ECSS strives to continue a long tradition by providing thematically oriented interest groups as a platform for exchange and networking during its annual congress. The thematic orientation of a SIG refers to both the major sports science disciplines and also special target groups or specific sub-topics of current relevance.

ECSS provides the meeting facilities for SIGs, including any technical requirements. Furthermore, ECSS regularly updates its website with information about the SIG groups and other relevant material produced by specific SIG groups.

Expressions of interest (including the topic, a content related abstract and a special interest core group, including 3-5 participants) should be sent to the ECSS Office and will subsequently be reviewed by the Scientific Board of the European College of Sport Science.

ECSS has the following Special Interest Groups:

  • Combat Sports
  • Distance Running
  • Elite Sport Performance
  • Environmental Physiology
  • REDs
  • Sports Nutrition and Hydration (sponsored by GSSI)
  • The Active Brain
  • Wearable Technology

Each SIG meets in the framework of the annual congress and changes topic every year. Any congress participant can join a SIG for free by simply attending the meeting.

Visit the congress page of our recent congress in Paris for more information about these groups.

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