ECSS has established four exceptional exchange partnerships with international sport scientific associations. The partnerships offer mutual benefit to both the ECSS and the exchange partner. ECSS invites the partners to participate in the annual congresses of the ECSS to showcase their expertise in sport science.

Additionally, two of the partner associations support the ECSS Young Investigators Award (YIA) by inviting the winners (3 winners from the oral category and the mini-oral winner) to present their successful work in their congresses.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The ACSM has been an exchange partner of the ECSS since 1998. Every year at the annual meeting of both associations an exchange lecture takes place. This year’s session states that exercise is medicine.

ECSS Dublin 2018: [IS-EX01] ECSS - ACSM EXHANGE SYMPOSIUM: Exercise is Medicine

July 6, 2018, 08:00, The Auditorium

Chair: Romain Meeusen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel [Belgium]

  • Sallis, R. [United States]
    Exercise is Medicine: On a Global Health Initiative
  • Van Mechelen, W. [The Netherlands]
    Exercise is Medicine at the Workplace: A Feasible Option?


Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine (JSPFSM)

Since 1998 this fruitful exchange partnership has provided both associations a platform to network and exchange ideas in the multidisciplinary field of sport and exercise science.

JSPFSM supports together with the ECSS, the three ECSS YIA Award winners in the oral category. The winners travel to Japan to present their work in an international session at the annual congress of the JSPFSM. In 2017 Kristy O'Neill and Louisa Lobigs participated the 72nd annual congress of the JSPFSM in Matsuyama, Japan.

Kristy O'Neill and Louisa Lobigs at the 72nd annual congress of the JSPFSM

ECSS Dublin 2018: [IS-EX02] JSPFSM-ECSS Exchange Symposium: Skeletal Muscle as an Endocrine Organ - 20 Years of Myokines

July 4, 2018, 15:30, The Liffey A

Chair: Ryoichi Nagatomi, Tohoku University [Japan]

  • Furuichi, Y. [Japan]
    Evidence for Acute Contraction-Induced Myokine Secretion by C2C12 Myotubes
  • Aizawa, K. [Japan]
    Role of Local Steroidogenesis in Skeletal Muscle
  • Klarlund Pedersen, B. [Denmark]
    Muscle-organ Cross-talk: The Role of Myokines in Diabetes and Cancer

Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Since 2011 ESSA has been an exchange partner of the ECSS. In the framework of the partnership, both associations are able to send their award winner to the corresponding congress in Europe and in Australia.

At ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017 ESSA representative Dr Chris Stevens presented a study Should Endurance Athletes Competing in the Heat Focus on Cooling Before or During Competition?


ECSS Dublin 2018: ESSA – ECSS Poster Exchange

Nicholas Saner from Victoria University presents his work “High-intensity Exercise is able to Mitigate the Reduced Mitochondrial Function" in the framework of ECSS Oral Sessions.

[OP-PM23] ESSA-ECSS Exchange (Muscle Metabolism)

July 6, 2018, 08:00, The Liffey A

China Sport Science Society (CSSS)

The CSSS is the newest exchange partner of the ECSS. The third edition of the ECSS – CSSS Exchange session is taking place at ECSS Dublin 2018. The session focuses on optimising participation in physical activity and sport performance both from Chinese and European perspectives.

ECSS Dublin 2018: [IS-EX03] CSSS-ECSS EXCHANGE SYMPOSIUM: Optimising Participation in Physical Activity and Sport Performance

July 6, 2018, 08:00, Liffey Meeting Room 2

Chairs: Joan Duda, University of Birmingham [United Kingdom] and Ye Tian, China Institute of Sport Science [China]

  • Feng, L. [China]
    Chinese Fitness and Health Promotion Strategies: The Role of Exercise Science
  • Zhang, L. [China]
    Self-Control Reseach and its Application under High Pressure
  • Duda, J. [United Kingdom]
    A Motivation Theory Approach to Interventions for Sustained, Health Conductive Engagement in Physical Activity


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