The ECSS 2012 congress is part of ECSS history and we look back on a most successful event with a unique atmosphere generated by its participants and the extraordinary congress venue itself. During the four days of the congress outstanding scientific work has been presented in plenary sessions, symposia as well as oral and e-poster sessions. Within the Young Investigator Award young up-coming scientists have presented their work and the best have been awarded. Social events like opening ceremony, YIA cocktail and the after party gave participants the opportunity to network and find new friends.
The ECSS would like to thank all ECSS Bruges 2012 participants to have contributed to a beautiful congress in the heart of Europe.

 

Congress facts

Total number of congress participants: 2104
Total number of participating countries: 60
Plenary sessions: 4
Invited symposia sessions: 36
Oral symposia: 74
Poster presentation sessions: 118

 

ECSS Young Investigators Award 2012

  • Total of YIA applicants: 347
  • Total of YIA submissions: 270

 

ECSS Young Investigators Award winners 2012

Rank               Oral presentation                 Poster presentation

1st                  Manuel Gubser (SUI)            Joey Smeets (NED)

all YIA winners

 

Congress venue

The ‘Oud Sint-Jan’ Congress Centre is a former medieval hospital that dates back to the 11th century and was in function treating patients until 1978. The old hospital wards have been transformed into a state-of-the-art congress centre with spacious congress rooms and all modern facilities. The ‘Oud Sint-Jan’ Congress Centre is located in the medieval quarter of the city.

Scientific highlights – plenary sessions and Sports Nutrition Symposium

Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Cycling Economy: From Performance to Business
Chair: De Knop Paul, [Belgium]
[play]

Speakers:

  • WINNING THE TOUR DE FRANCE: A SPORT SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE, MARTIN, D. [AUSTRALIA] [play] [read]

  • PROFESSIONAL ROAD CYCLING: A BUSINESS NETWORK PERSPECTIVE, LAGAE, W., DEJONGHE, T. [BELGIUM] [play] [read]

Thursday, July 05, 2012
Performance in the Heat: What Happens in your Head?
Chair: Sebastien Racinais [Qatar]
[play]

Speakers:

  • THE HOT BRAIN - CEREBRAL METABOLISM AND MOTOR PERFORMANCE DURING EXERCISE IN THE HEAT, NYBO, L. [DENMARK] [play] [read]
    PLEASURE AND OPTIMIZATION OF MUSCULAR EXERCISE, CABANAC, M. [CANADA] [play] [read]

Friday, July 06, 2012
Olympism & Sport (*)
Chair(s): Paavo V. Komi [Finland], Sigmund Loland [Norway]
[play]

Speakers:

  • THE IOC AND THE OLYMPIC ATHLETE, ENGEBRETSEN, L. [NORWAY] [play] [read]

  • CAN THE OLYMPIC GAMES CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER WORLD? LESSONS FROM BEIJING 2008, BROWNELL, S. [UNITED STATES] [play] [read]

Saturday, July 07, 2012
Sport Science in the Heart of Europe (*)
Chair: Romain Meeusen [Belgium]
[play]

Speakers:

  • SUDDEN DEATH AND SPORT: STILL A LONG WAY TO GO, JOHAN VIJGEN [BELGIUM] [play]

  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, FITNESS, AND HEALTH, AINSWORTH, B. [UNITED STATES] [play] [read]

Friday, July 06, 2012
Sports Nutrition Symposium: Sports Nutrition offered by Mother Earth sponsored by GSSI
Chair(s): Jeukendrup Asker [United Kingdom]
[play]

Speakers:

  • BERRIES AND CHERRIES, BOWTELL, J. [UNITED KINGDOM] [play] [read]

  • GREEN TEA, HODGSON, A. [UNITED KINGDOM] [play] [read]

  • BEETROOT AND OTHER SOURCES OF NITRATE, JONES, A. [UNITED KINGDOM] [play] [read]

These sessions can be watched on ECSS.tv on www.ecss.de. ECSS.tv is a free of charge service for all ECSS members.


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ECSS congress participants sharing their knowledge listening and discussing at ECSS Bruges 2012.

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