Throughout the years ECSS has announced three exchange partnerships with sport science associations worldwide. All of them are participating to the annual congresses of the ECSS by sharing their expertise through exchange symposiums and scientific presentations. Furthermore, ECSS sends young investigators to attend and present at the annual meetings of the exchange partners.


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ECSS Amsterdam 2014: ECSS – ACSM Exchange Symposium: ActivEarth, 5th July 2014, Start: 10.20, Lecture room: E102

The collaboration between ACSM and ECSS has been fruitful since its beginning 1998. This year at ECSS Amsterdam 2014 the exchange symposium will be focusing on the state of global health and physical inactivity. The session will be chaired by Prof. Romain Meeusen from Free University Brussels (Belgium).


Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine (JSPFSM)

JSPFSM has provided excellent scientific contributions to the ECSS since 1998 and in 2013 ECSS and JSPFSM were celebrating 15th anniversary of fruitful collaboration. ECSS aims to develop the collaboration even further by attracting more Japanese participants to the congress as well as winning more Japanese authors to publish in the European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS). For this reason the abstract submission instructions for the EJSS can be now found also in Japanese.

As part of the scientific exchange, every year the best three of the oral presentations in the ECSS Young Investigators Award are travelling to Japan to present their research work in the annual congress of JSPFSM. Last year Nathan Smith, Uros Marusic and Sam Shepherd were enjoying the Japanese hospitality.


Nathan Smith, Uroš Marušič and Sam Shepherd at the JSPFSM annual meeting 2013

ECSS Amsterdam 2014: JSPFSM – ECSS Exchange lecture: Physical Activity Guidelines: Japan and Europe by the example of the Netherlands, 4th of July 2014, Start: 10.20, Lecture room: E102

In this years’ congress the Japanese exchange partner is providing an exciting session about physical activity guidelines in Japan in comparison to the similar guidelines from the Netherlands. The session will be chaired by Prof. Nagatomi Ryoichi from Tohoku University (Japan).


Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

ESSA is the newest exchange partner of the ECSS and it is a great addition to the scientific society of the ECSS. The partnership began 2011 and since then every year at the ECSS congress the winner of the ESSA young investigators award is presenting their research to the ECSS congress participants. In 2013 Belinda Parmenter from University of South Wales, Australia, was the winner of the ESSA young investigators award and therefore, she came to ECSS Barcelona to present her research.

Belinda Parmenter and the ECSS Executive Board Members at ECSS Barcelona 2013

Additionally, ECSS sends one winner of the mini-oral presentations to the annual ESSA congress. In 2014 at the ESSA congress Kathrin Freyler from University of Freiburg, Germany, was presenting her investigations, please see her exchange report here.

Kathrins exchange poster

ECSS Amsterdam 2014: ESSA – ECSS poster exchange

Rachel Climie from the University of Tasmania, Australia, is the winner of ESSA Young Investigators Award and she will be presenting her research at ECSS Amsterdam 2014.

All of these scientific exchange partnerships give an excellent addition to the ECSS and its activities. They help to stimulate the scientific debate among the ECSS members worldwide.

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