the first institution in the UK to award degrees in Sports Science and Science and Football and has developed these programmes further to offer students an innovative and challenging learning experience.
ACC Liverpool, home to the BT Convention Centre and the Echo Arena opened in January 2008. Bordered by the magnificent waterfront setting on the banks of the world-famous River Mersey and a landscaped piazza for outdoor events and performances, the venue offers the flexibility, support and cutting edge technology to ensure a successful event.
NEW HORIZONS: For the Challenge of Reducing Sedentary Activity in Humanss
06.07.2011, Start: 17:00, Lecture room: "Hall 1", Chair: Willem van Mechelen (NED), VU University Medical Center
NEW HORIZONS: In the Role of exercise in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
07.07.2011, Start: 12:00, Lecture room: "Hall 1", Chair: Bernardo Nadal-Ginard (GBR), Liverpool John Moores University
NEW HORIZONS: For (Para)Olympism in 2012 and Beyond
08.07.2011, Start: 12:00, Lecture room: "Hall 1", Chair: Sigmund Loland (NOR), The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
NEW HORIZONS: In the Integration of Science and Football (Dedicated to Prof. Tom Reilly)
09.07.2011, Start 12:00, Lecture room: "Hall 1", Chairs: Valter di Salvo (ITA), ASPIRE/University of Rome and Barry Drust (GBR), Liverpool John Moores University
Young Investigators Award (YIA)
One of the key objectives of the ECSS is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. For this purpose the ECSS established the Young Investigators Award (YIA).
Since the inauguration of the ECSS and its first annual congress in Nice, France in 1996, Mars Inc. as founding partner of the ECSS sponsors the YIA with generous cash prizes to support up-coming scientists. Young scientists have the opportunity of entering this prestigious competition for scientific excellence, where outstanding scientific work can be presented at the annual congress. A jury consisting of the ECSS Scientific Board and ECSS Scientific Committee grants the awards based upon an oral and poster presentation for the top ten presentations respectively. Each year the YIA Cocktails reunite all former YIA winners at the annual ECSS congresses - an ECSS-based network, uniting generations of scientists. Today many former YIA winners are still closely connected to the ECSS and even support the ECSS in its boards and committees. The award has functioned for previous YIA winners as a starting point of their scientific career.
Congress facts (as of 29.06.2011)
YIA applications 300
Participating countries 60
Plenary sessions 4
Invited symposia 116
Oral presentations 411
Poster presentations 1230
ECSS Educations Workshop 2011 - Scientific writing
Cardiovascular Ultrasound in Sport and Exercise Science summer school
Sport Psychology Delivery Inside US Professional Sport and the English Premier League: Beauty and the Beast!
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions for children and young people
Main social events
Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception
Closing Ceremony and Closing Reception
ECSS Liverpool 2011 - New Horizons from a World Heritage City
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