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Welcome all delegates to the 20th European College of Sport Science Congress in Malmö. We hope that you will enjoy your stay in Malmö and that you find the program of ECSS enjoyable.
Yesterday we started of with a few Satellite symposia and Workshops, rooms were crowded and the response was great. We hope you found it as thrilling as we did.
At 10:00 we had a press conference with the two Congress Presidents Aage Radmann and Susanna Hedenborg, the President of ECSS Marco Narici, Chairman of the Center for Sports Research Per Nilsson, CEO & General Manager of Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live Jens Lyckman, Director of Tourism – City of Malmö Johan Hermansson and as moderator Professor Gisela Sjøgaard. Meanwhile, the venue was starting to fill up and the exhibition area was opened.
After lunch the invited sessions, oral and mini-oral presentations started and yet again the rooms were packed. A lot of interesting topics were discussed and plenty of questions were being asked so all the great speakers had to be on their toes, which led to very good discussions.
In the amazing lecture room High Live 1 the Bengt Saltin tribute symposium has held to honor Bengt Saltin who very sadly past away last year. We had speakers who talked very nicely about Bengt Saltin as a person and also about some of his admirable researches.
The first day of the congress ended with an amazing opening ceremony and an opening reception. What a show – What a venue! The atmosphere in the opening reception was great and we don´t think the day could ended any better.
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It’s one week to go before this year’s ECSS congress starts in Malmö, and we’re all are working on the final preparations. This week we had the pleasure to pick up three courtesy cars sponsored by Lexus Malmö. Lexus cars profile themselves as eco-cars, which fits well into the Malmö congress Sustainable Sport theme.
Lexus believes that it is their duty and obligation to take the lead in the automobile industry’s environmental challenges. They believe that environmental sustainability is the single biggest challenge in this century, both for their own industry and for society at large. Lexus means that their response to this challenge affects not only their own cars, but every aspect of their business and every individual in their business.
You’re very welcome to have a look at, and perhaps a ride in, the cars during your stay at the congress.
Find more information about Lexus Malmö here
In only a week from today people from all over the world will be arriving to the ECSS 2015 Congress, and we are proud to welcome you to Malmö. This year’s congress will be hosted by three great universities from the Öresund region, Malmö University, Lund University and University of Copenhagen.
Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is a young, modern and international university. It has about 25,000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate education. Malmö University’s mission is to be an active hub for research, education, and innovation that benefits the global society. Education and research at Malmö University is aligned with and focused on the major challenges in contemporary society. Hence, research is often multidisciplinary and frequently pursued in collaboration with partners from outside the university.
Lund University has a long and vibrant history covering almost 350 years of teaching. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form, with around 47,000 students and a international position of excellence in teaching and research. The University is organised into eight faculties as well as many departments, schools and research centres. The University has three campuses located in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö, all in southern Sweden.
University of Copenhagen
With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution for research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ‘conduct research and provide further education at the highest academic level’. Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place. These activities can be found in various environments ranging from the plant world of the Botanical Gardens, through high-tech laboratories and auditoriums, to the historic buildings and lecture rooms of Frue Plads and other locations.
See you soon in Malmö!
On Saturday 6th of June, Sweden celebrated National Day and we got to see and hear Malmö Academic Choir at a live summer concert in one of Malmö’s churches. We are proud to announce that Malmö Academic choir will partake in the Opening Ceremony for ECSS Malmo 2015 Congress.
Daniel Hansson, Director of Music at Malmö University, is the conductor of Malmö Academic Choir, 30 voices strong and consisting of a majority of students but also staff and alumni from Malmö University. Since 1999 Malmö Academic Choir is a vocal ensemble for Malmö’s entire academic arena, tied to Malmö University. The choir is exceedingly appreciated and we are very happy to have them come and join the opening ceremony in their busy schedule.
Here is a short teaser from Malmö Academic Choir
You are most welcome to attend the ECSS Opening Ceremony June 24 at 18:00 at the Concert Hall at Malmo Live!
If you are about to book your travel and accommodation for the upcoming ECSS conference then make sure you arrive a day early…
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) invites attendees of the ECSS conference to join us on Wednesday 24th June, in The Kuben, for our pre-conference symposium entitled “Sports Nutrition Exchange: Insights into the Measurement and Manipulation of Metabolism in Athletes”.
This four hour event includes talks from some of the most prestigious scientists who will cover the topics of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism from a scientific and applied perspective.
The full schedule of the symposium is as follows:
8:30 – 9:00: REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10: WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS:
James Carter PhD | GSSI, USA & UK
Lawrence Spriet PhD | University of Guelph, Canada
9:10 – 9:55: REGULATION OF EXERCISE-INDUCED LIPID METABOLISM
Bente Kiens PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
9:55 – 10:40: MEASURING FAT OXIDATION IN ATHLETES AND NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE IT
Rebecca Randell PhD | GSSI
10:40 – 11:00: BREAK & COFFEE
11:00 – 11:45: REGULATION OF GLUCOSE AND GLYCOGEN METABOLISM DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE
Erik Richter MD, PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
11:45 – 12:30: TRANSLATION OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM AND ITS APPLICATION IN SPORT
Jens Bangsbo PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
12:30 – 12:35: CLOSING REMARKS
12:35: LUNCH SERVED
The day does not end there…
Stick around after the pre-conference and show your support to the short listed finalists who are up for winning the GSSI Nutrition Award. Each finalist will present their work and the winner will be announced later that evening at the Opening Ceremony.
Are you arriving early for this year’s ECSS Congress? Don’t miss out on some interesting lectures at Malmö University.
Coinciding with the Congress, there will be a PhD-course, Scientific Quality, Position and Relevance in Sport Sciences. As part of the course we offer a set of interesting lectures, by experienced and eminent scholars within Sport Studies and Sport Science, on Tuesday, June 23. These lectures are open also for ECSS participants not attending the course. Still, you will have to notify your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for the day
10.00-11.00: Prof. Richard Tinning, University of Queensland, AUS
“An odyssey in the raise and falls in the development of sport science”
11.30-12.30: Prof. Angela Schneider, Western University, CAN
“The problems and opportunities in mixing social and natural science in sport studies”
14.00-15.00: Prof. Hans Westerbeek, Victoria University, AUS
“The problems and opportunities of applied, multi-disciplinary, science”
15.30-16.30: Prof. Jim Parry, University of Leeds, GB
“Sport and Sustainability – Ethics and Integrity”
Location: Room F415, Orkanen, Malmö University
You’re all welcome to join, and we hope to see you there!