The annual ECSS congress in 2015 will be organized in the beautiful city of Malmö, Sweden. It will be the 20th anniversary congress of the ECSS and once again it will present high quality sport science to its society and beyond.

ECSS Malmö 2015 – 24th – 27th June 2015


Key dates

25th of February 2015 – Deadline extension for abstract submission. Please find details on how to submit your abstract here.
1st of April 2015 – Notification of acceptance to authors
15th of April 2015 - End of early registration
1st of May 2015 - Deadline registration for presenting authors

Scientific Programme

Bengt Saltin Memorial Lecture


PS-PL01: Chances and Challenges for Physical Activity and Learning - Sustainable Movements and Movement Cultures
Date: 24.06.2015
Chair: Angela Schneider [Canada]

  • Jens Bo Nielsen [Denmark]: Physical Activity and Learning
  • Richard Tinning [Australia]: The Idea of Physical Education: A Memetic Perspective

PS-PL02: From the Cradle to the Grave - Sport and Physical Activity for a Sustainable Body
Date: 25.06.2015
Chair: Jens Bangsbo [Denmark]

  • Susanna Hedenborg [Sweden]: The Physically Active Body - From Past to Present
  • Stephen Harridge [United Kingdom]: The Older Muscle: Ageing or Disuse?

PS-PL04: Exercise, Energy Intake, Brain Health and Well Being
Date: 26.06.2015
Chair: Marco Narici [United Kingdom]

  • Mark Mattson [United States]: Energy Intake and Exercise as Determinants of Brain Health and Vulnerability to Injury and Disease
  • Janice Thompson [United Kingdom]: Can Exercise and Physical Activity Optimise the Wellbeing of Populations?

PS-PL03: Inactivity and the Ageing Population
Date: 27.06.2015
Chair: Joan Duda [United Kingdom]

  • Steven Blair [United States]: Increasing Physical Levels is the Key Component to Improving Lifelong Health and Well Being
  • William Evans [United States]: Pharmaceutical Drug Development is the Key to Offsetting Age Related Dysfunction and Chronic Disease.

The hosts of the 2015 edition are once again experts in sport science. The Malmö University with the support of the University of Copenhagen and the University of Lund, have created an extraordinary scientific programme supporting the congress theme “sustainable sport”. The invited programme demonstrates the current state of the research in the field of sport and exercise sciences. There are several interesting topics to choose from and the programme is nicely spiced up with a strong Scandinavian expertise. Please find the invited programme here. More specific scientific programme will be available after 1st of April 2015, after the deadline of abstract submission.

Once again the highlight of the ECSS congress will be the ECSS Young Investigators Award. The delegates under the age of 32 are able to participate in this distinguished scientific competition and compete on the generous cash prices. The YIA competition has been the focal point of the ECSS congress throughout the years and it backs up the goal of the ECSS to support and promote young scientists in their career development.

The city of Malmö and the congress venue

Malmö provides a beautiful and unique setting for the 2015 ECSS Congress. Situated in southern Sweden in Skane region, it is easily accessible via air, rail and road from all over the world. Malmö city is also part of the big Öresund region, which is joined by the metropolitan city of Copenhagen. The bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen is one of the biggest constructions in Europe and it guarantees a short 15 minutes’ drive from Malmö to Copenhagen.

The congress venue Malmö Live provides state-of-the-art facilities for the anniversary congress. The congress Centre is easily accessible via public transfer and it is only 20 minutes’ drive from the Copenhagen airport, which has good connections to all European airports and the most international airports worldwide. The construction of the Malmö Live has been a green project, supporting the sustainable development, which is a central ideology in the city of Malmö and the Malmö University.

Parallel to the compelling scientific programme, we have a great social programme in place! The social programme guarantees the interaction between the delegates and brings the whole big ECSS family together to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the ECSS congress. Please read more here.

We want to make the 20th annual Congress of the ECSS a congress to remember! We will organize a great anniversary celebration together with our large worldwide family. Please join us in Malmö and experience the uniqueness of the ECSS congress and the Scandinavian hospitality.

For more information about the ECSS Malmö 2015, please download the second announcement, visit the congress website, follow us on twitter or take a look at our promotional video.

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